Left-Handed Facts | Facts about Left-Handers: Left-handedness is far less common than right-handedness. Left-handed people are more skilful with their left hands when performing tasks. Here are few interesting Left-Handed Facts:
- 10% of the world’s population is left-handed.
- Left-handed people do things faster than righties while playing computer games or sports.
- Inherited genes account for just 25% of the chance of being left-handed, a study found.
- Premature babies are more apt to be left-handed, many studies propose.
- Homosexuals are 39% more likely to be left-handed.
- Left-handed people have an enhanced cognitive flexibility, switching quickly between thinking about 2 concepts.
Left-Handers vs. Right-Handers:
- More than 2,500 left-handed individuals are killed every year by using equipment meant for right-handed people.
- Left-handed people are affected by post-traumatic stress more than those who are right-handed, research revealed.
- Left-handed soldiers make and throw grenades upside down because of how the safety pin is placed.
- Right-handed people manage to chew food on the right side while left-handed tend to eat on the left side.
- Left-handed individuals earn up to 12 percent less than right-handed people, a study found.
- Famous left-handed people include Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Napoleon, Einstein, Newton, Bill Gates, Oprah, Obama and Jimi Hendrix.
- There are more left-handed people with IQ levels over 140 than right-handed people, a study found.
- Left-handed people process various stimuli faster than righties.
- 40% of individuals with schizophrenia are left-handed, despite being only 10% of the world’s population.
- Kangaroos are almost always left-handed.
- A study discovered that right-handed individuals have better oral hygiene and the lower rate of caries because of theirs better manual dexterity and brush ability.
- Every August 13th is celebrated “Left-Handers Day” since 1996.
- About 17% of twins are left-handed. It compares to about 10% of the non-twin population.
These are the various Left-Handed Facts.
Read about Twins Facts as well.