Aug 13 2010August 13th: International Left-Handers' Day


August 13th, best known for being the day after my birthday, is also International Left Handers' Day. And, since I'm a leftie myself, I celebrate the shit out of it. Especially this special Friday the 13th edition! Some fun facts about me and the rest of the special-needs population:

1. Left Hander's Day was started in August 13 1976 by Left handers International.

2. About 7 percent of the population is left handed.

3. Lefties are also called "southpaws".

4. In twins, there is a high tendency for one to be left-handed.

5. 1 in 4 Apollo astronauts were left-handed.

6. 4 of the 5 original designers of the Macintosh computer were left-handed.

7. Left-handers usually reach puberty 4 to 5 months after right-handers.

8. George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama are all left handed. Ronald Regan was left handed too.

9. Pablo Picasso, Isaac Newton, Leonardo Di Vinci, and Michelangelo were also left handed.

10. Right handed people tend to use the left side of their brains more. Left handed people tend to use the rights.

11. Left handers tend to adjust quickly to seeing underwater.

12. Right handers tend to chew food on the right side, left handers tend to chew on the left side.

13. Albert Einstein was left handed.

14. Left handed people who have higher I.Q.s tend to have an I.Q. of over 140.

15. In some cultures it is impolite to touch your food with your left hand (because they wipe their asses with it).

16. The Geekologie Writer is the handsomest left hander, or any-hander for that matter, and once left-hooked the Devil so hard he shat hot lava.

There you have it. But if you only take one thing away from these interesting facts I hope it's #16. That's the important one. Isn't it, Devil? Haha, you're burning through those Depends! Literally.

Thanks to Alexander, who reminds all southpaws that we have to stick together. But not with glue, that's for huffing.

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Hey, I was first. Woo again.
Anyway... I consider all left-handers murderers due to this:
Number 1 on that.

You only mentioned Albert Einstein twice...

hey, my name goes on that list (i jack it left handed)

#4 - that's funny, I'm lefty and jerk it righty. I use my left on yo mom though.

I'm a proud leftie myself (^.^)

Leonardo was ambidextrous

and so am i

STOP hating us super hoomans minorities !!!

Yay for lefties... I'm a lefty too!

Yet another reason Steve Jobs is a complete left handed dick. By the invention of the mouse he literally forced an entire generation of men to start whackin' with their lefts.

BTW Both my brothers are lefties and I'm ambidextrious or however you spell it.


I think most lefties have a greater inclination to ambidexterity - out of necessity though.

Some people consider me ambidextrous, I cosider myself L dominant. My mom is 100% full on ambidextrous and it's some CRAZY SH*T. She can mirror write, paint, mark, cook, sew, cut, throw etc equally well with both hands. Freaky!

What country do they wipe there ass with food?

I think one of the biggest hassles of being a Lefty is confusing Left and Right... ALL the time it sucks!

For me, it's because so many people are right-hand dominant, that we also take our dominant hand as "right" too.... sort of subconciously. So when a person says "right" since almost everyone else in the world is dominantly right... we think our dominant had is right also, but it's not... its left.

I could also be crazy, but a couple lefties I know have said this too!

West and Eat.. no problem. Just the words "left" and "right"


♥happy left handed day♥, to all the left handed people in the world. Lefties reunite to show their gift and to acknowledge their thoughts. We live in world only made for the right handers which gives us an opportunity to learn something new and to preserve our difference by celebrating left handed day on august 13

I'm ambidextrous. I play guitar hero both as a left and righty on expert. Also I can write with either hand

Lefty represent! @15 who cares what you can do? Do you want a treat or something?

When people notice that I am a lefty. I reply with the best line ever created. "Yes, I am in my right Mizined Bitches"

who the fuck wipes their ass with their left hand?

When is International Goofy-Footers' Day?

All true, except Einstein was not left-handed!

This left handed nonsense is sick, people! Sick I say. Right handers simply call it "the wrong hand."

Funny... I was born on Friday the 13th and I am left handed.

fucking left-handers...always looking for charity. I never call on leftys, they never get the answers right...funny how you cover your mutant status with "special"....may you all rot in hell or detroit-the same thing.

That's a coincidence; I'm a lefty, and it's my birthday today.
It's like they created this day specifically for me.
And I can't believe that only 7% of the population are lefties. In my group of friends, I think that at least half of us are lefties.
I guess us lefties tend to stick together even without realizing it...

And yes, my left-handed friends and I are all crazy!

It's mah sister's birthday today!
Artemis Fowl is ambidextrous. His left hand is slightly steadier than his right.

''11. Left handers tend to adjust quickly to seeing underwater.''

