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In ArtsCase We celebrate everything! Today is a special day, it’s International Left Handers Day,We were curious about the origin of this tradition, and this is what We found…

“August 13 is International Left Handers Day. The date has been observed on August 13 each year since 1976, when it was founded by Dean R. Campbell, founder of the Lefthanders International, Inc. The Left-Handers Day Club “declared” it official in 1997.

Why is being left-handed so rare?

Around 11% percent of the world’s population is left-handed, according to

What makes someone left-handed?

Researchers at Northwestern University created a mathematical model which shows that being a leftie is the result of the balance between “cooperation and competition in human evolution.” The research was published in the Journal of the Royal Society Interface and was tested against real-world data from competitive sports to confirm that social behavior itself is related to becoming left-handed.

Famous left-handers

While being left-handed might still be looked upon with suspicion, many go on to lead successful lives. According to Time, U.S. President Barack Obama is left-handed, but he wasn’t the first president who needed to tie his shoelaces the other way around. Other presidents who were lefties include James Garfield, Harry Truman, Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan, George H.W Bush and Bill Clinton.

There have also been left-handed scientists such as Albert Einstein, Marie Curie, Sir Issac Newton and Alan Turing, none of who let being left-handed hold them back”.

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Are you a left-hander person?

We would like to know how many of our artist are Left handed, so please comment if you are part of this special group of the population!


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