1. 10%
    of the world's population is left-handed.
  2. Famous left-handed people include Napoleon, Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Einstein, Newton, Bill Gates, Oprah, Obama and Jimi Hendrix.
  3. 40%
    of schizophrenics are left-handed, despite being only 10% of the world's population.
  4. Every August 13th
    is celebrated
    "Left-Handers Day"
    since 1996.
  5. Right-handed people tend to chew food on the right side while left-handed tend to chew on the left side.
  6. More than 2,500 left-handed people are killed every year by using equipment meant for right-handed people.
  7. There are more left-handed people with IQs over 140 than right-handed people, a study found.
  8. Premature babies are more likely to be left-handed, many studies suggest.
  9. Homosexuals are
    39%
    more likely to be
    left-handed.
  10. Left-handed soldiers prepare and throw grenades upside down because of how the safety pin is placed.
  11. Inherited genes account for just 25% of the chance of being left-handed, a study found.
  12. Left-handed people are affected by post-traumatic stress far more than those who are right-handed, a research revealed.
  13. Left-handed people earn up to 12% less than right-handed people, a study found.
  14. Left-handed people process things faster than righties while playing computer games or sports.
  15. Left-handed people process multiple stimuli faster than righties.
  16. Left-handed people have an increased cognitive flexibility, switching quickly between thinking about two concepts.
  17. About 17% of twins are left-handed. This compares to about 10% in the non-twin population.
  18. Kangaroos are almost always left-handed.
  19. A study found that right-handed individuals have better oral hygiene and the lower incidence of caries because of their better manual dexterity and brush efficiency.
  20. Scientists usually omit left-handed people from tests because their brain works differently.
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