Today is LEFT HANDED DAY. No-one has come up with a definitive reason for WHY some people are left-handed, but about 13% of the population around the world are, and it is thought to be genetic – it definitely runs in families. Researchers have recently located a gene they believe “makes it possible to have a left-handed child” so if you have that gene, one or more of your children may be left-handed, whereas without it, you will only have right-handers. The good news is that if you are left-handed yourself, you have that gene and will pass it on through the generations! Some interesting left-handed facts:
The incidence of left-handedness is more prevalent among gay people than straight people.
Left-handers adjust more readily to seeing underwater.
Left-handers excel particularly in tennis, baseball, swimming and fencing
Left-handers usually reach puberty 4 to 5 months after right-handers
4 of the 5 original designers of the Macintosh computer were left-handed
1 in 4 Apollo astronauts were left-handed – 250% more than the normal level.
In honor of all the left-handed folks out there today’s entire GayWisdom was typed entirely with my left hand.