Monday, August 13, 2007

Happy Lefhanders Day!

Today is 13 August which means that it is International Lefthanders Day.

Here are a few fun left handed facts that you probably didn't know (as reported by http://www.lefthandersday.com/) :

- Most left-handers draw figures facing to the right.
- There is a high tendency in twins for one to be left-handed
- Stuttering 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).
- Left-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

Just over ten percent of people are left-handed, meaning this day is not celebrated extremely enthusiastically by about ninety percent of people! However, it is enthusiastically celebrated by this list of famous lefties, and, by me!

1 comment:

Papa Jeff said...

You are a very special person - left handed or not. I hope that you had a great lefty day.