90% of the world's population do not understand the daily struggle of being left-handed. The least you can do is educate yourself with some facts on International Left-Handers Day.

Some famous lefties include Babe Ruth, Bill Gates, Oprah Winfrey, Napoleon Bonaparte, Leonardo da Vinci, Marie Curie, Aristotle, Ned Flanders, and Jimi Hendrix.

  • 10% of the world is left-handed and most of them are men.
  • Historically the left hand has been associated with witchcraft.
  • Shaking left hands is a sign of disrespect.
  • The word sinister comes from the Latin word for left, "sinestra."
  • Five of the last eight U.S. presidents were left-handed: Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama.
  • The term "southpaw" started in baseball to describe a left-handed pitcher.
  • Wedding rings being worn on the left hand started with Greeks and Romans who did so to fend off evil.

Read more at The Telegraph.

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