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Happy #LeftHandersDay!
Happy #LeftHandersDay!

Happy #LeftHandersDay!

Navigating Left-Handedness in a Right-Handed World: An Infographic for #LeftHandersDay

Left in a Right World

Left-Handed Story Contest on FB!

From a recent Lefty’s email:

Post your favorite story about the trials and tribulations of being a lefty, with a picture, on the contest notice at the top of our Facebook site, and our Facebook fans will vote on it. The winner will receive $400 cash, and the 3 runners-up will receive $100 each in gift certificates to Lefty’s. We’re compiling a book of Left-Handed Stories, and will definitely include some of the most compelling entries.

Entries must be received by 11:59 August 12, Pacific Time. Winners will be chosen by Facebook votes up through the same time (11:59 August 12), but only one vote per IP address will be counted. YAY Lefties! We can’t wait to hear your stories!

See the full email and enter the contest!

A sad video for #lefties

What It’s Like To Be Left-Handed In A Right-Handed World

New Study Says Left-Handed Men are More Likely to be Born in the Winter

VIENNA, July 3 (UPI) —The vast majority of humans are right-handed. Only about ten percent are left-hand dominant. But what causes the ten percent to prefer their opposite set of digits? Scientists have long traded theories on the matter and argued whether genetics are at play.

Recently, in a survey of handedness involving 13,000 Germans and Austrians, researchers found that male southpaws are slightly more likely to be born in November, December and January than other months — proof, they say, of a hormonal mechanism at work.

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What do you think? Is this relevant science?

How Handedness May Influence Your Life Choices

Does the hand you write with influence your life choices? Right-handed people tend to prefer products and even foods on the same side as their lead hand

  • Psychologists from Chicago carried out a series of studies on handedness
  • Adults were shown an image on a left-hand page,  and another on the right
  • They were asked to rate the images for attractiveness and trustworthiness
  • Right-handed people awarded more positive traits to the right-hand image and vice versa for left-handed people
  • A preference also seen when selecting items in a catalogue and menu
  • When forced to use the opposite hand, this preference was switched

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Why Do Sports Go Counterclockwise?

Ever wonder why most sports that involve a circular motion of any sort go counterclockwise? 

For example:

  • Athletics track races
  • Track bicycle races
  • Speed skating
  • Roller derby
  • The customary flow of people around an ice-skating rink
  • The normal direction of dancers moving around a dance floor
  • Motorcycle speedway
  • NASCAR racing
  • Horse racing
  • Greyhound racing

Do you think this gives lefties a disadvantage?

Check out this article on Anything Left-Handed for more

So true! :)
So true! :)

So true! :)

Study Shows #Lefties are Better Drivers

A new decade-long study from the Center for Handedness Research and The Zebra shows left-handed drivers cause fewer accidents.

“Because we drive on the right in this country, left-handed drivers may be used to a kind of constant revision of their instincts, keeping them more on their toes and ready to react to sudden threats,” says Dr. Haversham, who specializes in handedness research. “In addition, cars are designed with the right-handed driver in mind—think especially of the gear shift. This allows right-handed drivers to become complacent, while lefties are forced—as they are so often—to rely on their less dominant hand.”

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The Left-Handed Orgasm?

After finding that left-handed people have better sex, a Swedish sex toy company has created a vibrator for right-handers that it claims will not only make them smarter, but also deliver a “left-handed” kind of orgasm.

Not only are left-handers often regarded as smarter and more creative than their right-handed counterparts, but apparently, they also have better sex: 86 percent of left-handers in a global survey by intimate lifestyle company Lelo said they’re highly satisfied with their sex lives, compared to a paltry 15 percent of right-handers.

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