24 Facts About Left-Handed People That You Didn’t Know About

Even though medical experts cannot still specify the reason why some people become left-handed, a research has found a complex link between our genes and environment.

Of course, experts did not discover any set of “lefty-genes”, but they noticed that the number of left-handed members is higher in the family of a left-handed person.

Additionally, they have found that the writings in the brain are different in left-handed and right-handed people. Since lefties spend their entire life adapting to the right-handed world, they are more independent.

This article reveals 24 fun facts about left-handed people you probably weren’t aware of:

  1. The word “left” is of Anglo-Saxon origin, from a word “lyft” which meant- broken or weak.
  2. In most cases- left- handed people use the right brain side.
  3. 5 to 10 percent of the world population is left-handed.
  4. They are good at sports, like swimming, boxing, tennis, baseball, etc.
  5. They can adjust to see underwater more easily than right-handers.
  6. 6.More than 40 percent of the top world tennis players are left-handed.
  7. They usually reach puberty later, that is, even 5 months after right-handed people.
  8. According to statistics, left-handed college graduates are expected to become 26 percent richer than their right- handed colleagues.

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