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BE A LEFTYThis group exists to unite all those lefties and ambidextrous people out there!
ALSO the ones who were forced to use their right hand and are now right-handers, of course!
Have you known that only around 10% of the world population are lefties?
But it is also thought that the percentage is more - but many people are forced to use their right hand instead of the left.
Have you also known that it was also once thought that all left-handed people started out as twins, and that their rightie siblings died in the womb?
This is a myth, but left-handedness is about twice as common in twins than in the general population.
There was an interesting study going on, where right- and left-handed people were shown two columns of abstract illustrations and asked which seemed more intelligent, happy, honest, and attractive. Righties were more likely to choose the illustrations in the right column, while lefties were more likely to choose the drawings in the left column. "For left-handed people, implicitly, they think good stuff is on the left and bad stuff is on the right, even though consciously, explicitly, everything in language and culture is telling them the exact opposite," the study's lead author said in a press release. He believes this may even influence the way we vote on ballots, or which candidates we prefer when watching presidential debates.
Left-handedness does NOT impact longevity - though it was thought for a long time that lefties are doomed to die earlier (because of being "clumsy" and so on ...).
Just a few facts I wanted to share with you.
Do you have any other stories with your handedness you would like to share?
Just go along!
, leader of The LeftHandedArtists