Left Hander's Day
When: Always on August 13th
If you are a Leftie, Then Left Handers Day is just for you!
Left Handers, also commonly referred to as Southpaws, are the brunt of more than their share of jokes all year long. How do I know? Yup, you guessed it! It ain't easy being a leftie. But those of us who are, would have it no other way. Lefties are proud of it.
The world is built for right handers. Examples are everywhere. For example:
In school, have you ever seen a left handed desk? They don't exist.
Many left handed items cost more.
Novelty coffee mugs are made with the picture or text for a right handed pick-up.
Scissors for right handers. Only a lefty would understand this.
The computer mouse you are using as you read this is designed for right handers.
Did you Know? Right handed people operate in the left side of the brain. Left handed people use the right side. Therefore, only left handed people are in their right mind.
Left Hander's certainly earned the right to have a day dedicated to them. And, August 13th is that day. So take a minute to appreciate your left handed friends and loved ones. Don't forget to send them a Left Handed Day Ecard to show your respect.
Remember today and every day: "Lefties have rights!"
As lefthanders, we never do anything right....kewl!
Left Handed Facts and Trivia:
Sinistrophobia is the fear of left-handedness or things on the left side.
While many people are left handed, very few are 100% left handed. For example, many Left handers golf and bat right handed. On the other hand, there is a high percentage of righties who are 100% right-handed.
Lefties are also called "southpaws". The term was coined in baseball to describe a left handed pitcher.
Tuesdays are Lefties luck day.
Only about 10% of the population is left handed.
During the 1600's people, thought left handers were witches and warlocks.
International Left Hander's Day was first celebrated on August 13, 1976. It was started by Lefthander's International.
They say everyone was born right handed, and only the greatest overcome it.
IIt is believed that all polar bears are left handed.
There is a rumor that octopuses have but one right hand. Scientists are diligently studying this issue.
Think about it: Everyone is a Left Hander in Left Hand, West Virginia.
Lefthander's Slogan: "Everyone is born right-handed. Only the greatest overcome it". ...Brilliant Author unknown
Life Span of Lefties versus Righties It's the same says Dr. Dave and Dr. Dee
Left Handed Advantages
Left Handedness Test How Left Handed are you?
This Day in History August 13th
Tenochtitlan (present day Mexico City) falls to conquistador Hernán Cortés. (1521)
Michael Servetus is arrested by John Calvin in Geneva, Switzerland as a heretic. (1553)
King Louis XVI of France is formally arrested by the National Tribunal, and declared an enemy of the people. (1792)
Nat Turner sees a solar eclipse, which he believes is a sign from God. Eight days later he and 70 other slaves kill approximately 55 whites in Southampton County, Virginia. (1831)
A massive earthquake near Arica, Peru, causes an estimated 25,000 casualties, and the subsequent tsunami causes considerable damage as far away as Hawaii and New Zealand. (1868)
Carl Gustav Witt discovers 433 Eros, the first near-Earth asteroid to be found. (1898)
The all black infantrymen of the U.S. Army's 25th Infantry Regiment are accused of killing a white bartender and wounding a white police officer in Brownsville, Texas, despite exculpatory evidence; all are later dishonorably discharged. (1906)
Otto Witte, an acrobat, is purportedly crowned King of Albania. (1913)
First production in the UK of stainless steel by Harry Brearley. (1913)
Women enlist in the United States Marine Corps for the first time. Opha Mae Johnson is the first woman to enlist. (1918)
Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (BMW) established as a public company in Germany. (1918)
Major General Eugene Reybold of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers authorizes the construction of facilities that would house the "Development of Substitute Materials" project, better known as the Manhattan Project. (1942)
East Germany closes the border between the eastern and western sectors of Berlin to thwart its inhabitants' attempts to escape to the West. (1961)
Peter Allen and Gwynne Evans are hanged for the Murder of John Alan West becoming the last people executed in the United Kingdom. (1964)
The Apollo 11 astronauts are released from a three-week quarantine to enjoy a ticker tape parade in New York, New York. That evening, at a state dinner in Los Angeles, California, they are awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by U.S. President Richard Nixon. (1969)
Hurricane Charley, a Category 4 storm, strikes Punta Gorda, Florida and devastates the surrounding area. (2004)