Salutations, lefties! Happy Left Handers Day from a fellow left hander. As all, seize the day. Try creating our day a little interesting as well by sharing our facts with the right-handers and dispelling their myths about us.
International Left Handers Day is an annual event that celebrates the uniqueness and differences of people who are left-handed on August 13. Campbell, the founder of Lefthanders International, Inc., observed the first Lefthanders International Day in 1976.
Facts of Left Handers:
I’ve listed down the 30 interesting facts of left handers, from weird to the funny. All are jumbled up. So let’s begin….
- More Likely to Suffer Sleep Deprivation:
A left hander is much more likely to suffer from the sleep condition PLMD, also known as periodic limb movement disorder. This condition causes the sufferer to kick and jerk their limbs involuntarily and spasmodically while sleeping. People with this condition typically have disturbed sleep, with their uncontrollable movements frequently rousing them.
2. Left Handed People Use the Right Side of the Brain the Most:
The brain is cross-wired, which means that the right side controls the left side of the body and vice versa. As a result, the well-known adage “only lefty people are in their right minds” applies. The right side of the brain is thought to coordinate the left side of the body and control tasks related to the arts and creativity.
Take a look at our diagram below to see if you can relate!
3. Better at Multi-Tasking:
Experiments revealed that when given two tasks to complete at the same time, southpaw participants performed the best. This is due to the fact that right-handed people solve problems by breaking them down into parts and analyzing each piece individually. Lefty people, on the other hand, tend to look at the problem as a whole and use pattern-matching to try to solve it.
4. Quick Thinkers:
According to a research reported in Neuropsychology, they are better able to switch between their left and right hemispheres and use both sides of their brains simultaneously period. This tends to result in faster, more effective thinking and information processing. Lefties, live in harmony!
5. More Creative:
Because lefties have a highly developed right hemisphere, they are more creative than right-handed people, says psychologist Chris McManus.
6. Better at Sports:
According to studies, apposed to the 10% of the general population who are lefties, they make up one-third of Major League Baseball players, 20% of top-ranked boxers, and 20-25% of top-ranked fencers. Lefties may also have a competitive edge in interactive sports such as baseball, basketball, and tennis.
Pertaining across one analysis, lefty people are 11 times more likely than right-handed people can have allergies. The study also discovered that left-handers were 2.5 times more likely to have auto-immune disorders such as ulcerative colitis or rheumatoid arthritis.
It has been scientifically proven that lefty people are – approximately considerably more likely as right-handed people to encounter from migraines.
Lefties are more likely than righties to consume moderate amounts of alcohol. So the widely held belief that lefties are more likely to be alcoholics may be overstated!
10. Seeing Underwater Quicker:
According to neurologists, our lefty counterparts have a harder time adapting to underwater vision than right handed people.
11. Less Able to Roll Their Tongue:
According to research in 1998, it has been proven that few lefties cannot roll their tongues than righties. (people have actually tried this)
12. Majority are Male:
As per the research in 2008, it has been discovered that Lefty men outnumber right-handed men by 23%. According to general consensus, this study is statistically significant because it included data from 144 separate studies with a total sample size of almost 2 million participants