Left handed fun facts

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Most left-handers draw figures facing to the right.There is a high tendency in twins for one to be left-handedStuttering and dyslexia occur more often in left-handers (particularly if they are forced to change their writing hand as a child, like King of England George VI).


Image descriptionLeft-handers adjust more readily to seeing underwater.

Left-handers excel particularly in tennis, baseball, swimming and fencing

Left-handers usually reach puberty 4 to 5 months after right-handers

4 of the 5 original designers of the Macintosh computer were left-handed

1 in 4 Apollo astronauts were left-handed – 250% more than the normal level.

Left-handers are generally more intelligent, better looking, imaginative and multi-talented than right handers – based on discussions among members of the Left-Handers Club! 🙂

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10 comments on “Left handed fun facts
  1. Regina says:

    I never had issues with using scissors.

  2. Steph says:

    I watch a lot of true crime. And I have noticed that there are a lot of left-handed law enforcement out there! It seems like 90% of them are. LOL

    • Jay says:

      Yes! I noticed all the left handers in law enforcement too! That’s why I ended up here…lol. I’m going to keep looking.

  3. Deanna says:

    I’m 56 and my kindergarten teacher tried to make color, write with my right hand also I told my mom and she had a I’m sure heated discussion with the teacher and she never took the writing instrument out of my left hand again. Mom was left handed also & a red head so I’m sure she didn’t take it easy on that teacher lol

  4. Shelli says:

    I think there was a study conducted at Oxford University that actually proved the veracity of the last fact.

  5. Adam says:

    Hi left-handers!

    When I was in kindergarten my teacher made me use my right hand because she said “it was the right way.” When I do write with my left (I am 31) everyone says it is so much more legible. Does anyone know of a way for me to actually learn how to properly write with my left hand? Growing up my step-mom would slap my left hand if I used it for eating or anything. It has really messed with my brain for years. I shoot better with my left (I used to be in law enforcement), I throw better with my left, I am a southpaw when I do MMA/Boxing, I eat with my left, but I just can’t get the hang of writing in a straight line with my left. It is so hard to explain to people why I like to grab things with my left hand instead of my right, but they say always state that I write with my right hand. It has something I have wanted to do for years, but when I try, it just takes a long time and some of the letters look funny. I guess I don’t know how to hold the paper the correct way. I even play video games with left handed controls and if they don’t have the option in first person shooters, I just can’t play it.

  6. Julie says:

    I LOVE this site!! I am left-handed (by default I think-due to a congenital right upper limb deficiency) and know of only one relative (my uncle) who was left handed. My theory has always been that this is the true trouble of my learning difficulties. Has this theory ever been quantified?

  7. Matt Field says:

    I am a lefty. I write with my left hand, eat with a fork in my left hand, throw with my left hand, ride a snowboard “goofy foot”, shoot left handed, use a mouse with my RIGHT hand (always easier for me since I did that from a very young age), I am left eye dominant (good since I shoot left handed). I am a pretty analytical person (at least I think I am) and I’m always picking things apart, trying to deduce and understand things to include myself. My memory isn’t great but it’s not terrible…nothing too impressive. But what always stuck out to me was that I knew I was intelligent, even though IQ tests showed I had about a 100 IQ, I figured things out in math and science that a lot of people couldn’t. Scored well on my ASVAB tests for the Army and got into computers and learned things that people twice my age didn’t know! Was and still am curious about my analytical abilities and how this ties to left handedness. I think I’ve heard that this is at least fairly common with lefties.

  8. Peter Hupkens says:

    Last year you posted an article wherein the claim was made that researchers had concluded that lefties convalesce faster from a stroke than richt handed victims. It just so happened that I experienced a stroke last year, hence the article stuck.

    However, I can’t seem to find the original copy. Can you help me out?

    Thanking you in advance for your troubles.

    Best regards,

    Petert Hupkens

  9. Georgette Badr says:

    I Realy like this as I am. a left handed who was forced to write with right hand this resulted in becoming slow in writing and in any other type of activity also I used to feel that if I try to speak quickly the words would come out wrong thereforI preferred being quite most of the time to the extend I was nicknamed the Sphinx any way I am still left-handed except in writing though I can draw with both hands

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