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20 Facts about Left Handed People


Here is a list of 20 interesting facts about left-handed people which you probably didn’t know. These facts will amaze you, and you will find that there are a lot of fun and interesting facts about left handers which you weren’t aware of.

Interesting Left Handed People Facts:

  1. 10% of the world’s population is left-handed.
  2. Few of the famous left-handed people are Napoleon, Da Vinci, Einstein, Newton, Bill Gates, Oprah, Obama, Hugh Jackman and Bradd Pitt.
  3. Since 1996, every August 13th is celebrated as “Left-Handers Day“.
  4. They are more likely to be on extreme poles of the intelligence scale, that is, either have a very high IQ or a low one.
  5. Left-handed people are more likely to be insomniacs.
  6. More than 2,500 left-handed people are killed every year by using equipment meant for right-handed people.
  7. On an average, left-handed people die 3 years earlier than right-handed people.
  8. They are more prone to migraines, compared to right-handed people.
  9. According to research, they are better at multitasking.
  10. On an average, there are more left-handed people with IQs over 140 than right-handed people, according to a study.
  11. They process things faster while playing video games or sports.
  12. According to a study, left-handed college graduates on average become 26% richer than right-handed graduates.
  13. Homosexuals are 39% more likely to be left-handed!

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  14. They tend to chew on the left side of the mouth, as compared to right-handed people who tend to chew on the right side.
  15. According to studies, prematurely born babies are more likely to be left-handed.
  16. Inherited genes account for just 25% of the chance of being left-handed, according to a study.
  17. They are more likely to pursue creative careers.
  18. Soldiers who are left-handed prepare and throw grenades upside down because of how the safety pin is placed.
  19. According to research, left-handed people are affected by post-traumatic stress far more than right-handed people.
  20. They are three times more likely to become alcoholics as the right side of the brain has a lower tolerance to alcohol.

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