International Lefthanders Day

international left handed day

International Left Handers Day is observed every year on 13th August to celebrate the uniqueness and differences of the left handers. The day also highlights the left handed people facts.

International Left Handers Day was created to celebrate certain people’s sinistrality and raise awareness of the advantages and disadvantages of being left-handed in a right handed world. It celebrates their uniqueness and differences. The day also spread awareness on everyday issues faced by left handers e.g. the importance of the special needs for left-handed kids, and also the likelihood for left handers to develop schizophrenia.

History of Left Handers Day

. The day was first observed in1976 by Dean R. Campbell, founder of the Lefthanders International, Inc. With only 10 percent of the population being left handed, various items are more expensive than their right handed counterparts. Objects like scissors, knives and even school desks can see a markup of almost 75 percent more for left handed individuals, while golf clubs see as much as a 200 percent increase dependent on brand.

one of the main facts about left-handed people is that, they do every thing or work with left hand
one of the main facts about left-handed people is that, they do every thing or work with left hand

World’s Leaders who are left handed

US Presidents to be left-handed include Barack Obama and former White House chiefs Bill Clinton, George Bush and Gerald Ford.

Lefties in the British royal family include the Queen Mother, Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Charles, and Prince William.

 Bill Gates,  Mark Zuckerberg and Oprah Winfrey and many other world’s leaders are left-handed. Between 75 and 90 percent of the world’s humans are right-handed. 

Left handed people Facts

There are a lot of Left handed people Facts, but some major are as fellow:

The majority of us are right-handed because language is generally controlled by the left side of the brain, which uses fine motor skills to enable you to speak. Since you also need fine motor skills in your dominant hand, it makes sense for the same brain hemisphere that controls language to also control that hand. (The left hemisphere of the brain controls the right side of your body, and vice versa.)

 Left-handed people, then, either have their right hemispheres controlling language and fine motor skills, or they have a more variable set of controls within their brains than the rest of us. 

How to Celebrate Left handed Day?

  • Many organizations and public places in cities around the world create “lefty zones”, where everyday objects are adapted for use by left-handed people.
  • Take your right-handed friends with you to show them how difficult it can be to use objects not made for them.
  • Also have a fun with your left-handed friend, take him or her to hotel, club or anywhere place of recreation to celebrate left-handed day.

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