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Left-handers in Asia

We often get messages from club members around the world telling us about their experiences and how left-handers are treated in their country. We were recently shown an article about how left-handedness is seen in Asian countries and how it is largely suppressed in a lot of places. In South

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How do you write a letter X?

Lefthanders form some letters in a different direction to right-handers because it is easier to move the pen left-handed in an anti-clockwise or right-to-left motion – it gives a smoother flow and minimises scratching and digging-in of the tip. It is also easier to draw lines towards you rather than

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Left-handed calligraphy – Quills

Did you know that left-handed quills were used in the Middle Ages? And that feathers for left-handed quills come from the right wing of the bird? You can see a short video about it and how to make your own quills here: Or you can make it a lot easier

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Left-Handers and Allergies

Allergy Awareness Week runs from 23- 29 April 2018 and there have been various reports of left-handers being more susceptible to allergies.  Stanley Coren in his book Left-Hander reports a study in Glasgow, Scotland where lefthanders were found to be eleven times more likely than righ-handers to suffer from hay fever,

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Definition of Left-Handed

This was our slightly “tongue-in-cheek” definition of left-handed. What do you think?  Have you got a better definition?     Add you own version as a comment on our Facebook post here   (we post a lot of content on Facebook – if you don’t already see it, Like and

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Advice for Left Handed DIY and Gardening

Confession time: In the past I have been guilty of thinking that left handed tools were just a ‘nice-to-have’ rather than being essential. Surely us lefties are skilled enough to muddle through with cheaper right-handed tools right? Anyway, we recently moved into a new house that needs a lot of

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Posted in Left handed life, Left handed life, Left-handed stories, Uncategorized

James May left-handed science

This fantastic video from BBC’s James May (as part of his YouTube ‘Head Squeeze’ series) looks into the science behind why people are left-handed. Is it genetic? Is it a disadvantage? These questions and more are covered in his video below: From the James May video post: Once thought to

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Positive left-handed sayings

We often see so many negative things said about lefthanders and language often works against us so we thought we would start this newsletter by focussing on some POSITIVE quotes and sayings about lefthanders. Here are some of the best ones we have seen and you can use this link

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Left handed presidents of the United States

There have been far more left-handed Presidents of the United States than would be expected from the proportion of the population that are left-handed, and in recent years the left-handers have almost completely taken over! 5 of the last 7 US Presidents have been left-handed – that must say something!

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Left handed golf tournament

The 2013 Left Handers Open Golf Tournament will be held at North Hants Golf Club, Fleet, Hampshire on Monday 15th July 2013 starting at 9.00 am.   For entry forms and further details please contact Katie Fewster, o1252 616443, email kfewster@northantsgolf.co.uk If you know of any other “Left Handers Only”

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