25 Little Known Facts About Left Handedness

While these days being left handed isn’t seen as much of a big deal (at least in the west), for a good bit of history most parts of the world held less than favorable attitudes towards it. It is indisputable, however, that some of the most pivotal figures in history were left handed. From Albert Einstein and Alexander the Great to Osama bin Laden and Jack The Ripper, these are 25 little known facts about left handedness.

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Between 10 and 12 percent of people are lefties

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Men are more likely than women to be left handed

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August 13th is Left-Handers Day

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Many sources claim that left handers may die up to 9 years earlier than right handers

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Research also suggests left handers are more likely to become alcoholics, schizophrenic, and dyslexic.

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