Left-handers?

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  1. koolbluez

    koolbluez Šupər♂ - 超人

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    R there any left-handers here...? other than me, of course [​IMG]

    I'm a leftie... did u know that Aug 13th 2002 is Left Handers' Day. Left-handers are also called SouthPaws, esp. in sports like boxing.

    A left-hander was supposed to be unlucky, awkward and clumsy!!![​IMG]
    Some even go to the extent of calling lefties "evil" [​IMG] because sinister is latin for left!!!
    But then this "clumsiness" is because most of the items in this world are made specifically for the right-handed man, right from scissors to doors(try opening hinged doors which open towards us with both hands individually, see with which hand it is easier to open... got it? The leftie has the door comin onto him, while the rightie has the door openin beside him!!![​IMG])

    But then as we all know, lefties do have a distinct advantage in sports, esp. the likes of cricket & boxing. Also a common belief suggests that left-handed people are more intelligent or creative than right-handed people and some studies have demonstrated a small positive correlation between left-handedness and creativity/intelligence.

    There is a "visual simultaneous vs. linear sequential" theory according to which, right-handed people are thought to process information using a "linear sequential" method in which one thread must complete its processing before the next thread can be started; while Left-handed persons are thought to process information using a "visual simultaneous" method in which several threads can be processed simultaneously. Alternately, left-handed people have an excellent ability to multi-task. (So we are the Core-Duo processors, unlike our right-handed Single-Core brothers[​IMG]) Perhaps the anecdotal evidence that suggests they are more creative stems from this ability to multi-task.

    As well as possible intelligence advantages, being left-handed can also bring about other benefits, including:
    *Brain hemisphere division of labor: The premise of this theory is that since both speaking and handiwork require fine motor skills, having one hemisphere of the brain do both would be more efficient than having it divided up. [citation needed]
    *Advantage in hand-to-hand combat: Left-handers have a 'surprise' factor in combat, since the majority of the population is right-handed.

    Psst: It is a common legend that most polar bears are left-handed.

    Now lets look @ some famous left-handers:
    US Presidents: Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush Sr., Bill Clinton
    Benjamin Franklin, one of the Founding Fathers of the United States and a leading author, politician, printer, scientist, philosopher, publisher, inventor, civic activist, and diplomat.
    Steve Forbes, the editor-in-chief of business magazine Forbes as well as president and chief executive officer of its publisher, Forbes Inc.
    Alexander the Great (does he need any intro)
    Julius Caesar, Roman general
    Napoléon Bonaparte, French emperor
    Joan of Arc, French war heroine
    Ramses II, Egyptian pharaoh
    Queen Victoria, Prince Charles & Price William of England
    Fidel Castro, Cuban leader
    Henry Ford, automobile manufacturer
    Helen Keller, advocate for the blind
    TV Hosts; David Letterman & Jay Leno
    Authors; James Baldwin, Lewis Carroll, Mark Twain, H.G. Wells
    Musicians; Phil Collins, Jimi Hendrix, Paul McCartney & Ringo Starr of The Beatles, George Michaels, Joe Perry of Aerosmith, Robert Plant of Led Zepplin, Seal
    Actors; Amitabh Bachchan, Charlie Chaplin , Marilyn Monroe, Angelina Jolie, Julia Roberts, Slyvester Stallone, Bruce Willis, Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Robert DeNiro, Keanu Reeves, Peter Fonda, Greta Garbo, Oprah Winfrey, Whoopie Goldberg, Cary Grant, Goldie Hawn, Tim Allen, Matthew Broderick & Kermit the Frog!!!
    Sportspersons; Pelé-Edson Arantes do Nascimento, Diego Armando b, Alan Border, Gary Sobers, Saurav Ganguly, Sachin Tendulkar(ambidexterous, writes with left-hand!!!), Mark Spitz, James "Gentleman Jim" Corbett, Oscar de la Hoya, F1 Ayrton Senna, Valentino Rossi, Jimmy Connors, John McEnroe, Goran Ivanesivic, Martina Navratilova(ambidexterous), Monica Seles, Nadal
    Artists Michelangelo, Raphael & Leonardo da Vinci !!!

    Also listed somewhere else:
    Gandhi, Leo Tolstoy, Pablo Picasso, Bill Gates, singers Eminem, 50 Cent, Jay-Z, Natalie Imbruglia, Ricky Martin, Kelly Osbourne, P!nk, actors Matt Dillon, David Duchovny (Mr.X-Files), Laurence Fishburne(Morpheus in The Matrix), Morgan Freeman(the God in Bruce Almighty, Kiss the Girls, War of the Worlds), Scarlett Johansson(The Island, Lost in Translation, The Horse Whisperer, Home Alone 3), Hugh Jackman(Wolverine of XMen, Van Helsing, Swordfish), Milla Jovovich(model, actress, singer, The Fifth Element, The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc, Resident Evil, Resident Evil: Extinction, Ultraviolet), Julianne Moore(Assassins, Hannibal, The Hours, Evolution), Sarah Jessica Parker(HBO television series Sex and the City,Dudley Do-Right), Denise Richards(Wild Things, The World Is Not Enough, Scary Movie 3 as real-life hubby Charlie Sheen's screen wife), Rebecca Romijn Stamos(another model-cum-actress, Shape-shifter Mystique in XMen, Femme Fatale, The Punisher, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me), Kurt Russell(Tango & Cash, Poseidon, Escape from LA & New York, Big Trouble in Little China), Ben Stiller & Owen Wilson(both acted in Night at the Museum, Meet the Fockers, Meet the Parents, Starsky & Hutch, Zoolander), Billy Zane (Kate Winslet's vile fiancé in Titanic, The Mummy), Chris Tucker(Rush Hour series, The Fifth Element), director James Cameron(Terminator I & II, Aliens, Titanic, True Lies), scientist Neils Bohr, Marvel comics Stan Lee, Mike Tyson(started left, later learnt right), chess player Gary Kasparov, tennis player Rafael Nadal, cricketers Wasim Akram, Curtly Ambrose, Chris Gayle, Adam Gilchrist, Matthew Hayden, Inzamam-Ul-Haq, Sanath Jayasuriya, Lance Klusener, Brian Lara, Graeme Smith, Sir Gary Sobers, Mark Taylor, Yuvraj Singh, wrestlers "HBK" Shawn Michaels, John Cena, Kevin "Diesel" Nash, Viscera, Kool Carlito, William Regal, SandMan, Shane McMahon, Torrie Wilson, Sable.

