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Have you ever met a left-handed person? I am, and my own experience I can say that we have not had it easy. Such simple tasks like crop circles at school, or open a can of peas have been real obstacles for us. 

So I invite you to know us a little more and discover firsthand interesting things about lefties. You’d be surprised I assure you!

1. Between 5% -10% of the population are left-handed.

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2. Lefties are 3 times more likely to become alcoholics.

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3. They tend to use the right brain.

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4. They reach puberty 4-5 months later than the others.

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5. They are good at baseball, tennis, swimming and boxing. 40% of the best players in the world are left-handed.

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6. 4 of every 7 American presidents have been left-handed.

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7. Left-handed college graduates become 26% richer than right-handers.

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8. Formerly, lefties were considered impolite, who have the mark of the devil, neurotics, rebels and more likely to become criminals. Sometimes, however, it is left-handed also involved creativity and musical skills.

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9. The left word comes from the Anglo-Saxon word “Lyft” meaning weak or broken.

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10. Women over 40 have 128% more likely to give birth to a child that a woman handed her 20.

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11. cats, rats and mice are ambidextrous, while 90% of the population are only righties.

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12. Lefties tend to be better in mathematics and architecture, while right-handers have better command of the word.

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13. 1 in 4 Apollo astronauts were left-handed.

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14. About 12% of the Spanish population is left-handed.
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15. Left-handers are more likely to have allergies or asthma than righties.
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16. Left-handers are more easily using your right hand if something happened to the left.

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17. These are the 3 longest words you can type only with his left hand: Decades, strawberries and … fredcxzqwsadsa (I know, that’s not a word, one more sign of how hard we have it all).

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18. The British Royal Family has some lefties: the Queen Mother, Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Charles and Prince William.

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19. Left-handers are more likely to suffer from insomnia.

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20. August 13 is the International Day lefty.

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21. Osama bin Laden and Jack the Ripper were left-handed.

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22. Left-handers have better underwater view that righties.

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23. And more character.

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