As a proud left-hander, I can tell you being in this minority group has its pros and cons. Apparently 15% of the American population is left-handed. That number really stands out to me since I have always thought that the number of left-handed people was way more. So, all you left-handed people, you can keep being left-handed and not worry about having to switch. We are all one big happy family of right and left-handed people.
According to Scientific American, 15%of people are left-handed. Males are twice as likely to be left-handed than females.
Left-handers are more likely to be geniuses – 20% of all MENSA members report being left-handed.
YAY! A study found left-handed men are, on average, 15% richer than right-handed men for those who attended college, and 26% richer if they graduated.
BOO! Left-handed people are three times more likely than right-handed people to become alcoholics.
If born parents are left handed, 50% of their offspring will be left-handed. Two righties only have a 2% chance of having a lefty.
Psychologist from Queen’s University Belfast found that female cats are more likely to be right-pawed, while male cats tend to be left-pawed.
Lefties are more likely than righties to really, really hate spiral notebooks.
Research conducted by Dr. Nick Cherbuin shows that lefties are better at handling large amounts of stimuli, making them naturally better at playing video games.
Left-handers are believed to reach puberty 4 to 5 months after right-handers.
Living in a righty’s world: only 50% of lefties report using a computer mouse with their left hands. Similarly, 68% use their right hand for scissors and 74% hold a dinner knife in their right hands.
Defying the odds: 4 of the 5 original designers of the Mac computer were left-handed. Of the last 5 presidents, 3 are left handed (Obama, Clinton, Bush Sr.)
According to one study, lefties have an average lifespan that is nine years fewer than that of righties.