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10 Facts About Left-Handed People That You Didn’t Know

Experts still can’t explain the reason why some people are left-handed and some people are right-handed, a research has found a complex link between our genes and environment. Experts have discovered that the number of left-handed members is higher in the family of a left-handed person. Left-handed people are also more independent than right-handed people because they spend their entire lives adapting to a right-handed world. This article reveals 23 things you probably didn’t know about left-handed people…

1. Left means broken or weak.

The word “left” is of Anglo-Saxon origin from the word “lyft” meaning broken or weak.

2. Do left-handed people use the left side of their brain?

Most people might think that but left-handed people tend to use the right side of their brain.

3. How many people are actually left-handed?

5 to 10 percent of the world’s population is left-handed.

4. Left-handed people tend to be good at sports.

They’re usually good at sports like swimming, boxing, tennis and baseball.

5. Left-handed people underwater.

They can adjust to see underwater more easily than right-handers. I wonder why?

6. Left-handed Tennis players.

More than 40 percent of the world’s tennis players are left-handed. GO LEFTIES!

7. Most left-handed people reach puberty later.

Even 5 months after right-handed people.

8. Left-handed people are usually richer than right-handed people.

Left-handed college graduates are expected to become 26 percent richer than right-handed colleagues.

9. They have an increased risk by 3% of becoming alcoholics.

10. Animals are equally right-handed as left-handed.

In animals like cats, mice and rats, the percentage of left and right pawedness is equally split.

 

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