International Left Handers Day is held on 13 August all over the world to celebrate the uniqueness of the roughly 10% of the population who are left handed. This special day was first launched by the Left Handers Club in the UK in 1992. While it does celebrate left handers, it also brings to light the fact that lefties have it rough in a right-handed world. Almost all practical everyday objects are created with right-handers in mind and lefties have to deal with things like smudged hands while writing, difficulty in using utensils or a computer mouse and even using scissors. One should remember though that a big percentage of left- handers turn out to excel in their chosen fields. Famous lefties include Aristotle, Mozart, Leonardo Da Vinci, Marie Curie, Mark Twain, Oprah Winfrey, Bill Gates, Barack Obama and Lionel Messi. That's an impressive number as we see the number of lefties throughput history itself has been small. So meet up with your lefty friends and celebrate in your own way what makes them unique!
Published On: Aug 13, 2018