WTF???? seriously what the hell does your hand have to do with your fucking eyes????? and same for the IQ one ... and btw i jerk off with my left hand when on computer since my right hand is on the mouse and with the right hand when im with my girlfriend so this mean ... I'M ABIDEXTROUS!!!!!

someday, us lefties will unite to fight the machine overlords.

Let me tell you the story of Right Hand, Left Hand. It's a tale of good and evil.
Hate: it was with this hand that Cane iced his brother. Love: these five fingers, they go straight to the soul of man. The right hand: the hand of love. The story of life is this: static. One hand is always fighting the other hand, and the left hand is kicking much ass. I mean, it looks like the right hand, Love, is finished. But hold on, stop the presses, the right hand is coming back. Yeah, he got the left hand on the ropes, now, that's right. Ooh, it's a devastating right and Hate is hurt, he's down. Left-Hand Hate KOed by Love.

Im a southpaw! i FUCKING HATE scissors! THEM SHITS NEVER WORK WITH LEFTIES!!!!!!! and when you flip the over, its like the scissors know youre tricking them and they will not cut!

Lefties make better lovers ..i.,

Yes I too am a lefty. I golf right handed but putt left handed. I own many pairs of left handed scissors (Have fun in our world righties).
Lefties at least have to option to go right.

the only thing righties will ever do with their left hand is pretend a retard it jerking em off. Go Tards!

Left handed for life! The right handed faggots may try to keep us down but we will win in the end. LEFTY POWER BITCHES!

I got a feelin that theres some left handed shit goin down here...

Ambidextrous over here. Eat it, bitches.

And yeah, I beat it (masturbation!) with both hands at the same time. Against my forehead. BOOYAH!

OHHH. Stupid Flanders!

j_major is left handed!

ambidextrous ftw >:P

@26 being left-handed gives you water vision, being ambidextrous gives you talents you never thought you could own.

LOl way to post a RIGHT HAND for the picture

Us Southpaws have to rise up and and cut off rightys right hands, The Righty SCUM HAS DOMINATED FOR TOO LONG! lets plan an exact year from today. Sound good?

I learnt to jerk it lefty because I need my mouse hand free for maximum tit browsing.
BTW lefties are the work of satan.

26. "and btw i jerk off with my left hand when on computer since my right hand is on the mouse and with the right hand when im with my girlfriend so this mean [sic]... I'M ABIDEXTROUS [sic] !!!!! " Wow, that is sadder than sad. You have to jerk off when you're with your girlfriend? You have much to learn, hehe. Go lefties!

Did anyone stop to realize that the hand in the pic could be a right hand as well??

Also amdidextrous and I feel we shoulv have a whole week =(

The left and ass wiping thing is from the middle east culture...

Is actually a misunderstanding, they pour water to remove the unwanted Klingons and the left hand is used to wash away at the same time.. later you wash your hands....but still for courtesy you just make a deal or eat with the right, because the left is for removing shit :-)).. Sure is a problem in humble homes, no soap..maybe no water... hmmm? Same on the West, no Toilet paper... *squash *squash* squash * to the shower...

And before the kids start the rambling, using water is way better and clean than using just toilet paper... TP just "looks" like removes...but there are always survivors there... You know it, when is itching :D..

Thats why the Japanese have the BEST Toilet on the world, a combination of all the best ..

Um... that is almost definitely a left hand.
Notice the curvature of the metacarpals.
And if I'm not mistaken, the carpus themselves are indicative of a left hand, but I'm not entirely sure about this one. Small thingy on the left, curvy thingy on the bottom right is basically how I judge the carpus.

Carpus itself? Themselves? Anybody? No? Ok...

You'll never see a left handed sucker punch coming!

Yay I feel forspecials. Left handed, goofy footed, right eye dominant...

So hit puberty a little late? Its okay

My birthday is August 12th too! =D

Jimi Hendrix, Paul McCartney and Kurt Cobain all rocked out lefty-styles on the guitar. So, do I, by the way. Which means I'm, like, wicked good. Or something.

Awesome. I am left handed. I'm glad this list is here because the next person who notices I am left handed will get it in its entirety; all to bolster my worthlessness and self-loathing. Thanks Geekologie!

Left handers are also call southpaws because they tend to knock people in that direction (south, aka the fuck out) when they punch him. They never see it coming.

I some cultures they like taking food with right hand or any hand for that matter as they dont care wiping their asses....Hehehe!

12. Right handers tend to chew food on the right side, left handers tend to chew on the left side.

holy crap I read this whilst chewing on my left, its like you were watching me or something?!?!

All I'm sayin'.

Hey yo fellow left-handers! it's nice being ambidextrous in the right-handed world. Happy left-handers day!

My damn dog bit me on this day. He bit my right hand, making me left handed for about 2 weeks.

I could've gone w/o knowing that clinton or this sorry excuse for a president is left handed.

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