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The genes that could make you a left-handed person have not been discovered yet, but people who write with their left hand have several members in the family with this specific feature.
Also, other studies have revealed differences in brain connections between left-handed and right-handed people.
Here are some interesting facts about left-handed people you probably didn’t know:
1. Left-handed people use more their right brain area.
2. Between 5-10% of people in the world are left-handed.
3. Left-handed people are three times more likely to become alcoholic.
4. Left-handed people reach puberty 4-5 months later than normal.
5. They are skilled at baseball, tennis, boxing or swimming, and almost 40% of tennis players are left-handed.
6. Of the last 7 US presidents, 4 were left-handed.
7. College graduates who are left-handed have 26% chances to become rich than right-handed ones.
8. The English word “left” comes from the Anglo-Saxon “lyft” which means weak or broken, damaged.
9. Also, mothers who have over 40 years on childbirth are 128% more likely to give birth to a left-handed child than a 20 years old mom.
10. Research has shown that left-handed people are more skilled in the space field, in mathematics or architecture. Instead, right-handed people tend to be more verbal talented.
11. Research has also showed that if a left-handed hurts its main hand, he will learn to use the other hand much easier compared to a right-handed person.
12. Left-handed people are more likely to suffer from insomnia.
13. Left-handed people can see under water better than right-handed.
14. According to the latest statistics, about 30 million people in the US are left-handed.
15. A recent study has shown that left-handed people are more prone to allergies than right-handed people.