Happy International Left Handers’ Day!

Mark the occasion with some “out of left field” facts about being a left-handed

  • Research suggests that between 10 and 12 percent of the population are left-handed.

  • Humans are one of only a few animals that have a bias towards right-handedness. Most species are split evenly between left and right dominance.

  • Scientists say that whether you are left or right-handed is determined in the womb.

  • Some sports, including tennis, have an overrepresentation of successful left-handers.

  • Slang terms for left handers include southpaw, scram-handed, lefty and cack-handed.

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