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Left-Hander's Day


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Today is International Left-Handers Day.

According the abcnews.go.com, “Statistics show left-handed people are more likely to be schizophrenic, alcoholic, delinquent, dyslexic, and have Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, as well as mental disabilities. They're also more likely to die young and get into accidents. So if evolutionary theory dictates survival of the fittest, why do lefties still exist?”

According to Wired.com, “Left-handedness is a recessive gene, so even if both you and your spouse are left-handed, the odds that your child will be are only about 50-50. If one of you is left -handed, it’s a one in four chance, and if you’re both right-handed it’s one in ten .”

More than 90% of the population are right –handed. With scissors, camcorders, knives, computer mice, and most tools made for right handed people, there are some advantages to being left-handed.
According to associatedcontent.com:

Toll booths are on your side!
You’re not alone. Famous people such as Steve Young , Jimi Hendrix, and Bill Gates are left-handed.
You get to choose your seat at a dinner table or elbows might get bumped.
If you want to write in Hebrew, it will be easier for you as it is written from right to left. No more smudges!
You might be a better baseball player.
You might be a better multi-tasker.
You could be a more holistic and creative thinker.
You could be a faster typist. Using the left-hand 3400 words can be typed whereas only 450 can be typed with the right.
You might be standing in line for less time. Most people veer to the right to wait in line, but left-handed people tend to veer to the left.
 

Living in a right-handed world has its challenges for left-handed people. If you are left-handed…it’s your day! If you are right-handed, celebrate the day by trying to do things with your left hand.

For more info: www.lefthandersday.com

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