To all of you who have always struggled with right-handed desks in school – this one’s for you!
Did you know that only 10% of the population is left-handed?! You are a rare find, my friend.
This day got started in 1992 in the United Kingdom – their “Left-Handers Club” was established to increase awareness about the small, left-handed society. According to the group’s website, August 13th is a day where “left-handers everywhere can celebrate [themselves] and increase public awareness of the advantages and disadvantages of being left-handed.”
There has not been any scientific proof that genetics play any role in a person having “SouthPaws” (or another nickname for left-handers!) However, what has been found in Lefties brains is that they have a more active right side of their brain. This means, statistically, they are more creative than right-handed people. And don’t even think for a second you will be able to hit a curveball thrown by a leftie!
Although rare, there is no evidence that says that those of us with SouthPaws are going anywhere anytime soon! In fact, scientists believe that they may be the only sect of people that could survive a “survival of the fittest” scenario.
So, does this mean that those with the dominant left hand, have the upper hand?