18 Astonishing Facts About Left Handedness… #7 Is An OUTRAGE.
You're always bumping elbows with the person next to you, the side of your hand is forever smeared in ink, and you've got to create variations on basically all sporting maneuvers: You're a leftie, and life just doesn't feel fair sometimes.
While it might be frustrating, there's a whole world of facts about left-handed people that are equal parts interesting and totally awesome. If you've been rocking that left hand since the day you could write (or if you're just a curious rightie), check out these tidbits of info below. #14 is good news for lefties everywhere.
#1. Following the QWERTY keyboard, there are 1447 English words typed solely with the left hand, whilst only 187 are typed with the right hand.
#2. In historical documentation about witchcraft in Europe, the left hand was the one used to cast spells and inflict harm on others
#3. Just 5%-10% of the world's population is left handed.
#4. Famous left-handed people include Napoleon, Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Einstein, Newton, Bill Gates, Oprah, and Jimi Hendrix.
#5. 40% of schizophrenics are left-handed, despite being only 10% of the world's population.
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