I can't believe I almost missed the holiday that celebrates my people! Lefties of the world, unite!
It's time to celebrate the official 18th Left Handers Day. I have been telling people for years how superior we are - despite the weird handwriting and the inability to use scissors properly.
Want some interesting and totally useless facts about how awesome lefties are?
- lefties adjust more readily to seeing underwater
- four out of the five original designers of the Mac were lefties
- 1 in 4 Apollo astronauts were left-handed - 250% more than the normal level
Some researchers claim that we are more intelligent and eloquent that our right-handed counterparts. In tests conducted by Dr. Alan Searleman from St Lawrence University in New York, he found that left-handers can be considerably more intellectually gifted. There were more left-handed people with IQs over 140 than right-handed people - which is the "genius" bracket. This is perhaps why there are more "lefties" in creative professions - such as music, art and writing - and more left-handed astronauts and leaders than would be expected.
- Lefties are 90% smarter, better looking and better smelling than righties.
My left-handed peeps, let us celebrate!