Weird Facts About Left-Handed People

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Weird Facts About Left-Handed People
Most items, such as desks, are made for right-handed individuals. (Jupiterimages/liquidlibrary/Getty Images)

Individuals who are left-handed prefer to write and perform other activities with their left-hand. Many theories speculate on why individuals are left-handed, including high levels of testosterone, which hand is closer to the mouth in the foetus, and the twin theory, where left-handed individuals were part of a set of twins, where the right-handed foetus failed to develop. About 10 per cent of society is left-handed.

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Left-handed individuals process emotions differently than their right-handed counterparts, according to to a study conducted through the "Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease."


Left-handed college graduates become 26 per cent richer than right-handed individuals, according to the These individuals are also more likely to pursue creative careers. Four of the five individuals who created the Macintosh computer were left-handed.


When left-handers are underwater, they are able to adjust their eyesight better when swimming with their eyes open. Individuals who are left-handed may be more prone to dyslexia and stuttering. Additional weird, physical facts about left-handers include a likelihood to live with insomnia, migraines, and less likely to roll their tongue.


Right-handed parents only have a two per cent likelihood of producing a left-handed child, while two left-handed parents have a 50 per cent chance of having left-handed offspring, according to the Burlington News website. When twins are born, one of them is likely to be left-handed. More men then women are likely to be left-handed.

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