Friday, August 13, 2010

In our time...

Happy International Left Hander's Day!!!

Celebrate by embracing your left handedness, or, if you are not left handed, try to be one for the day to begin to appreciate the trials of southpaws :)

Some leftie facts:
Most left-handers draw figures facing to the right.

There is a high tendency in twins for one to be left-handed

Stuttering and dyslexia occur more often in left-handers (particularly if they are forced to change their writing hand as a child, like King of England George VI).

Left-handers adjust more readily to seeing underwater.

Left-handers excel particularly in tennis, baseball, swimming and fencing.

During the witch trials of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, being prone to use this hand was another "sure" sign of being a witch.

Left-handed persons use visual stimulus to process information. Research reveals that people who are left-handed do not use the sequential processing style like their right-handed colleagues, to disseminate information. Instead they are good at applying themselves to multiple tasks with the help of the synthesis method of breaking down information and finding a solution.