Saturday was Left Handers Day

Saturday was International Left-Handers Day

Calling all lefties! We want to celebrate with you these fun facts about folks who are left-handed.  

Hey there, left handers! Do you ever feel left out? We know it’s probably tough hunting for

left-handed scissors and finding ink stains on your hand, but we’ve got some good news for you. Saturday was Left Handers Day!

To commemorate, here are a few fun facts about being left handed.

  • Left handed people generally have an easier time mastering baseball, tennis, fencing, and swimming, almost 40% of the top tennis players are lefties
  • Five people designed the Macintosh computer. Four of them were left handed!
  • If you’re left handed, you’ll most likely draw figures that are facing to the right
  • Five of the last seven U.S. Presidents have been left handed!
  • Oprah Winfrey, Bill Gates, Babe Ruth, Aristotle, Leonardo da Vinci, and Jimi Hendrix were all left handed. You’re not as alone as you might have thought!
  • Make up between 5% and 10% of the population
  • More likely to have allergies
  • More prone to migraines
  • More likely to be insomniacs
  • Use the right side of the brain the most
  • Three times more likely to become alcoholics – the right side of the brain has a lower tolerance to alcohol!
  • More likely to be on extreme poles of the intelligence scale
  • Tend to reach puberty 4 to 5 months later than right handers
  • More likely to suffer stuttering and dyslexia
  • Twice as likely to be a man
  • Better at 3D perception and thinking
  • Better at multi-tasking
  • Left handed pens are a thing! Who knew!?


  • Recover from strokes faster
  • More likely to pursue creative careers
  • Of the seven most recent U.S Presidents, 4 have been left handed
  • Left handed college graduates go on to become 26% richer than right handed graduates
  • On a QWERTY keyboard there are 1447 English words typed solely with the left hand, while only 187 are typed with the right hand.
  • Adjust to seeing underwater quicker
  • Less able to roll their tongue than a righty
  • Nails grow faster on the left hand than the right

Happy Left Handers Day from The Maria Sanchez Show. Whatever hand you use to write, we recommend you tune into our newest program, Shadow Politics with Senator Michael D. Brown on Sundays at 4:00 p.m. PDT/7:00 p.m. EDT.

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