13 Interesting Facts About Left-Handers

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posted on Nov, 25 2013 @ 03:32 AM
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I started learning how to play the guitar only recently (left-handed guitar), because I couldn't adapt playing the guitar right handed while I was a kid! I was playing the drums at that time, which was easier for lefties, but I do like making actual music.


Interesting post, S&F!




posted on Nov, 25 2013 @ 04:40 AM
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Apparently left handed geniuses are pretty slow, if 20% of MENSA members say they are left handed what does that make the other 80%?

How does that make left handed people more likely to be geniuses? 20% of a club of smart people are left, handed the others by process of elimination are right handed....

Am I wrong? That means 80% of MENSA members are right handed...



posted on Nov, 25 2013 @ 08:09 PM
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what i find intersting is im right handed, supposedly caught early by my father and made me make the switch because as a tradesman he knew id struggle with tools when i was old enough to use them. But the intersting thing is im left foot dominant in all sports, but i still favour spinning to the right when im on a bike or riding a skateboard or in a boxing stance, but my lower half and upper half want to swing opposite ways. I guess it might not be as much of an issue for someone who doesnt play a lot of bal sport or ride a bike or skateboard, but its an intersting interaction between your senses none the less



posted on Nov, 25 2013 @ 08:32 PM
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We will swap the clip on the knife. But on a Spyderco knife I am not about to start dismantling it.


I shoot right with a rifle due to being blind (functionally and legally) in my left eye.



posted on Nov, 26 2013 @ 03:11 AM
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2 righties only have 2% chance of having a lefty. Yet 4/5 of my boys are lefties, and they have learning disabilities/apraxia, but my oldest, right handed is the gifted one, high intelligence.

Not sure I agree with all those points, for we went through speech therapy, occuptional therapy, and it is known by the professionals that left handed are more boys than girls, but they're also clustered into wiring disorders, such as apraxia, speech disorders, learning disorders. Doesn't mean they can't succeed, in fact intelligent learning disabled may be highly motivated to make a success of themselves in their own businesses, because they had a harder time in peer groups/school, so are more independent.



posted on Nov, 26 2013 @ 05:10 AM
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Lefties live nine years less then righties...thats worrying, I'm nearly 60!


dont worry about that i think the study done looked at the demise of left peeps over time. it did not take into account that some lefties where converted into righties by schools and parents..



posted on Nov, 26 2013 @ 05:27 AM
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My mother is left handed and my father is right handed and I am predominantly right handed...

But as a child I spent a great deal more time with my mom, due to my dad always working night shifts, but because of this I seem to do things the opposite way around to what normal right handed people do....

I kick a football with my right foot, from a standing jump I use my right foot and I throw a ball with my right hand, but when firing a rifle, playing table tennis, using a snooker/pool cue and eating snacks from a packet I use my left hand....

I have been a bit of a shark on occasions when playing pool, especially when I can use both right and my left hands, but does tend to piss people off when they realise....



posted on Nov, 26 2013 @ 06:06 AM
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Thank you to everyone who has posted.


From what you all are saying, it seems this study is way off the mark! Maybe they need to do a recount!



posted on Nov, 26 2013 @ 08:34 PM
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Lefties live nine years less then righties...thats worrying, I'm nearly 60!


dont worry about that i think the study done looked at the demise of left peeps over time. it did not take into account that some lefties where converted into righties by schools and parents..


I'm so glad you mentioned that. Throughout my entire childhood they tried to convert me to be right handed, they verged on treating me like I was odd! I was a confident little [snip] when I was a kid so their efforts didnt bother me.
My parents were fine, it was just the schools.

I had a period of unemployment a while back, and was trying to get the job center to help with the cost of renewing some expired certificates. They sent me to another building where I was supposed to get the help. I filled in the form and was told - "We can sign you up for a course on basic english and maths"
I said [snip][snip], and their reply? while looking at the form I'd just completed she said "We can help you with your hand writing too"
I'm sure you to imagine my response to that


So, it seems even now, at almost 60 years of age, these stupid people think I need to be helped because I'm left handed.
I'd like to know why they think left handers are odd, who is responsible for this? Is this a CONSPIRACY!!!!
lol



posted on Dec, 4 2013 @ 02:44 AM
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Apparently left handed geniuses are pretty slow, if 20% of MENSA members say they are left handed what does that make the other 80%?

How does that make left handed people more likely to be geniuses? 20% of a club of smart people are left, handed the others by process of elimination are right handed....

Am I wrong? That means 80% of MENSA members are right handed...


It's all about proportions.

If only 1 out of 10 humans are left-handed. Only 10% of humans are lefties and 90% are righties. Compare that to 2 out of 10 (1 out of 5) Mensa members; 20% lefty and 80% righty. That means that the ratio of lefties vs. righties in Mensa is double that of the normal population.

So, yes, 80% of Mensa are right-handed. But thats a significant drop considering the pool that they draw from are 90% right-handed.



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