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Celebrating ALL lefties!  I truly believe that left handed people tend to be more independent — having to adapt to a world which is, in fact, largely built for right handed individuals.

Did you know: On average, 12% of the world is left handed, 87% right handed, and 1% is ambidextrous (they can use both hands).  The percentage of lefties worldwide, however, is slowly rising as being left handed becomes more socially accepted.  And believe it or not, to this day some countries STILL try and force children to learn to write with their right hand… kinda rediculous.

If you or someone you know is a lefty, check out more cool facts about left handed people!

Nails Grow Faster on Your Dominant Hand

They also grow faster on your larger fingers! Probably not the most exciting left handed statistic…

More Likely to Have Allergies

In the research book ‘Cerebral Dominance: The Biological Foundations” a study found that left handed people were 11 times more likely to suffer from allergies than right handed folk.

More Prone to Migraines

In the same scientific study described above, it was also discovered that left handed people were roughly twice as likely to experience migraines when compared to right handed people.

More Likely to Suffer Sleep Deprivation

It turns out that being left handed may also potentially ruin the quality of slumber that you experience!

Of the 8 Most Recent U.S Presidents, 5 Were Left Handed

A much higher than expected number of recent U.S presidents were southpaws. Donald Trump (R), Barack Obama (L), George W. Bush (R), Bill Clinton (L), George H. W. Bush (L), Ronald Reagan (L), Jimmy Carter (R), Gerald Ford (L). Ronald Reagan was left handed but was forced to write right handed. Gerald Ford was left-handed, but switched back and forth.

Better at Multi-Tasking

Data collected in 2008 by the Illinois Research Consortium showed that left and right-handed people deal with task and memory performance in different ways.

Have an Advantage In Certain Sports

Lefties make especially good baseball players, tennis players, swimmers, boxers and fencers (almost 40% of the current top tennis players are lefties). This is because right-handed players are used to mainly playing against other right handed players and not lefties.

Left Handed Pens Are a Thing! 

They really DO exist – click here to check them out. Various designs exist, but the pens linked here have a special hooked tip to allow lefties to more easily see what they are writing.

Draw Figures Facing to the Right

According to the 2014 study ‘What affects facing direction in human facial profile drawing? A meta-analytic inquiry‘, left handed people mainly draw characters facing to the right, and right handed people draw them facing to the left. Try it!

And we leave you with this one…

Can You Believe Some People Are Scared of Left-Handedness… WHAT?

Sinistrophobia is defined as the fear of things at the left side or left-handed people.

All-in-all, if you’re a lefty, I’m giving you a virtual high five (with the left hand)!