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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

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Between 10 and 12 percent of people on earth are lefties. At various times in history, left-handedness has been seen as many things: a nasty habit, a mark of the devil, a sign of neurosis, rebellion, criminality, and homosexuality.

The word 'gauche' which means lacking social experience or grace in English, is the French word for left.

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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "Let not the right side of your brain know what the left side doeth."

HINT: (1856-1950) was an Irish playwright and a co-founder of the London School of Economics.

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RANDOM TIDBITS

Sinistrality is the formal name for left-handedness and carries quite a history. It's based on the Latin word "sinistra," for "on the left."

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Throughout the ages, left-handedness has been associated with weakness, impurity or evil. Today, few would consider the left-handers in our midst evil, but they do have to endure numerous inconveniences of a right-handed world.

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About 10 percent of the world's population is believed to be left-handed, although the number ebbs and flows with time and place, researchers say. In more free-wheeling times and cultures, researchers say, left-handedness is more common, while in more restrictive times and places, the incidence seems to be reduced.

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Leaders throughout history are more likely to be left-handed. Left-handed U.S. presidents include Barack Obama and former White House chiefs Bill Clinton, George Bush and Gerald Ford.

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Lefties may be under-represented in the human species, but our furry friends in the animal kingdom are more than making up for it. Around 50 percent of cats are left-handed, according to research.

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Southpaws are more prone to have allergies and migraines, and research suggests that they are also more likely to become alcoholics. It's because the right side of the brain has a lower tolerance to alcohol.




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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "Let not the right side of your brain know what the left side doeth."

ANSWER: George Bernard Shaw.

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