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Here Are 25 Facts About Left-Handed People That You Didn’t Know About. The Last One Surprised Me.

#1 Left-handed people make up between 5-10% of the population.

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#2 They are three times more likely to become alcoholics.

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#3 They use the right side of the brain the most.

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#4 They tend to reach puberty 4-5 months later than normal.

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#5 They make especially good baseball players, tennis players, swimmers, and boxers. Almost 40% of the top tennis players are lefties.

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#6 Of the 7 most recent US presidents, 4 have been left-handed.

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#7 Left-handed college graduates go on to become 26% richer than right-handed graduates.

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#8 At various times in history, left-handedness has been seen as many things: a nasty habit, a mark of the devil, a sign of neurosis, rebellion, criminality, and homosexuality. It has also been seen as a trait indicating creativity and musical abilities.

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#9 At various times in history, left-handedness has been seen as many things: a nasty habit, a mark of the devil, a sign of neurosis, rebellion, criminality, and homosexuality. It has also been seen as a trait indicating creativity and musical abilities.

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#10 Mothers who are over 40 at the time of a child’s birth are 128% more likely to have a left-handed baby than a woman in her 20s.

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#11 Although approximately 90% of all humans are right-handed, cats, rats, and mice seem to be equally split between right and left pawedness.

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#12 Studies have suggested that left-handers are more talented in spatial awareness, math, and architecture. Right-handers tend to be more talented verbally.

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#13 One in four Apollo astronauts were left-handed.

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#14 About 30 million people in the United States are left-handed.

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#15 Research suggests that left-handers are slightly more prone to allergies and asthma than right-handers.

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#16 Studies have shown that if a left-hander injures his dominant hand, he has an easier time learning to use the other hand than his right-handed counterparts.

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#17 The longest words that can be typed using only the left hand with conventional hand placement aresweater dresses and tesserae decades.

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#18 Left-handedness runs in families. Lefties in the British Royal Family include the Queen Mother, Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Charles, and Prince William.

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#19 Left-handers are more likely to suffer from insomnia.

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#20 There is a day to celebrate being left-handed. It’s August 13th and known as International Left-Handers Day.

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#21 The Boston Strangler, Osama Bin Laden, and Jack The Ripper were all left-handed.

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#22 People who are left-handed are able to adjust to seeing underwater better than right-handed people. This gives them an epic advantage when playing Marco Polo.

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#23 The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease conducted a study where they found that left-handers process emotions differently, and in turn they tend to get a little more angry faster than their right-handed peers. John McEnroe is left-handed and we’ve seen him very angry plenty of times.

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24. The Boston Strangler, Osama Bin Laden, and Jack The Ripper were left-handed.

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#25 I am Left Handed… What About You?