Celebrating My Right to be a Lefty

August 13th, today, is Left-hander’s Day. And on top of all the other things I could bitch and moan about being in the minority of, being left-handed is one that spans across all creeds and seems far more plausible and playful in its celebration. I stand firm in my admiration, pride and empathy for fellow left-handed hotties (’cause one thing that I have noticed about all the left-handed people I know is that we’re all kind of hot). I don’t know why, but there’s something about adversity that’s sexy, no?

I found this article on Jezebel’s website and had to share ā€” like Kai Ryssdal would say from NPR’s Marketplace, “Let’s do the numbers”.

  1. There’s only 10% of us in the entire population of humans.
  2. Studies show that we die earlier and are more likely to become alcoholics, schizophrenic, delinquent, and dyslexic.
  3. Five out of our last seven presidents have been left-handed.
  4. 4 of the 5 original designers of the Macintosh computer are/were left-handed.
  5. Studies show that there are more left-handed people with IQs over 140 than right-handed people; Albert Einstein, Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin, and Benjamin Franklin were all left-handed.
  6. BONUS: left-handed women are sexier, smudged handwriting and all. It’s just a fact.

Tell me some of the issues or triumphs you’ve had as a left-hander ā€” or of a person who sleeps with, eats with and writes with that charmed individual.

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