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International Left-handers Day

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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

Draw figures facing to the right

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

Recover from strokes faster

4 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.

What Being Left-Handed Says About Your Personality

Happy Left Handers Day

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Note: All material on this website is provided for your information only and may not be construed as medical advice or instruction. No action or inaction should be taken based solely on the contents of this information; instead, readers should consult appropriate health professionals on and matter relating to their health and well-being. The information and opinions expressed here are believed to be accurate, based on the best judgement available to the authors, and readers who fail to consult with appropriate health authorities assume the risk of any injuries. Errors and Omissions Excepted. Terms and Conditions Apply.


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