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WORLD LEFT HANDERS DAY

WORLD LEFT HANDERS DAY - 13 AUGUST


International Left Handers Day is an international day observed annually on August 13 to celebrate the uniqueness and differences of left-handed individuals who comprise of seven to ten percent of the world's population. International Lefthanders Day was created to celebrate and raise awareness of the advantages and disadvantages of being left-handed in a predominantly right-handed world.



Former two-time US president Barack Obama, Microsoft founder Bill Gates, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, pop singer Justin Bieber, talk show hostess Oprah Winfrey and Apple founder Steve Jobs are all left-handed. Some other left handed historical figures include the likes of Sir Isaac Newton, Pablo Picasso and Napoleon Bonaparte.


It is believed left-handers are likely to have better verbal skills than their right-handed counterparts, according to a 2019 study by Oxford University. The basis of this conclusion was a discovery by the researchers that left and right hemispheres of brains of left-handed individuals had better co-ordination in regions involving the use of language.


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