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25 Kickass and Awesome Facts About Left Handedness

Here are 25 Kickass and Awesome Facts About Left Handedness.

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Prince Fielder-Awesome Facts About Left Handedness

1. Pro baseball lefty slugger Prince Fielder was born a natural right handed hitter, but his father forced him to bat lefty saying he would “thank him for it later” – Source

2. Jimi Hendrix had to learn how to play a Right Handed guitar because his father believed left-handedness was the sign of the devil. He later played a right handed guitar with his left hand. – Source

3. There is a term for the opposite of “ambidextrous”. It’s “ambisinister”, and it means you’re equally bad with both hands. Sinister’s etymology is from Latin meaning “left”, hence ambisinister really means all your hands are left-handed – Source

4. Dr. Donald Unger cracked the knuckles of his left hand (but not his right hand) every day for more than 60 years to prove that it does not give you arthritis. Neither hand got arthritis and he won the bet with his mother that the habit originated from. – Source

5. Dave Mustaine, Megadeth, singer/guitarist had to teach himself to play guitar with his left hand 2002. He was diagnosed with radial neuropathy of; his right hand after falling asleep with his arm over the back of a chair leaving him unable to make a fist. – Source

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Wedding Ring-Awesome Facts About Left Handedness

6. The tradition of the wedding ring being worn on the left hand ring finger was derived from the Romans because there was thought to be a vein in the finger, referred to as the ‘Vena Amoris’ or the ‘Vein of Love’ said to be directly connected to the heart. – Source

7. Left-handed people are often excluded from studies of how the brain works. This means that the results of those studies may not apply to ~10% of the population. – Source

8. Of the past 14 U.S. presidents, 6 have been left-handed and one ambidextrous. Out of the total general population, only 10% is left-handed. Records of presidential handedness prior to President Hoover are unreliable because up until that point left-handedness was still considered a disability. – Source

9. Majority of the member’s from Simpson’s family are left handed. – Source

10. Left-handed people are more likely to die younger and more likely to be schizophrenic, alcoholic, delinquent, dyslexic, have Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, as well as mental disabilities. – Source

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Stormtroopers-Awesome Facts About Left Handedness

11. Stormtroopers are left-handed. – Source

12. Most left-handed humans prefer to draw circles clockwise and circulate in buildings clockwise, and most right-handed people prefer to draw circles counterclockwise and circulate in buildings anticlockwise. – Source

13. Left-handedness was seen as a neurotic, a mark of the devil, sign of homosexuality in history; Also, mothers who give birth at 40 are 128% more likely to have a left-handed baby. – Source

14. More than 2,500 left-handed people are killed every year around the world from using equipment meant for right-handed people. – Source

15. In some parts of Scotland, it is considered bad luck to meet a left-handed person at the start of their journey. – Source


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Lefties drink-Awesome Facts About Left Handedness

16. Lefties drink more often than righties. – Source

17. Left handed persons are significantly more likely to suffer from autism and schizophrenia while at the same time being much more likely to have an IQ over 131 and being more proficient at math than their right handed counterparts. – Source

18. Left-handedness runs in families. Lefties in the British royal family include the Queen Mother, Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Charles, and Prince William. – Source

19. Jay-Z, 50 Cent, Tupac, Dr Dre and Eminem are all left handed – Source

20. Female cats are right-pawed and males are lefties.

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Gamer-Awesome Facts About Left Handedness

21. Left handed gamers may have an advantage over right handed gamers. – Source

22. Forcing a left handed person to change to their right hand at a young age can have severe repercussions throughout their life. – Source

23. In Japan, people who hold their liquor well are also known as “left handed” – Source

24. Premature babies are 5 times more likely to be left handed. – Source

25. Athletes who clench a ball in their left hand prior to activity are likely to perform better under strenuous situations than those who clench a ball in their right hand. It is though that it triggers the right side of the brain which is responsible for automated behaviors. – Source

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    • He is left handed. That’s why he calls himself “lucky lefty”. Some rappers use their opposite dominant hand when performing however.

      • This is wrong, they call Jay ‘lucky lefty’ after the character Al Pacino played in the wiseguy film ‘Donnie Brasco’. ‘Lefty’ a wiseguy in the film, wants to get out and tries to, but in the end donnie gives him the chance to run and he doesn’t before busting them as an undercover cop. This leads to lefty getting whacked. Jay has openly said his old life was going to get him killed and he made the choice to get out of the game and concentrate on music, now he is on forbes rich list… he got out in time, he is ‘lucky lefty’

  • #22 My mother always told me that my grandmother had severe neurological problems earlier in life due to teachers trying to force her to be right-handed.

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