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Tuesday, May 4th, 2010
2:31 pm - Another lefty world champion...

jamjar_girl

Check this out:

http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/05/04/2889588.htm

current mood: impressed

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Friday, September 25th, 2009
1:40 pm - One for the guys!

jamjar_girl

This news story is certainly offbeat!

From ABC News Online:

New undies have left-hand angle to their dangle

Posted 3 hours 51 minutes ago

A British store is launching a range of underpants for left-handed men, an innovation it says will save them both time and embarrassment in front of the porcelain.

The new range, by UK-based Hom, will have a horizontal opening instead of a vertical slit accessed from the right-hand side, breaking a tradition that has lasted for 75 years.

Almost 10 per cent of British men are believed to be left handed, but men's Y-fronted underpants have traditionally had a right-handed opening from the time they were invented in 1935.

-Reuters

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Saturday, September 5th, 2009
9:09 am - Famous lefties

jamjar_girl
Hugh Jackman and Fernando Verdasco - two of my favourite, well-known lefties!
Yours?

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Thursday, August 13th, 2009
1:20 pm - The 13th...

jamjar_girl

Happy International Left-Hander's Day, everyone!

(...interesting that it's celebrated on the 13th of a month!).


current mood: amused

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Friday, May 8th, 2009
5:26 pm - Forced righties...

jamjar_girl
A few days ago a good friend of mine told me she'd only just found out she was actually left-handed but was forced by parents, and school, to use her right hand.
She had no conscious knowledge of this (she's in her 50s) until her brother told her in the course of a recent conversation. He remembered her being forced to change hands when she started school.
She now believes this is probably the reason why she's so uncoordinated and clumsy (her own assessment).
Just as a matter of interest, her handwriting is quite neat and legible.

I wonder how many more natural lefties there are who've been forced to change but were too young at the time to carry this memory into adulthood (or have blocked it out of their conscious mind)?

current mood: thoughtful

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Friday, December 5th, 2008
7:44 am

jamjar_girl
From "The Left-Hander's Calendar 2008" -

"Everyone is born left-handed. You turn right-handed when you commit your first sin."

-Sign on Norman Schwarzkopf's desk

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Wednesday, November 5th, 2008
12:48 am - elections and handedness

fairygurl11
I meant to type this a few days ago when I first came upon this information, but then the internet conked out and I forgot once it came back.

apparently, both presidential candidates from this go round, John McCain and Barack Obama are left handed! woo!

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Monday, September 15th, 2008
4:28 am - Repressed lefty?

i_i_i_stutter
Hi, all,

I know this is, no doubt, a very strange question, even bordering on "stupid", but here goes:

Is it possible for someone to be born left-handed and be forced to use the right hand during childhood to such a degree that the person would not remember being left-handed and switch completely to right-handedness?

If anyone here was forced to use right hand during childhood, did the right hand take over completely or is it awkward even in adulthood to use the right hand for writing, eating, etc.?

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Wednesday, August 13th, 2008
12:13 pm - International day for southpaws

jamjar_girl
Happy Left-Handers' Day, everyone!

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Saturday, April 19th, 2008
2:37 pm - Perception Study

khendrix85
 
Left-handed people are currently WAAYY under represented so far..... responses will help immensely!!

I'm currently enrolled in psychology 436 perception, and for my final project, I am doing a correlational study on the perception of the 'spinning girl illusion' and hand dominance. I need as many participants as possible. Hundreds, hopefully. Please view the link below, then answer the 5 questions below.


http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/b...lak8/2007b.gif


1. gender:

2. age:

3. Are you left-handed or right-handed?

4. Did you initially see the girl spinning clockwise (standing on her left leg & spinning right) or counterclockwise (standing on her right leg & spinning left)?

5. Were you able to see her spinning in the opposite direction?
-If so, approximately how much time passed before you were able to see the change?

