International Left-Handers Day

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2019 Date:August 13, 2019
2020 Date:August 13, 2020
International Left-Handers Day

International Left-Handers Day History

International Left-Handers Day is a day to bring attention to the struggles which lefties face daily in a right-handed society.  August 13th is observed as International Left-Handers Day.

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International Left-Handers Day Facts

  • 10% of people are left-handed according to a report by Scientific American.
  • Geniuses are more likely to be left-handed - 20% of the top scoring SAT takers are left-handed.
  • In 2013, 31% of Major League Baseball pitchers are left-handed.
  • Of the last 6 Presidents, 3 were lefties - Obama, Clinton and Bush Sr.
  • All lefties: Albert Einstein, Bill Gates, Barak Obama, Bill Clinton, Oprah Winfrey, Leonardo da Vinci

International Left-Handers Day Top Events and Things to Do

  • Eat with your left hand today.
  • Attempt to use only your left hand while writing today.  If typing or navigating on a computer, use the mouse with your left hand.
  • Look around you and notice how many people you know are left-handed.
  • Attempt to cook using your left-hand as the primary one.
  • Create a Lefty Zone where everyone who enters must only use their left hand for the day.

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