Happy Lefty Day!

Today is International Left-Handers Day.

What is that, you ask? Well, it’s a day to celebrate us one-of-a-kind people! Well, not really. There are nearly 30 million lefties in the U.S.

Right-handers are great too…but I am about to share a list of interesting facts that prove we lefties are p-r-e-t-t-y cool:

  1. We can fight! Apparently, a study shows that lefties have the upper hand in a fight due to the “element of surprise”.
  2. We access both hemispheres of our brain.
  3. We excel in fencing (where’s my sword!).
  4. We adjust to seeing underwater quicker.

And #5, my favorite, lefties are more likely to be geniuses.

What? I got this information from MSNBC! It’s gotta be true!

Although being a lefty is exciting, there are cons:

  1. Most desks are right-handed desks.
  2. Our check marks are backwards!
  3. We MUST turn either our hand or the entire paper we are writing on, leaving us looking as though we have never written before in our lives.
  4. Ink always smears on the side of our hand.
  5. We are more likely to have mental disorders.

Okay. I don’t like that last one. I’m going to need more proof than one survey.

So there you have it. The pros and cons of being a lefty.

Here’s an idea: In honor of Lefty Day, I challenge all righties to use their left hands for the rest of the day.

Ready. Set. Good luck!

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