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Left Hand – A True Story

By Percy from the Press Gang

In honour of International Lefthanders Day, Press Gang member Percy, a proud lefthander, is here to tell us the true story of lefthandedness. 

Left handedness is an interesting story. Around 10% of humans are born left handed and some animals such as squirrels can also be left handed.

It all started with a competitive edge. Over 10,000 years ago humans started to be born left handed this was because when fighting, left handed people were rare and thus the right handed opponent was less prepared.

But when it came to collaboration left handed people had a disadvantage because tools are made to fit the majority.

50 years ago left handed people were forced to use their right hand. And so left handed people have hung on as a small and stable minority.

And that is the story of left handed people.

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