The left hand is the hand of the heart !- an Italian proverb
Today, August 13 is International Lefthanders Day. It was first observed on 13 August 1976. International Lefthanders day is held to promote awareness of the inconveniences facing left handers in a predominantly right handed world. It's also a day to celebrate lefthanders' uniqueness and difference, who form 7% to 10% of the world's population.
|U.S. President Barack Obama is left handed|
SOME INTERESTING TRIVIA ON LEFT HANDERS
*There is a high tendency in twins for one to be left-handed.
*Left-handers adjust more readily to seeing underwater.
*Most left handers draw figures facing to the right.
*Lefthandedness is primarily inherited.
*Twice as many males as females are lefties.
*Lefties have a higher recovery rate from strokes since they share more from both sides of the brain.
*Left-handers excel particularly in tennis, baseball, swimming and fencing.
*4 of the 5 original designers of the Macintosh computer were left-handed.
*Based on the discussions among members of the Left Handed Club, left-handers are generally more intelligent, better looking, imaginative and multi-talented than right handers.
Here is a list of famous left handers:
James A. Garfield, Harry S. Truman, Gerald Ford, George Bush Senior and Bill Clinton, Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar, Michelangelo, Prince Charles and Prince William of England, Henry Ford, Hellen Keller, Lewis Carroll, Mark Twain, H.G. Wells, Kurt Cobain of Nirvana, Billy Corgan of Smashing Pumpkins, Judy Garland, Jimi Hendrix, Paul McCartney of The Beatles, George Michael, Cole Porter, Seal (Musicians), Tim Allen, Amitabh Bachchan, Matthew Broderick, Sarah Jessica Parker, George Burns, Charlie Chaplin, Tom Cruise, Robert DeNiro, Fran Drescher, Greta Garbo, Whoopie Goldberg, Cary Grant, Angelina Jolie, Nicole Kidman, Marilyn Monroe, Keanu Reeves, Julia Roberts.
Visit the Left Handers website