Why Are Some People Left Handed & Others Right?

Answer About 85 percent of the world is right-handed. Of the remaining 15 percent, most are left-handed with a small number, about one in 100, being ambidextrous or able to use either hand to some extent.... Read More »

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How to Get Scholarships for Left-Handed People?

There is one college in the U.S. that offers scholarships for left-handed people. Juniata College in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania offers the Frederick and Mary F. Beckley "Left-Handed" Scholarship to ... Read More »

What is the directional name given to left-handed people?

The "directional" name given to left-handed people is "southpaw." Famous southpaws include Neil Armstrong, Babe Ruth, Bill Gates, Prince Charles and Leonardo Da Vinci. Left-handedness appears to be... Read More »

What Makes People Left- or Right-Handed?

Speculation abounds as to why 10 to 13 percent of the population is left-handed, despite the fact that most machinery, tools and even cultural cues favor right-handedness. There is no clear evoluti... Read More »

Do left-handed people have more movement on their pitches?

Whether or not left-handed pitchers have more natural movement on their pitchers is a matter of opinion. David Peters, an engineering professor at Washington University in St. Louis, concluded that... Read More »