Saturday 20 January 2018

10 things only left-handers will understand

Amy Mulvaney

Amy Mulvaney

It’s estimated that only 10-15% of the world’s population is left-handed, but that minority includes many famous faces, such as Barack Obama, Prince William and Oprah Winfrey.

In fact, four out of the seven most recent US presidents have been left-handed.

Despite being associated for centuries with bad luck, being left-handed has its perks.

Lefties are said to be better multi-taskers, have a higher IQ score and be smarter in math.

To mark International Left Handers Day, here's 10 things only a leftie can relate to.

1. Constantly having a stain on the side of your hand.

2. Never being able to write a nice card.

3. Being judged for how you hold your pen.

4. Being asked, "Is anyone in your family left handed?"

5. Being told, "Try write with your right hand!"

6. Watching people respond in shock when they see you're left handed.

7. The struggle of living in a world where everything is made for right-handers.

8. Scissors.

9. "My cousin's boyfriend's sister is left handed!"

10. Wishing you could go to Ned Flander's Leftorium.

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