Although scientists and medical experts cannot yet specify the reason why a person becomes left or right-handed, according to newest research,
this has something to do with a complex connection between our genes and the environment. That is, great percentage of left-handed individuals, as experts discovered, comes from a family of a left-handed person.

WHAT ELSE DID THE RESEARCH SHOW?

The team of researchers found that the writings in the brain are not the same in left and right-handed people. Hence, since left-handed individuals spend their whole life adapting to a right-handed world, they are far more independent.



24 INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT LEFT-HANDED PEOPLE

The word ‘left’ has Anglo-Saxon origin and it comes from the word ‘lyft’ which meant broken or weak

Left-handed individuals use their right brain side more

5 to 10% of the world population is left-handed

Left-handed people are good at sports like tennis, swimming, boxing, baseball, etc.

They can see under water easier than right-handed people

More than 40% of the best tennis players in the world are left-handed



Left-handed people usually reach puberty later, approximately 5 months after right-handed individuals do

Statistics shows that left-handed college graduates are expected to become 26% richer than their right-handed peers

Left-handed people have a 3% higher risk of becoming alcoholics

Out of 7 US states, 4 are left-handed

The percentage of left and right pawedness in animals like cats, rats, and mice is equally divided

The longest words which you can type just with your left hand are tesserae decades, sweater, and dresses

According to one study, left-handed people have a different way of processing 
emotions than people who are right-handed as they tend to get angry quicker

Numerous studies point out that lefties are more gifted for maths, architecture, and spatial awareness whereas people who are right-handed have better verbal skills

August 13th is International Left-Handers Day

In the past, left-handedness was closely associated with rebellion, neurosis, homosexuality, the devil, and criminality. However, it was also related with creativity and musical skills

People who are left-handed tend to suffer from insomnia more than right-handed individuals



In the U.S. according to latest statistics, there are more than 30 million left-handed people

Women who give birth in their 40s have a 128% higher chance of giving birth to a left-handed child when compared with women who give birth in their 20s

Some of the most vicious killers in human history were left-handed. For example, the Boston Stranglers, Osama bin Laden, and Jack the Ripper

According to medical experts, if left-handed people injure their dominant hand, they can learn to use the other one quicker than if the same happens to a right-handed person

Left-handed people are more prone to asthma and allergies than right-handed individuals

Left-handedness definitely runs in the family. For example, Prince William, Queen Elizabeth II, Queen Mother, and Prince Charles are/were left-handed

Out of four, one Apollo astronaut was left-handed


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