Why Are There Righties and Lefties?

Posted: 6/11/2013 7:37:55 EDT

An overwhelming 90% of people are right-handed. And yet, 5 of the last 7 U.S. presidents have been left-handed. What's up with that? And why do we have handedness anyhow? SciShow explains.

Time’s List of Top 10 Left-Handed People

Bill Gates

Bill Gates - OnInnovation.com Interview


Oprah Winfrey



Barack Obama

Barack Obama (used by Wikipedia, etc)


Babe Ruth

Babe Ruth of the Yankees in dugout at Fenway


Marie Curie

Pierre Curie: Marie Curie in Her Laboratory  

Find more details in the complete list from Time

7 Terrible Realities of a Right-Handed World

Buzzfeed listed their "18 Worst Things For Left-Handed People"

Here's our 7 favorite:

1. Spiral Notebooks (Ouch!)

2. Only 1 gross lefty glove in gym class

3. Only 2 pairs of the green lefty scissors in class, 3 lefty kids.

4. Ballpoint pens don’t work as well -- you’re pushing, not pulling the ball

5. Ink all over the side of your hand

6. Bonking elbows with a righty at the dinner table

7. Cord on the credit card machine pen never long enoug

#LeftHandedProblems from Twitter

Do you have any funny experiences, interesting facts or horror stories related to left-handedness? Maybe there is even a challenge you've discovered being right-handed...

Tell us what you think in the comments section below.




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