We hope you Lefties are celebrating today.
Happy Left Handers’ Day!
NPR’s reporting on left-handedness covers two main topics: the causes of left-handedness and successful people who are left-handed (mostly presidents and baseball pitchers).
This story, from a special series, Science Outside of the Box, takes an interdisciplinary approach to the question of left-handedness.
NPR’s Jacki Lyden talks to researcher Chris McManus who examined archived film footage of British people waving at the camera to see what he could learn about left-handedness, society, and life in the Victorian era.
Original airdate 9/22/2007.