Thu, 24 Jan, 2019

International Left-handers Day

By Kusal Bista

On the day of 13th August, the International left-handers day is observed to be celebrated as designated by Left-handers International. It was first observed on 13th August 1976 and its trend is increasing. About 7-10 percent of the world population is left-handed. International Left-handers is a day that promotes awareness about the inconvenience faced by left-handers in pre-dominated right-handed society. Left-handers are leftie by birth due to which they might have trouble in a right-handed world. Adjustments are very difficult as most of the products, gadgets, equipment, stationeries, cooking tools, postage-stamp sizes desks etc. are made for right handed people. The Main objective of celebrating this day by lefties is for being unique and different from others. This day also attracts the attention of right-handed society with produces right-handed tools and objects. Some interesting facts and trivia about left handed people: • They consist of just 7-10 percent people of the world population. • They use the right part of the brain. • Out of seven most recent U.S. presidents, 4 have been left handed. • They are better at multi-tasking. • They are more likely to be on extreme poles of the intelligence scale. • 39% of Left-handers are more likely to be homosexual. • They tend to process information faster compared to right handed people while playing a video game or in other exercising activities. • They have increased cognitive abilities. They have capabilities to think through multiple concepts at the same time and create faster solutions. • Three times more likely to become alcoholics as the right side of the brain has a lower tolerance to alcohol. Image: