Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Lefty for President!

So i'm currently sitting here watching the final presidential debate... and i realized that both of the candidates are left handed (like me)! This is fantastic! Way to go South Paws! Maybe they will enact a Title IX-type law for furthering lefties in society. whoop whoop!

Here are some more fun facts from Wikipedia about Left-Handedness:

-Approximately 7 to 10 percent of the adult population is left-handed
-It is more common in males than females.
-It occurs more frequently in both identical and fraternal twins (hey, that's me!)

and here's an interesting one:

-Left-handedness is also more common in several groups of individuals with neurological disorders (such as people with epilepsy, Down's Syndrome, Autism, Mental Retardation, and Dyslexia!)

ahhhh such is the company that I keep (along with 60% of U.S presidents in the last thirty years)

And, while left-handedness appears to be more common in people with mental disabilities, apparently it is also associated with brilliance (as in my case, haha).

Chris McManus of University College London says that left-handed people have an as above-average quota of high achievers. And in 2006, researchers at Lafayette College and Johns Hopkins University found that left-handed men are 15 percent richer than right-handed men for those who attended college, and 26 percent richer if they graduated..... Quite interesting! (Unfortunately for me, this doesn't appear to hold true for women!)

And this is what I'm doing instead of paying attention to the debate... because I'M SICK OF IT ALL!!!

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