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Half True Half False IV
Here's number 4 in the Half True Half False series. These questions pertain to left-handedness and exactly half are true and half are false.
Globally between 10% of women and 12 percent of men are lefties.
September 13th is Left-Handers Day.
Research suggests left handers are more likely to become alcoholics, schizophrenic, and dyslexic.
A mother who is over 40 years old is 80% more likely to have a left handed baby than a mother in her 20s.
During earlier historical periods, left-handedness was seen as a nasty habit, a mark of the devil, a sign of neurosis, rebellion, criminality, and homosexuality.
In English, the word left comes from the Anglo-Saxon word 'lyft' which means 'weak' or 'broken'.
The North American Zuni tribe thought left-handers were capable of healing and that they possessed magical abilities. The Incas believed left-handedness signified good luck.
In many cultures the left hand is considered unclean because it is used to wipe after defecation. In Saudi Arabia "public display" or use of the left hand in public is against the law.
The Boston Strangler, Jack the Ripper, Osama Bin Laden, Albert Einstein, Benjamin Franklin and, Alexander the Great were lefties.
About 50% of rats, cats, and mice are left pawed.
The gene LRRTM1 has been found to play a significant role in left-handedness.
One in six Apollo astronauts was left handed.
People who are left-handed tend to draw figures that face to the left.
The longest English word that can be typed with just the left hand using conventional hand placement is stewardesses.
In Ireland there is a saying that describes an unlucky person: “He must have been baptized by a left-handed priest".
Research notes that on average, left-handers reach sexual maturity earlier than right-handers.
Researchers have found that the proportion of left-handed people to right-handed people has remained constant for over 60,000 years.
The right hand is mentioned positively 100 times and the left hand is mentioned positively only 25 times in the Bible.
According to tradition, an itchy left hand indicates you will lose money. An itchy right hand indicates you will receive money.
About 45 percent of expert fencers and tennis champions are lefties.
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