International Left Handers Day: 5 Fun Facts About Lefties And Their Advantages

By | August 13, 2018

Today we are celebrating International Left Handers Day with some interesting fun facts.

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Chances are we all know someone who is left handed, but have you ever wondered about the differences (besides the obvious) between right and left handed people?

Did you know…

  • Men are more likely to be left-handed.
  • Mothers over 40 are shown to be twice as likely to have a left-handed baby.
  • Research has shown that lefties have been known to reach puberty 4-6 months later than righties.
  • That approximately 10 percent of the world’s population is thought to be left-handed. That’s almost 700 million total lefties around the world.
  • Left-handed individuals appear to be better at math because they tend to use the right side of their brains more, while right-handed people appear to be better at tasks that include language.

If you happen to be a left-hander you can take heart in celebrating this day by impressing your family and friends with the 18 Advantages Of Being Left-Handed.

Happy International Left Handers Day!

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