ways lefties are better than righties
. Though only about 10% of the population are lefthanded, 20% of MENSA members are lefthanded.
Quicker information processing
. By using both sides of their brain more often, lefthanded people can process more information than the more commonly occurring righties.
Faster recovery times
. Lefties have been found to recover faster from strokes affecting one part of their brain since they often have to use both parts in a rightcentric world.
. Lefthanded people tend to be better at artistic pursuits. Did you know that Michelangelo, Rembrandt, and Leonardo da Vinci were all lefties?
Better sports players
. In sports as diverse as boxing, tennis, and baseball, lefthanded people perform better than their righthanded counterparts. Its not entirely known why, but it could be due to other players having less practice dealing with their moves.
. Not specific to only lefties but to those who come from largely lefthanded families, some people have better episodic memory (the ability to remember events) better than righties.
. Since a lefthanded persons brain thinks more quickly, they can handle more tasks at once.
Shorter waiting times
. Lefties tend to go to lines along with their dominant hand (left) which is often times shorter than the right line.
A dedicated holiday
. Yes, theres even a day to celebrate lefties. International Lefthanders Day falls on August 13th every year.
Make more money
. For men who have gone to college, lefties earn 13% more than righties.
Its not all rosy
. Oddly, for women who have gone to college, lefties earn 5% less than righties (but as you can see there are still plenty of other lefthanded advantages).
. Lefties tend to pass their driving tests (on the first time) more than righties, at a rate of 57% to 47%.
. Well, this one might be a bit disputed as to why, but it is true that 25% of the Apollo astronauts were lefties.
. In lefties, the left and right sides of the brain communicate more quickly another point for lefthanded people being more intelligent!
. Lefthanded people lean more towards visual rather than written fields. They land up more in areas like photography and painting than in law or writing.
. On a standard QWERTY keyboard, lefthanded people can type significantly quicker only about 450 words can be typed with only the right hand in comparison to about 3,400 words with only the left.
. Another feature whose cause isnt exactly known, lefthanded people better acclimate to being underwater.
. Though lefties have greater risk of dyslexia and learning impairments, they have been found to have lower rates of arthritis.
Better video game players
. Lefties are better video game players due to their ability to handle more stimuli.
Lefties are royals
. Though there are plenty of righthanded royals, a disproportionate amount are lefties, including Queen Elizabeth II and Prince William.
. Lefties were likely more successful in battle (and would be if a zombie apocalypse comes) since fighting from the left was less common and prepared for.
Write in Arabic or draw Manga
. In areas which move righttoleft such as Arabic script or Manga magazines, lefthand writers have an advantage over the righties.
Better computer designers
. Making sense due to many of the points stated previously, four out of five of the original Macintosh computer designers were lefties.
. A few scholarships out there are restricted to only those who are left handed.
More likely to get elected
. Four out of the last seven U.S. Presidents were lefthanded. They include Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush, and Gerald Ford.