Thursday, August 13, 2009

Leftie Day!

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.
Ok, so I made that last one up.... but it's probably true even if research doesn't support it.

My left-handed peeps, let us celebrate!

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