One of the Frequently Asked Questions is why some people are left – handed? It is still not scientifically proven, but some experts claim that genes and environment play a major role. Although the “leftie genes“ are not discovered, statistically is proven that people who are left – handed come from families with other left – handed members.

In addition, scientists have found different brain wirings between right – handed and left – handed people. The most interesting part is that left handed people are more independent because they try their whole life to adapt to this right handed world.


We recommend you to read these 23 interesting facts about left – handed people:

Statistically, only 5 – 10% of the world population is left handed

It is quite interesting that most of the left handed people use the right side of the brain.

In the past, left handed people and left – handedness were linked with numerous negative things, such as: a sign of neurosis, homosexuality, nasty habit, rebellion, mark of the devil, criminality and Left – handedness has also been also inked with creativity and musical talent.

Some studies show that left handed people are 3 – times more likely to become alcohol addicts.

Left handed people usually reach puberty 5 months later than the right handed.

There are numerous sports in which left – handed are good at. Some of them are boxing, baseball, swimming, tennis, etc. Did you know the fact that even 40% of the best tennis players all over the world are left handed?

The statistics shows that left handed college graduates are by 26% richer later in life than their right handed colleagues.

Even 4 out of 7, recent presidents of USA were left handed.

As we already mentioned above, almost 90% of all humans are right – handed. But cats, rats and mice can also be divided in right and left pawedness.

It was found that left handed people are more talented in architecture, math and spatial awareness and the right handed people are good at communication.

One in four Apollo astronauts was left handed.

Interesting fact: the longest words which can be typed using only the left hand with conventional hand placement are dresses, sweater and tesserae decades.

Latest statistical data shows that almost 30 million people in the United States are left handed.

A recent study has shown that left handed people suffer from allergies and asthma more often than right – handed people.

The word “left” in English is actually derived from the Anglo-Saxon root “lyft” – which means weak or broken.

The medical experts have found that if a left-hander injures his left hand, he needs less time to learn how to use the other hand than the right –handed people.

Did you know that the left handed people have their special day? It’s 13th of August and it’s known as the International Left-Handers Day.

Queen Mother, Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Charles, and Prince William are the left – handed people in the British Royal Family.

Left handed people are more prone to suffer from insomnia.

Women who are pregnant in their 40s are 128% more likely to have a left-handed baby, compared to women who have babies in their 20s.

People who are left handed are able to see better underwater than the right handed people.

Another interesting fact is that most wanted murderers on the planet: Osama Bin Laden, The Boston Strangles and Jack the Ripper were left handed.

The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease has published a study which has found that left handed people process emotions differently. So they can get angry much faster than the right handed people.