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Southpaw facts

Most left-handers draw figures facing to the right.

There is a high tendency in twins for one to be left-handed.

Stuttering and dyslexia occur more often in left-handers (particularly if they are forced to change their writing hand as a child, like King of England George VI).

Left-handers adjust more readily to seeing underwater.

Left-handers excel particularly in tennis, basketball, baseball, swimming and fencing.

Left-handers usually reach puberty 4 to 5 months after right-handers.

4 of the 5 original designers of the Macintosh computer were left-handed.

1 in 4 Apollo astronauts were left-handed - 250% more than the normal level.

Left handed people are more prone to have allergies, insomnia, migraines and other things more than people who are right handers.

Left handed people are three times more likely than right handed people to become alcoholics and scientists speculate that it is because the right hemisphere of the brain has a lower tolerance for alcohol then the left side of the brain.

People who are left handed use the right side of the brain most while right handed people use the left side of the brain most.

Left handed people tend to be more likely to be on the extreme ends of the intelligence scale then right handed people.

Left handed people tend to have a higher tendency to be people with high I.Qs. Left handed people who have higher I.Qs tend to have an I.Q. of over 140.

In the late l890's Left handed people got the nickname of southpaw. Because most baseball fields were laid out were the pitcher is facing west and the batter facing east, so the sun wouldn't be the batter's eyes.
When a left handed pitcher threw a ball it was with his arm that was toward the south so left handed people started to be called southpaws.

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