Left Handed facts

10% of the world’s population is left-handed.

Famous left-handed people include Napoleon, Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Einstein, Newton, Bill Gates, Oprah, Obama and Jimi Hendrix.

40% of schizophrenics are left-handed, despite being only 10% of the world’s population.

Every August 13th is celebrated “Left-Handers Day” since 1996.

Right-handed people tend to chew food on the right side while left-handed tend to chew on the left side.

More than 2,500 left-handed people are killed every year by using equipment meant for right-handed people.

Left-handed people die, on average, 3 years earlier than right-handed people.

There are more left-handed people with IQs over 140 than right-handed people, a study found.

Premature babies are more likely to be left-handed, many studies suggest.

Homosexuals are 39% more likely to be left-handed.

Left-handed soldiers prepare and throw grenades upside down because of how the safety pin is placed.

Inherited genes account for just 25% of the chance of being left-handed, a study found.

Left-handed people are affected by post-traumatic stress far more than those who are right-handed, a research revealed.

Left-handed people earn up to 12% less than right-handed people, a study found.

Left-handed people process things faster than righties while playing computer games or sports.

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