AUGUST 13, 2015
• August 13 is International Left-handers Day!
- unofficially celebrated since the 13th of August, in the year 1976;
- officially celebrated by the Left-Hander's Day Club since August 13, 1996 in order to annually celebrate certain people's sinistrality and raise awareness of the advantages and disadvantages of being left-handed.
• Left Handed Population:
- 76% chance for left-handedness in identical twins;
- approximately 10% left handed adults versus 90% right handed adults;
- left-handedness is more common in males than females;
- left-handedness is more common among bisexuals & homosexuals;
- left-handedness is more common among South Asians & East Europeans.
• Health Issues:
- LRRTM1 on chromosome 2p12 is a maternally suppressed gene associated paternally with handedness and schizophrenia";
- other health issues associated with left-handedness are: dyslexia, stutter, asthma and allergies.
• Left Handed Traits:
- personality: very spontaneous and unpredictable, philosophical and a dreamer;
- behavior: have more of an independent streak, become restless during long verbal explanations;
- intellect: better at 3-dimensional perception and thinking, like organizing things to show relation.
• Macintosh Designers:
- 4 out of 5 of the original Macintosh computer designers were left handed.
• Famous Left Handed People:
- US PRESIDENTS: 4 out of 5 last US presidents were left handed » Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton & Barack Obama are left-handed; only George W. Bush is right-handed;
- MUSICIANS (especially in the category 'guitar combined with vocal & composing' the amount of left-handers is striking): Jimi Hendrix, B.B. King, Albert King [all 3 are listed in the RollingStone Guitarists TOP 13], Kurt Cobain, Paul McCartney;
- ARTISTS: Michelangelo, Raphael, Leonardo da Vinci;
- ACTORS: Robert De Niro, Angelina Jolie, Jerry Seinfield.
• History - Harsh Times!:
- child penalty: kids were spanked in school and chasticated at home;
- bad reputation: it has provoked cultural superstition and discrimination.
• Negative Meanings:
- gauche (French): awkward, clumsy;
- links, linkish (German): awkward;
- manchino (Italian): crooked, mained.
Read more about why...
Left-handed people are more intelligent and creative!
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