Happy 22nd Annual Left-Handers Day to all the South Paws out there!
Every August 13th, lefties all around the world celebrate the uniqueness of lefties and their “right to be left-handed,” according to the official Left-Handers Day website.
Here are some fascinating facts about leftys, via lefthandersday.com:
- Left-handers excel particularly in tennis, baseball, swimming and fencing.
- Most left-handers draw figures facing to the right.There is a high tendency in twins for one to be left-handed.
- Left-handers adjust more readily to seeing underwater.
- 1 in 4 Apollo astronauts were left-handed – 250% more than the normal level.
All us lefties are in good company, too. Five out of the last seven U.S. presidents (including Obama) are left-handed; dozens of celebs are lefties including Oprah Winfrey, Angelina Jolie, Jim Carrey, Jerry Seinfeld, Lisa Kudrow, Bruce Willis and so many more!
To celebrate Left-Handers Day, check out some of the most famous lefties in music!
Elvis Costello (but plays guitar as a righty):
Joe Perry (also plays guitar as a righty):
Glenn Frey (also plays guitar right-handed):