That's right righties, it's National Left-Handers Day, a day to celebrate all things lefty! Let's show our lefties some love today!

Did you know it's estimated that only 10-12% of the world's population is left-handed?

According to, a new study suggests lefties are rare because of the balance between cooperation and competition in human evolution. Another study reveals that there are more left-handed people working as artists and musicians and in university settings. Interestingly, more than 20% of Apollo astronauts were lefties, according to NASA.

I'm married to a lefty and aside from having to ALWAYS sit to the right of him in restaurants life with a lefty is pretty easy. Of course, he can't cut a straight line to save his life, but his artistic ability is incredible and he is wicked sharp ( yep lefties are known to have high IQs).

Some of the most interesting facts offered by are that left-handed folks are known to be higher wage earners that righties and can be found to have an advantage in sports (because right-handed players are used to mainly playing against other right-handed players) while also being able to multi-task better too!


Ten Famous Lefties

Remember I did say Lefties were known to be artists? Let me also leave you with these two...maybe you've heard of them? Leonardo de Vinci and Michaelangelo? I thought you might. Do you know a Lefty like I do? Be sure to give them lots of love today!

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.BONUS GALLERY: Franklin D. Roosevelt was actually right-handed but he had cool quotes like many lefty presidents. 

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