Being left handed is a very unique feature in people, also left handed people are less in number than the right handed people. So here we have some interesting facts that you should know. Read the article to know more.

1. Origin Of Left

The English word “left” actually comes from the Anglo Saxon word “lyft” which means “weak” or “broken.”

2. Cleanliness

It has often been noticed that in many cultures, the left hand is seen as dirty because it is typically the hand used to clean ones self with after defecation.

3. Mental Problems

Research has shown that left-handed people are more likely to develop schizophrenia and dyslexia.

4. Animals

Did you know this interesting fact that about half of all rats, mice, and cats use their left paws more dominantly than their right ones!

5. Death

Many studies have claimed that left-handed people can die up to nine years earlier than right-handed people.

6. Astronauts

About 25% of all Apollo astronauts were left-handed.

7. Gender

Men are more likely to be left-handed than women!

8. Wedding Rings

In most cultures, the wedding ring is worn on the left hand. The reason for this is believed to stem from Egyptian origin. They believed that wearing the ring on the left hand would keep it closer to the heart.

9. Percentage

About 10-12% of the world’s population is left-handed!

10. Ambidextrous

It has been statistically observed that many people claim to be able to use both their right and left hand, but only about 1% of the world’s population is considered truly ambidextrous.