Although scientists and medical experts cannot yet specify the reason why a person becomes left or right-handed, according to newest research, this has something to do with a complex connection between our genes and the environment. That is, great percentage of left-handed individuals, as experts discovered, comes from a family of a left-handed person.
Additionally, they have found that the writings in the brain are different in left-handed and right-handed people. Since lefties spend their entire life adapting to the right-handed world, they are more independent.
This article reveals 18 fun facts about left-handed people you probably weren’t aware of:
- The origin of the word ‘left’ comes from the Anglo-Saxon era and it is based on the word ‘lyft’, meaning broken or weak
- Left-handed people tend to use the right part of their brain
- 5 to 10% of the world population is left-handed
- Left-handed people can be excellent at various sports, including tennis, swimming, boxing, baseball, and others
- Left-handed people have the ability to see clearly underwater, even more so than right-handed people
- Over 40% of the most well-established tennis players are left-handed
- A study showed that left-handed people process emotions differently than right-handed people, and become angry more quickly.
- Studies show that left-handed people are better in math, architecture, and spatial awareness, but are not as developed as right-handed people when it comes to verbal skills.
- Left-Handers Day is August 13th.
- Left-handed people are late bloomers, meaning they reach their puberty 5 months after ‘righties’ do
- According to studies, left-handed college graduates could make a fortune that is 26% bigger than the one right-handed people make
- Alcohol and ‘lefties’ are tightly connected, since they have a 3% higher risk of being addicted to it
- In America, 4 out of 7 states are left-handed
- Animals can be as well be left-handed, or left-pawed to be exact
- Insomnia is more common for left-handed people than ‘righties’
- At the moment, there are over 30 million left-handed people in the U.S. alone
- Statistics say that women who give birth in their 40s have a 128% higher chance of giving birth to a left-handed child when compared with women who give birth in their 20s
- Left-handed people are more prone to asthma and allergies than right-handed individuals