National Left-Handers Day - some fun facts about lefties

August 13, 2019

Credit: everydayplus Collection: iStock / Getty Images Plus

Here are some fun facts about lefties:

15 percent of the population is left-handed.
 

Some famous lefties: Presidents Obama, Clinton, George H.W. Bush., and Reagan; The Queen of England, Prince Charles and Prince William; Oprah, Babe Ruth, Bill Gates, Ringo Star, Angelina Jolie, Tina Fey and Justin Bieber.
 

50 percent of dogs are left pawed: Research has found that half of dogs favor their left paw over their right.
 

Lefties are thought to be more creative: While there’s no scientific proof, many left-handed people follow careers in the arts.
 

It’s not genetic … at least not entirely: Scientists think that your dominant hand is completely random because studies have shown that many twins have opposite handedness.
 

Mothers over 40 are more likely to have left-handed babies: A study found that babies of moms over 40 are twice as likely to be lefties.
 

Lefties like to drink more than righties: Cheers to the left-handed, because according to an international survey, they drink more than their right-handed peers.
 

Left-handed people make better athletes: It has everything to do with right-handed people being unable to effectively react and anticipate your movements.
 

Most left-handed people learn to be ambidextrous: Not because they want to, but because they have to. It’s a right-handed world. (Good Housekeeping)

Tags: