left handers' day

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  • Make up between 5% and 10% of the population (depending on who you ask)
  • More likely to be on extreme poles of the intelligence scale
  • Better at multi-tasking
  • Use the right side of the brain the most
  • Make especially good baseball players, tennis players, swimmers, boxers and fencers (almost 40% of the top tennis players are lefties)
  • More likely to pursue creative careers
  • Left handed college graduates go on to become 26% richer than right handed graduates
  • SO IN SHORT.. LEFT HANDED PEOPLE ARE THE MINORITY, BETTER AT MULTI TASKING, MORE INTELLIGENT, BETTER AT SPORTS, CREATIVE AND THE ONLY ONES IN THEIR RIGHT MIND!
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.

August 13th is National Left-Handers Day, and to celebrate, we’ve created #FenderLefty Week! We’re posting a fan-submitted photo every day this week and sending that fan a surprise in the mail. To participate, just post a photo of your lefty gear, tag @Fender in your post and use #FenderLefty.

Jimi Hendrix took a right handed Stratocaster and flipped it so he could play lefty. This move created an entirely unique sound for his guitar, and along with his groundbreaking songwriting, influenced lefties for generations to come.