Monday, August 13, 2007

Yippee for Lefties.

Today is Left-Hander's Day.

In honor of this, here is some Left-Handed Trivia:
  • Sinistrophobia is the fear of left-handedness.
  • While many people are left handed, very few are 100% left handed. For example, many left handers golf and bat right handed. On the other hand, there is a high percentage of righties who are 100% right-handed.
  • Tuesdays are Lefties luck day.
  • Only about 10% of the population is left handed.
  • During the 1600's people thought left handers were witches or warlocks (they're not??)
  • International Left Hander's Day was first celebrated on August 13, 1976. It was started by Lefthander's International.
  • They say everyone was born right handed, and only the greatest overcome it. (he,he,he)
  • It is believed that all polar bears are left handed. How anyone figured that out is beyond me.
  • There is a rumor that octopuses (octopi?) have but one right hand. Scientists are diligently studying this issue. Or not.
Some famous left-handers (besides yours truly, of course) can be found here.