International Left Handers Day: Some Famous Southpaws To Have Graced The Planet

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August 13 is Left Handers day, celebrating the 11 percent of the world that uses their left hand for tasks like writing, eating and holding things. From scissors to knives, Left Handers, or Southpaws, are the brunt of jokes all year long for various different things. But this is the day to ignore that, after all while right handed people operate in the left side of the brain, left handed people sure the right side. Therefore, only left handed people are in their right mind.

And what better way to tell you more about this than naming some of the most famous Southpaws of all time. Here they are:

1. Nine Presidents of the United States of America

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Source: Chron

Americans love electing left-handed presidents. Lefty presidents include Thomas Jefferson, James Garfield, Herbert Hoover, Harry Truman, Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama.

2. Alexander The Great

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Source: Emaze

Apparently being a southpaw is not an impediment to conquering the world.

3. Napoleon Bonaparte

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Source: CDN

A little to the left, please. That’s right!

4. Paul McCartney

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Source: Wiki

One of the rare leftie guitarists of all time!

5. Fidel Castro

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Source: Britannica

From the Left came the revolution.

6. Queen Victoria

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Source: BritRoyals

Want an era named after you? Try picking up a teacup with your left hand.

7. Tom Cruise

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Source: Biography

You know the reason for the Top Gun now, don’t you?

Title image: Tuko

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