Results for - August 13 Was International Left-Handers Day!

1,687 voters participated in this survey
We've celebrated everything from National Cat Day to International Day of the Pumpkin, but here's a day we can really raise our hands (only left) to cheer for! August 13 is International Left-Handers Day. The day was first observed in 1976 to highlight the inconveniences left-handed people face, while celebrating their differences. Between 7 and 10 percent of the world's population is left-handed. Are you left-handed?

1. We've celebrated everything from National Cat Day to International Day of the Pumpkin, but here's a day we can really raise our hands (only left) to cheer for! August 13 is International Left-Handers Day. The day was first observed in 1976 to highlight the inconveniences left-handed people face, while celebrating their differences. Between 7 and 10 percent of the world's population is left-handed. Are you left-handed?

Yes
12%
199 votes
No
79%
1,334 votes
I'm ambidextrous
6%
106 votes
I was, but was forced to conform to being right-handed
3%
48 votes
If you are left-handed, you are in good company. How many of these famous people were you aware are/were left-handed?

2. If you are left-handed, you are in good company. How many of these famous people were you aware are/were left-handed?

Robert De Niro
8%
132 votes
Angelina Jolie
8%
134 votes
Robert Redford
6%
109 votes
Prince William
8%
128 votes
Jerry Seinfeld
7%
121 votes
President Obama
19%
318 votes
Julia Roberts
6%
107 votes
Lady Gaga
3%
56 votes
Bruce Willis
6%
97 votes
Morgan Freeman
5%
80 votes
Tom Cruise
6%
95 votes
Justin Beiber
3%
53 votes
Oprah
5%
86 votes
Paul McCartney
8%
136 votes
Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
3%
51 votes
Jay Leno
5%
81 votes
Prince Charles
3%
51 votes
Bill Gates
6%
94 votes
Matt Groening, creator of The Simpsons--where one in three characters are also left handed
3%
57 votes
Did not know about any of these people being left-handed
62%
1,052 votes
Other (please specify)
1%
20 votes
Here's some interesting facts about left-handed people you may or may not know. How many of these did you know?

3. Here's some interesting facts about left-handed people you may or may not know. How many of these did you know?

They have a higher risk of insomnia, psychosis and alcoholism
5%
79 votes
The right hand is mentioned positively 100 times in the Bible, while the left hand is mentioned only 25 times and each occurrence has negative connotations. Many artistic depictions of the Devil suggest that he is left-handed, too.
8%
133 votes
Half of cats are left-handed
3%
57 votes
They live shorter lives
5%
87 votes
Southpaws are better at multi-tasking and make especially good sportsmen. But, lefties also tend to be drawn to careers in the arts, music and culture fields.
9%
147 votes
They hit puberty later
2%
36 votes
Our leaders are lefties--US Presidents to be left-handed include current leader Barack Obama and former White House chiefs Bill Clinton, George Bush and Gerald Ford.
7%
115 votes
Men are more likely to be left-handed
7%
110 votes
They are 39 per cent more likely to be homosexual ( tie in with the creative angle?)
1%
23 votes
On a keyboard, there are around 1,447 English words typed solely with the left hand-- only 187 are typed with the right.
2%
34 votes
The English word 'left' comes from the old Anglo-Saxon word 'lyft', which translates literally as weak or broken. The German for left-handed is 'linkisch', which means awkward or clumsy
2%
37 votes
In a horror movie experiment, left-handers who watched an eight-minute clip from The Silence of the Lambs showed more fear than right-handers
2%
31 votes
I did not know any of these
70%
1,179 votes
If you are left-handed, which of these everyday objects are you frustrated with? If you're right-handed, just pat yourself on the back and check the last box!

4. If you are left-handed, which of these everyday objects are you frustrated with? If you're right-handed, just pat yourself on the back and check the last box!

Spiral notebooks
7%
110 votes
Writing in a 3-ring binder
7%
116 votes
Only one gross lefty glove in gym class
3%
44 votes
Ballpoint pens don’t work as well because you’re pushing, not pulling the ball.
4%
69 votes
Ink all over the side of your hand
7%
120 votes
Hitting elbows with a righty at the dinner table
7%
115 votes
On the iPad Kindle app, the left side is back page
1%
19 votes
Driver’s cup holder is for the right hand
4%
63 votes
Number pad is on the right-hand side of keyboard
3%
54 votes
Old fashioned "rightie" desk like shown above in picture
5%
83 votes
Those regular scissors never worked well
6%
100 votes
None
13%
225 votes
I'm a rightie!!
67%
1,132 votes
08/20/2015 Seasons 1687 33 By: Harriet56

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