12 Facts About Left Handed People Most People Don’t Know

Left-handed people have been hated, ignored and studied like wild animals for many years. But where does this particularity come from and what else does it entail other than the need for specialized scissors? Curious to know more about left-handed people? Discover 12 interesting and unknown facts about lefties.


There was a time when left-handed people were systemically marginalized from society and hated by many for no apparent reason. Back in the days, left-handed kids were even thought to use their right hand and even punished for using their left one. Parents and teachers would force their left-handed children to learn how to use their right hand so they could fit in with the other children. Of course and thankfully, times have changed. We still see these people as different but in a good way.

Did you know that only 10-12% of people on earth are lefties? And this special characteristic might mean more than simply which hand lefties like to use to write, draw, hold their fork and so much more. Wonder what special particularities are specific to left-handed people? Discover 12 facts about them so you can share them with your lefty friends.

1Lefties are smart


Mensa International, a high IQ organization, boasts that 20% of its members are left-handed. Next time you choose a spot in a class, try to sit next to a left-handed person so they can help you ace that class.