    Elsewhere online, I came to know that [SIZE=-1]Albert Einstein, [/SIZE][SIZE=-1]Isaac Newton, [/SIZE][SIZE=-1]Ludwig van Beethoven, [/SIZE]Bob Dylan & Bobby Fisher were also lefties!!!

    [BOLDed MY FAVOURITES] :D

    Those infamous are Jack-the-Ripper,serial killer and Osama Bin Laden,mega killer!!!

    Now can anyone make a formidable right-handed list matchin the greatness of these exemplary men & women? From the looks of it, almost everyone famous were lefties!!! A list with just a few of them are equally worthy than the whole list of right-handers, take just Gandhi, Einstein, Da Vinci, Alexander, Napolean, Charlie Chaplin, AB, Bill Gates and they r definitely better than any list of super-men in the right-handed world! I'd vote on the fact that even a rightie will agree with me!

    Note: This list I collected in no bad intention towards our brothers, the righties. Just a vague interest which arouse @ the end of the year. Anyone with doubts can just google for the <person name> with the term <left hand*> to verify the contents, which r 99% true. The 1% I leave to the above persons themselves in case they fell it to be untrue. Please don't take it to heart, righties. After all we r all of the same species. This is also in interest of pepping up some lefties who might have been mentally put down by the society. It is true that even today, in many societies (including India) the lefties are looked upon in a negative sense, which is degrading, considering that we r of the same mud God created.

    More on the Wikipedia

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    nice info thanx :) im not a leftie btw.
     
  3. it_waaznt_me

    it_waaznt_me Coming back to life ..

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    Okay ... here are the lefties I know apart from myself ..

    Andy aka mail2and
    Mehul aka tech_your_future
    Ashish aka tuxfan

    Guess whats common ..? All are mods .. :D .. Lefties are better managers .. :p
     
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    hemant_mathur -- No Easter Eggs here --

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    Nice info .. am not a leftie though
     
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    ~Phenom~ The No.1 Stupid

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    interesting:p
    I m not a leftie though
     
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    man i m a leftie
     
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    A leftie !!! The count is 5 now...
     
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    Batty already took me name as a leftie/ I am surprised that you remember this :))

    I used to be an out and out lefty. I used to even write and eat with my left hand. My dad made me change this when I was very young. :)

    Now I eat, write and click with my right hand ;)
     
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    Tech Geek Wise Old Owl

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    big list of leftie's


    Nice info
     
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    ssdivisiongermany1933 Still in war with allies

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    Hehehe .. same here .. Courtesy of this .. I am ambidextrous .. I can do most things with both hands .. :D
     
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    actually i'm a ambidextrous.but i prefer left more.SO INCLUDE ME IN YOUR LIST.ie there are 8 now
     
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    iMav The Devil's Advocate

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    CINTEL ENTRINO Loading . . . please d'nt

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    nice info... i too am a southpaw {:D}
    __________
    so 9 now ;) :rolleyes:
     
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    I m leftie too.I have to cope with many problems like handling dental instruments(i'm a bds student).Even the dental chair is made for right handed people...!
    But then koolbluez is right regarding multitasking.i never do 1 thing at a time.Nice info.
     
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    koolbluez

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    ya.. nish_higher, me 2 do a lot of multitaskin. Bachpan mein my parents used to scold me when I used to watch TV while reading magazines/comics/textbooks while eating my dinner !!! And I'm kinda fickle. Can't stay on the same thing for long. Need breaks... go to other places, come back l8r... of course, there is another reason for it... me being a Gemini !!! So a left-handed Gemini... multitaskin, multitalented, multiinterested dude!!!
    No self-praisin here... I get lotta +ve & -ve flak from my friends about it, thinkin that I'm careless or not interested, even when I do all the things with 100% concentration on everythin @ the same time; and I can tell them everythin what they said or did without a second thought, when in fact I was doin somethin else.
     
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    who said lefties r intellegent.ambidextrous people r most intellegent.some common examples of ambidextrous geniuses r Einstein & Da Vinci
     
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    mehulved 18 Till I Die............

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    Sheesh batty, ashish I was more 'ziddi' then u'll and never gave into my parents efforts to make me right handed. And thankfully a couple of my teachers supported me.
    So, I am leftie till I die.
    Only thing I do right handed is bat while playing cricket.
     
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    mail2and Walking, since 2004.

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    I am a leftie, too. :)

    I bat right-handed, though. I hold the tennis/badminton racquet in my right hand, too.
     
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    Hey koolbluez i don't believe in astrology but i'm also a left handed gemini.
     
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