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Left-Handed April Fool Jokes 2019

April Fools’ Day is an annual celebration in the U.K, Europe and some other western countries commemorated on 1st April each year by playing practical jokes and spreading hoaxes.  The theme of left-handedness has been incorporated into this by some companies in recent years, based on promoting a “left-handed” version

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You have the left hand! (in Spanish)

I was in Spain with some friends recently and after I had deftly persuaded the waiter to make us a special coffee when he really didn’t want to (Cremaet), my friend said “Tu tienes mano izquierda” – You have the left hand. Apparently it is a common expression for someone

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Do you hang your clothes left-handed?

There are all sorts of things that we do “our” way without realising that it is different. Someone pointed out to me recently that all the clothes in my wardrobe were hanging the “wrong” way (a right-hander of course), but I had never really thought about it. All my shirts

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Left-handedness and work choices

We were asked recently whether there are any links between being left-handed and the job people do.  We did a survey on this a while back and also saw a recent article on it by Clare Porac (author of Laterality: Exploring the enigma of left-handedness). The scientific rationale connecting handedness

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Posted in Left handed life, Lefthanders occupations, Uncategorized

Left-Handers Apps

We had an email recently from LHC member Rose in Austria saying that she had been researching iPhone apps that have a left hand mode and we thought this information might be useful for you as well. There is a simple calculator called Southpaw on the ios App store that

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Left-Handed = Wrong-Handed (in Iceland Orvhentur anyway!)

Kristín from Iceland got in touch recently and told us that the word for left-handed in Icelandic also means “wrong-handed”.  We are not surprised, as it is common all around the world for language to discriminate against left-handers with words that also mean various bad things such as awkward, clumsy,

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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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Posted in Left handed life, Left handed life, Research

Are lefthanders better at puzzles?

We were contacted recently by a company that produces visual puzzles because their analysis was showing that left-handers were better at solving them than right-handers. They found that left handed people scored higher AND also were more adept at finding the hidden items that have proven overall to be more

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Posted in Fun and games, Left handed life

6 Things Left-Handers Really Should Know

We have produced a short report based on feedback from the 140,000 members of our Left-Handers Club that gives you fast access to the most important content across the thousands of pages on our websites.  It includes: The results of our huge survey on left-handedness Resources for left-handed children (and

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The Story of Left-Handed Billy

We recently came across an interesting bit of history that demonstrates the general attitude to left-handedness in the America of the 1850’s.  It is a story called “Left-Handed Billy” that appeared in a popular children’s magazine of the time called “Robert Merry’s Museum”.  Here are a few extracts that give

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