Happy International Lefthanders Day to all the south paws out there. They say onlt about 10% of the world's population is left-handed, and supposedly lefties are more skillful when performing tasks with their hands as compared to right handers.

Please take some time to enjoy some other facts about your special day.

Notable Left-Handed People:

  • Ronald Reagan
  • Barack Obama
  • Bill Clinton
  • Paul McCartney
  • Jimmi Hendrix
  • Stevie Ray Vaughan (Honorary, born right handed, learned guitar left handed)
  • Oprah Winfrey
  • Julia Roberts
  • Lady Gaga

Fun Facts:

  • 14/20 of the highest career batting averages in the MLB are left handed.
  • People with psychotic disorders (like schizophrenia) are more likely to be lefty.
  • Left handed being wrong is part of our language. "Sinister" comes from the Latin "sinestra" or "left hand."
  • Left handers are more likely to experience periodic limb movement disorder, meaning they kick their arms and legs while asleep.
  • 98% of right-handed people are left-brained, and so are 70% of left-handed people.


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