#1 Left-handed people make up between 5-10% of the population.
#2 They are three times more likely to become alcoholics.
#3 They use the right side of the brain the most.
#4 They tend to reach puberty 4-5 months later than normal.
#5 They make especially good baseball players, tennis players, swimmers, and boxers. Almost 40% of the top tennis players are lefties.
#6 Of the 7 most recent US presidents, 4 have been left-handed.
#7 Left-handed college graduates go on to become 26% richer than right-handed graduates.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#11 Although approximately 90% of all humans are right-handed, cats, rats, and mice seem to be equally split between right and left pawedness.
#12 Studies have suggested that left-handers are more talented in spatial awareness, math, and architecture. Right-handers tend to be more talented verbally.
#13 One in four Apollo astronauts were left-handed.
#14 About 30 million people in the United States are left-handed.
#15 Research suggests that left-handers are slightly more prone to allergies and asthma than right-handers.
#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.
#17 The longest words that can be typed using only the left hand with conventional hand placement aresweater dresses and tesserae decades.
#18 Left-handedness runs in families. Lefties in the British Royal Family include the Queen Mother, Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Charles, and Prince William.
#19 Left-handers are more likely to suffer from insomnia.
#20 There is a day to celebrate being left-handed. It’s August 13th and known as International Left-Handers Day.
#21 The Boston Strangler, Osama Bin Laden, and Jack The Ripper were all left-handed.
#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.
#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.
24. The Boston Strangler, Osama Bin Laden, and Jack The Ripper were left-handed.
#25 I am Left Handed… What About You?