August 13, 2013 ….. Left handers day!!!

August 13, 2013 ..... Left handers day!!!


Fresh off the excitement of Middle Child’s Day, it’s time to celebrate another unappreciated segment of society: left-handed people.

Today (Aug. 13) is International Left-Handers Day, a holiday designed “to raise awareness of left-handedness and the challenges caused by living in such a right-handed world,” according to its official website.


The annual event was first celebrated in 1992, it adds.

Fifteen percent of people are left-handed, according to information cited in a 2011 BuzzFeed piece. “Males are twice as likely to be left-handed than females,” it notes.


Do left-handed people need their own holiday?

Absolutely. It’s sometimes hard out there for a lefty. If you need proof, check out this article from Mental Floss, which lists seven downsides to being left-handed.

An excerpt: “It turns out that lefties aren’t more likely to be genetically disposed to addiction, but on average they do drink more often, and in greater quantities than righties.”


Hmm. Perhaps I should go back to celebrating my left-handed readers.

Here’s something positive: “Left-handers excel particularly in tennis, baseball, swimming and fencing,” according to the holiday’s website. Some research suggests they’re also naturally better at playing video games, BuzzFeed notes.

Plus, left-handed people have definitely impacted our culture.

Indiana University offers a list of left-handed U.S. Presidents: James A. Garfield, Herbert Hoover, Harry S. Truman, Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama …. (and Horty Rexach aka Dr. Rex)!!

Calling all lefties: Tell me why you love — or hate — being left-handed.



We ALL are ONE!!!


Salute to all LEFT HANDERS!!!

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About Dr. Rex

I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

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