International Left-handers Day is celebrated on the 13th of August every year. It is a day to bring awareness of how many left-handed people there out there. It is also to see how many things there are in the world that we have to work with which are only designed for right-handed individuals. Take a look at some facts about left-handed individuals:

Scientific Left-handed Facts:

Makeup roughly 13% of the world’s population

More likely to have allergies

Use the right side of the brain the most

Left-handers usually reach puberty 4 to 5 months later than right-handers

Better at multi-tasking

Twice as likely to be a man

More likely to suffer from stuttering and dyslexia

More prone to migraines

Interesting Left-handed Trivia

CirclearrowDraw figures facing to the right

CirclearrowMake especially good baseball players, tennis players, swimmers, boxers and fencers (almost 40% of the top tennis players are lefties)

CirclearrowRecover from strokes faster

Circlearrow4 of the 5 original designers of the Macintosh computer were left-handed

Those are just a few interesting facts about Left-handed individuals this left-handers day. If you would like to join in the spirit of International Left-handers Day, or you are just interested in finding out more about Left-handed Individuals, you can visit the Campaign website here.


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