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

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.

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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

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

Source: Emaze

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

3. Napoleon Bonaparte

Source: CDN

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

4. Paul McCartney

Source: Wiki

One of the rare leftie guitarists of all time!

5. Fidel Castro

Source: Britannica

From the Left came the revolution.

6. Queen Victoria

Source: BritRoyals

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

7. Tom Cruise

Source: Biography

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

Title image: Tuko

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Shivansh Mishra (WRITER)

Shivansh describes himself as a Development Professional, writer, bibliophile, gourmand and a cinema lover, wrapped in one giant package. A fiction reader, he believes writing to be a medium of liberation and equally loves to write about both socio-political issues and movies, all with a tinge of satire. His favorite authors include Premchand, Vrindavanlal Verma, J.K. Rowling and Gabriel Garcia Márquez.

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