Are you left-handed? Do you know a lefty? I’m right-handed and, like most people, have no trouble living in this right-handed society.
Many lefties struggle though. The world just wasn’t made by them for them. Yet there are some interesting facts to know about lefties…
Below are 11 little known facts about left-handed people you may not have already known!
1. Left-handed people are able to see underwater better than their right-handed counterparts.
2. Osama bin Laden, Jack the Ripper and The Boston Strangler were all left-handed.
3. The left-handed are more likely to suffer insomnia.
4. The longest words that can be typed using just the left hand are sweater, dresses, tesserae, and decades.
5. Lefties have worse asthma and allergies than right-handed people.
6. 30 million Americans are left-handed.
7. Lefties tend to be better at architecture.
8. Lefties are more linguistically talented.
9. Women over 40 are considerably more likely to have left-handed children.
10. Left-handed college graduates tend to become wealthier than their right-handed counterparts.
11. 4 of 7 recent presidents are left-handed.
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