Happy left-handers day!
Yes, it’s a real holiday. According to the Left-Handers Club (yes, that’s a real club) the holiday was started back in 1992 to celebrate left-handedness.
The club writes: “On 13th August 1992 the Club launched International Left-Handers Day, an annual event when left-handers everywhere can celebrate their sinistrality and increase public awareness of the advantages and disadvantages of being left-handed.”
The holiday is now celebrated around the world and especially on Twitter. #LeftHandersDay has been trending all morning.
— Garret Hoffman (@garrethoffman12) August 13, 2014
There are two types of people, lefties and those who wish they were a lefty. Happy #LeftHandersDay
— ShitBallPlayersDo (@ShtBallPlayrsDo) August 13, 2014
If you’re right handed, you probably don’t realize how much the world caters to your needs. Notebooks, scissors, tools… Much of the modern world is designed for a right-handed person.
Who's celebrating #LeftHandersDay with a spiral notebook burning? Please RT with your left index finger.
— Andrew Hickey ???? (@andrewmhickey) August 13, 2014
it's #LeftHandersDay so rt if you also cannot use scissors
— megan. (@alextitner) August 13, 2014
Of course, there are some advantages to being left-handed. For instance, lefties are reportedly better at fighting. Researchers at the University of Montpellier in France found that lefties had an advantage in a fight, mainly because of the element of surprise.
Lefties may also be naturally born leaders. Five of the last seven presidents have been south paws.
"God created a few perfect people. The rest are right handed." #LeftHandersDay
— Really Dan (@dannedforlife) August 13, 2014