Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Happy National Left Hander's Day from 2 South Paws

My daughter and I are both south paws so here on some fun lefty facts. My paternal grandparents are both lefty's too.

 1. Left Hander's Day was started in August 13 1976 by Left Handers International. 
 2. About 7 percent of the population is left handed. 
 3. Lefties are also called "Southpaws". 4. In twins, there is a high tendency for one to be left-handed.
 5. 1 in 4 Apollo astronauts were left-handed. 
 6. 4 of the 5 original designers of the Macintosh computer were left-handed. 
 7. Left-handers usually reach puberty 4 to 5 months after right-handers. 
 8. George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama are all left handed. Ronald Regan was left handed too. 
 9. Pablo Picasso, Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein, Leonardo Di Vinci, and Michelangelo were also left handed. 
 10. Right handed people use the left side of their brains. Left handed people use the right sides of their brains. 
 11. Left handers tend to adjust quickly to seeing underwater. 
 12. Right handers tend to chew food on the right side, left handers tend to chew on the left side. 
 13. Albert Einstein was left handed. . 
14. Left handed people who have higher I.Q.s tend to have an I.Q. of over 140. (this surely is true) 
 15. In some cultures it is impolite to touch your food with your left hand. source 

 p.s. Yesterday I did a 10 mile long run and even though the heat kicked my butt and I chaffed my armpits my quad feels great. I think I may have turned a major corner in my comeback. WOOT!


  1. Great to hear you have had a few successful runs in a row!!

  2. Yay on your leg! My dad is a lefty and he tell me these horror stories from when he was a kid-- his teacher made him stay in on recess to teach him to write with his right hand so that he could be "like the other kids." How wrong is that?!

  3. My older sister is a lefty... she's clever and VERY creative and talented.

  4. Although my husband is right handed, he does some things left-handed, like golf, cricket, etc.
    So glad you are on a roll again with your running! Our injuries have kind of paralleled each other and right now I'm feeling the same about turning a corner - finally trusting my leg and looking forward to getting stuck in to half marathon training. It's a great feeling!

  5. My husband is a lefty, we're still waiting to see what happens with the kiddo. Yay on the quad!

  6. My little Doodle is showing preference to be a lefty, but her twin, Buggie, isn't. Funny thing - my best friend is a lefty and my twins were born on her birthday. and then my coworker told me her fiance is born that same day and is also a lefty. Must be something about May 26 :)

  7. Another lefty here! My mother and her mother were also both left handed. I have twin nieces and one is left handed, so four generations of lefties in my clan.

    Glad to hear you're on the comeback trail.

  8. Fun lefty facts! Most people in my are not lefties.:-)

    Congrats on the awesome 10 miler too!!!! Hope your arm pits feel better soon.

  9. My Mom and one sister are lefties, but I'm a right hander all the way!

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  11. Love all of the fun facts! My mom is left handed, too! :0)

  12. I am left handed and so are both my kids
    3 out of 4 in my little family!
    That is great that you are now able to do 10 miles!
    I am at 6 now...and that's with some walking breaks still

  13. I am a southpaw too. My family it runs on my moms side. All of her brothers have the youngest child who is left handed. Weird!

  14. Super cool people are left-handed. I am not one of them, obviously! :)

    LOVE the pic of you and your daughter!!! Love it!

  15. I did not know about this! Two of my sons are lefties, although I tried to make a righty out of the first one. He is 24 now and ambidextrous! I learned my lesson and fully embraced my 8-year old's left-handedness. One pet peeve: "left/right" school scissors. They are NOT appropriate for lefties! I have to special order my son's scissors.


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