This holiday is for honoring all left handed people! It is meant to promote awareness of the inconveniences facing left-handers in a predominantly right-handed world. It celebrates their uniqueness and difference, who are from seven to ten percent of the world's population. They must be pretty special since a Holiday has been set aside for them right! Yes in deed International Left Handers Day is always August 13th each and every year.
It's a Fact: Right handed people operate with the left side of the brain. Left handed people operate with the right side. so.... does that mean only left handed people are in their right mind. giggle~
The findings at anythinglefthanded says... The way our brains are organized, with the right hemisphere controlling our dominant left-hand, means we do things differently to right-handers.
The left hemisphere (RIGHT HAND CONTROL) controls Speech, Language, Writing, Logic, Mathematics, Science, this is the LINEAR THINKING MODE.
The right hemisphere (LEFT HAND CONTROL) controls Music, Art, Creativity, Perception, Spatial awareness, Emotions, Genius, this is the HOLISTIC THINKING MODE......
International Left Hander's Day was first celebrated on August 13, 1976. It was started by Lefthander's International.
Left handers are commonly referred to as "Southpaws." Hummm why is that you ask??? The term was actually coined in baseball to describe a left handed pitcher.
Did you know that the world is built for right handers and not left handers? Yep,here's an example: in school all desks are built to fit right handers, scissors in art class are all designed for right handers. You can purchase left handed scissors at some places but you have to pay more to get it compared to a right handed pair.
Definition: Did you know that Sinistrophobia is the fear of left-handedness? Yep it sure is.
The Left-Handed Whopper: Burger King published a full page advertisement in USA Today announcing the introduction of a new item to their menu: a "Left-Handed Whopper" specially designed for the 32 million left-handed Americans. According to the advertisement, the new whopper included the same ingredients as the original Whopper (lettuce, tomato, hamburger patty, etc.). However, the left-handed whopper had "all condiments rotated 180 degrees, thereby redistributing the weight of the sandwich so that the bulk of the condiments will skew to the left, thereby reducing the amount of lettuce and other toppings from spilling out the right side of the burger."
Jim Watkins, senior vice president for marketing at Burger King, was quoted as saying that the new sandwich was the "ultimate 'HAVE IT YOUR WAY' for our left-handed customers." The advertisement then noted that the left-handed Whopper would initially only be available in the United States, but that the company was "considering plans to roll it out to other countries with large left-handed populations." The following day Burger King issued a follow-up release revealing that although the Left-Handed Whopper was a hoax, thousands of customers had gone into restaurants to request the new sandwich. Simultaneously, according to the press release, "many others requested their own 'right handed' version."
They say that Tuesdays are lefties luck day.
It's a Fact: Only 10% of the population is left handed.
It's a History Fact: Did you know that During the 1600's people, thought left handers were witches and warlocks! Wow!
It's a History Fact: There was a time when being left handed was seen as a sign of the devil and those who were though to be left handed would have their hands tied behind their back to force them to write with the right hand.
The word "sinister" means "left" in Latin.
It is believed that all polar bears are left handed. Speaking of polar bears.... February 27th is "Polar Bear Day." Polar Bear Day celebrates the world's largest carnivore.
There is a rumor that octopuses have but one right hand. Scientists are diligently studying this issue.
Left Handed Joke: A husband asks his wife, "Honey, if I died, would you remarry?" "After a considerable period of grieving, I guess I would. We all need companionship." "If I died and you remarried," the husband asks, "would he live in this house?" "We've spent a lot of money getting this house just the way we want it. I'm not going to get rid of my house. I guess he would." "If I died and you remarried, and he lived in this house," the husband asks, "would he sleep in our bed?" "Well, the bed is brand new, and it cost us $2000. It's going to last a long time, so I guess he would." "If I died and you remarried, and he lived in this house and slept in our bed, would he use my golf clubs?" "Oh, no!" the wife replies. "He's left-handed!" jokes
It's is very common for writers and artists to be left-handed.
Left-Handed U.S. Presidents: James A. Garfield (1831-1881) 20th / Herbert Hoover (1874-1964) 31st / Harry S. Truman (1884-1972) 33rd / Gerald Ford (1913- ) 38th / Ronald Reagan (1911 - ) 40th / George H.W. Bush (1924- ) 41st / Bill Clinton (1946- ) 42nd See Famous Left Handers.
Did you know that you can send online Left Handed E-Card Greetings? Yep, see Left Handed E-Cards.
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