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Things You Didn’t Know About Being Left-Handed

Oct 12 , 2020

Only 10% of the population in our country is left-handed and right-handed can never understand why things are different for them. In fact, living in a world where a pair of scissors is designed for right-handed is difficult for left-handed people. Over the years, there have been plenty of myths and theories about what it’s like to be a lefty in a right-handed world. Here are some fun and fascinating facts that you might not know about being left-handed

    • They think differently than right-handed people
    • Left-handedness does tend to run in families, it depends on an individual only
    • Lefties have a higher chance of developing painful conditions.

    • Lefties have a shorter lifespan than righties.
    • They have better sex than righties.
    • These people have better self-control.

    • Leftie women have a higher risk of breast cancer.
    • They might suffer from some sleep issues.

    • Left-handedness is about twice as common in twins than in the general population.
    • Calculating is much easier for most lefties than writing.
    • Everyday tasks are little difficult for lefties.
    • Lefties tend to be better at divergent thinking, which makes them think of possible solutions to a problem.

  • Left-handedness affect their school performance, they perform worse than right-handed kids.
  • They make especially good baseball players, tennis players, swimmers, and boxers. Almost 40% of the top tennis players are lefties.
  • They tend to reach puberty 4-5 months later than normal.
  • They are three times more likely to become alcoholics.
  • Left-handed college graduates go on to become 26% richer than right-handed graduates.
  •  Left-handers are more likely to suffer from insomnia.
  • There is a day to celebrate being left-handed. It’s August 13th and known as International Left-Handers Day.

Of all the exciting facts about handedness, the most important is that is doesn’t matter. The differences between righties and lefties are really minor.

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