‘Lefties’ The International Lefthanders Day is noticed and celebrated annually on August 13. A day dedicated to all the Southpaws across the globe In order to augment the importance and to give realization about the trouble they went through, among the world controlled by righthanders. The International Lefthanders Day 2022 falls on August 13. Since 1976, International Lefthanders Day has been observed as a day to commemorate ‘Sinistrality’. Read this article to know more about history, facts and celebration of International Lefthanders Day 2022.
Research and studies says that about 10 percent of people around the globe are left-handed. Mostly this uniqueness is found in men rather than women. As reported by Indian Left Hand club, the famous personalities including Mahatma Gandhi, Mother Teresa as well the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the most popular actor Amitabh Bachchan, Rajinikanth and the Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar all these idol characters are born Left Handed. However, lefties have faced a lot of snags in their lives, in some cultures the lefthanders are discriminated against and even forced to cure their left handedness. In India left handedness is still considered as wrong handed.
International Lefthanders Day 2022 – History
In 1976, the first International Lefthanders Day was announced and pursued to be celebrated annually on August 13.
- The objective of Lefthanders Day is to celebrate the uniqueness and peculiarity of left handed individuals.
- In 1976, Dean R. Campbell initiated the first International Lefthanders Day and August 13 is marked as the day to celebrate International Lefthanders Day.
- The day is observed to bring awareness about the positivity and negativity of being left handed in a world encircled with right handed people.
- The Lefthanders Club was formed in the year 1990 with the aim of keeping members in touch with developments, to explore their opinion with others and to promote research in left-handed products.
Some Facts About Lefthanders
- Science says, compared to Right-handed people the left-handed experiences more migraines.
- Did you know? Mostly the Right Brain is used by Left-handed
- Science says, Left-handers reach puberty four-five months later than Right-handers.
- Most Left-handers are good at Baseball, Tennis, Swimming, Boxing and Fencers.
- Research says, Left-handed people are Math Masters.
- Did you know? Southpaw has a higher risk of Psychosis.
- On an average 12% of the world population are left-handed.
- Left –handers face more communication trouble than Right-handers.
- Did you know? Left-handed people likely live on an average of nine years less than Right-handers.
- Did you know? Lefties have the ability to recover faster from strokes.
- Did you know? Left-handers are able to adjust underwater vision more easily than Right-handers.
- About 40% of World’s Tennis players are Left-handers.
- Did you know? Jack the Ripper, Boston Strangler, Osama Bin Laden, the notorious killers in human history were Left-handers.
- Science says, Lefties are more susceptible to Allergies and Asthma.
12 Most Popular Lefthanders
Given below are list of most famous Lefthanders across world.
|1||Bill Gates – American Business Magnate|
|2||Aristotle – Philosopher|
|3||Barack Obama – Former President|
|4||Mahatma Gandhi – Father of Nation|
|5||Napoleon BonaParte – French Emperor|
|6||Mother Teresa – Saint|
|7||Amitabh Bachachan – Actor|
|8||Jimi Hendrix – Guitarist|
|9||Babe Ruth – Baseball Player|
|10||Oprah Winfrey – American Host|
|11||Marie Curie – Atomic Scientist|
|12||Sachin Tendulkar – Cricketer|
International Lefthanders Day 2022 – Quotes
Read below few quotes on International Lefthanders day
- “The broken heart on my right finger represents me before I figured out who I was, and the full heart on my left is because I’m left-handed, I use that to write my music, and my music helped me obtain my direction in life.”- Yungblud
- “I’m left-handed: I can think and feel at the same time. My feminine side is very highly developed.”- Laurence Fishburne
- “I’m left-handed, and it’s not very easy to find reasonably priced, high-quality left-handed guitars. But out of all the guitars in the whole world, the Fender Mustang is my favorite. I’ve only owned two of them. “- Kurt Cobain
Ways to Observe International Lefthanders Day 2022
- Invite those lefties from your gang for a dinner, make the day most memorable for them.
- Organize any game between ‘Team Lefties and Team Righties’.
- Share a post on social media related to International Lefthanders Day 2022.
- Conduct a debate on topic advantages and disadvantages of left-hand writers.
- Go give a try for Arm Wrestling in clubs nearby.
On 13 August Lefthanders Day 2022, let’s encourage all those Lefthanders around us by spreading awareness and supporting them in all ways. To all those who were born with this unique skill, Happy International Lefthanders Day!