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Saturday, March 29th, 2008
12:17 pm - A famous lefty

darkspectre
I don't know if this has been mentioned before;

But, Chris Carter (creator of the TV show The X-Files) is a lefty. I don't have picture proof, but having just met him on Wednesday, you guys are going to have to go with my word of mouth. :)

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Monday, November 26th, 2007
8:24 pm - Newbie- and troubling scientific studies

tahinaz
Hi, everyone!
I'm new here and, of course, I'm left-handed. In fact, I've been left-handed since the day I was born and began sucking my left thumb. However, I'm the only one in my family with this trait.

Anyway, that's just a little background info. The real reason I'm here (and perhaps it's been covered in previous posts,) is that I'm troubled by all the news I've been reading about left-handed people. According to reputable studies covered by such sources as National Geographic, left-handed people either have a certain gene--which also makes us more prone to mental illnesses like schizophrenia--or we were brain damaged in the womb. Since, like I said, no one else in my family is left-handed, by default I would fall in that second group. In that case, something terrible evidently happened to my brain before I was born and it's had to heal and improvise and rewire itself into something resembling a functional mind. That explanation makes me angry beyond belief, but that's what studies say. -And as if it can't get any better, studies also say that left-handed people are more likely to develop breast cancer, have shorter life spans, and are generally 'less healthy.' Again, these aren't my words; they're the findings of so-called scientific studies.

Surely something as simple as handedness can't have such weighty causes and effects! How can this be? I'd like to say I don't believe it, but it's hard to disregard what the scientific community accepts as proven fact. (Sometimes I wonder...is that why I often have my head in the clouds? Could something be wrong with me?)

Please...I'm dying to know what this community thinks of all this!

(Also, I can follow up with links to articles, if need be.)

current mood: confused

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Sunday, September 23rd, 2007
1:02 am - Attn: Anyone who watches Mythbusters

unfthmblelmr
This question is open to all those who frequently watch Mythbusters on Discovery Channel.

I'm not sure about this, but it seems that there's a left-hander on the Mythbusters team 'cause during one of those "write-on-the-blue-paper-with-silver-marker" myth-introduction parts, one of those hands writing was shown to be a LEFT one.

My best friend didn't think it was Grant Imahara or Kari Byron... and we suspect Adam or Jamie. Tori's somewhere in the middle.

But more importantly, anyone knows: WHO IS THE MYSTERY LEFT-HANDED MYTHBUSTER?

Thanks!

current mood: awake

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Thursday, August 16th, 2007
9:23 am

deadache139
Hello fellow-lefties!

I found this community on international left-handers day, or whatever it was called. I'm the only lefty in my family. Here's a funny thing--my mom apologized to me recently, she said she was convinced that it was her fault I was left-handed (from handing me my fork at the left side when I was a baby). It amused me, because I rather like being left-handed.

"The left side of the brain controls the right side of the body; the right side of the brain controls the right side of the body.
Left-handers are in their right mind; Right-handers are in what's left of theirs."

With that, I'm off!
Jane

current mood: chipper

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Monday, August 13th, 2007
10:01 am - unite and stuff

_everything_is
happy lefthander's day!

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Tuesday, August 7th, 2007
8:56 pm

tsunekipanda
Just wondering: How many people in your family (excluding yourself that is) are left-handed?

current mood: curious

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Sunday, August 5th, 2007
1:40 am - Since this place is pretty stagant...

cabaretnight
Hi, I'm new to this community, and I'm proud to say that I'm a leftie!

I was reading past entries on this comm, and I am curious. My right-eye is lazy (I tend to look at things with my left eye by tilting my face to the right), but my dominant eye is my right eye(I did the dominant eye test).

So what does that make me, exactly?

current mood: good

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Wednesday, August 1st, 2007
1:40 pm - Gene for Left-Handed Trait Discovered

violet_tigress1
Shiny.

Why is it always about symmetry?

current mood: blah

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Wednesday, July 4th, 2007
7:47 pm - symbols

polaroidahoid
hi i was wondering if anyone knew any cool symbols for being lefty? i want to get a left handed inspired tattoo and all i can think of is a silohette or outline of a left hand, or the word lefty..does anyone have any ideas, or know of any symbols..when i search all i get is stuff about being a satanist haha

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Friday, June 8th, 2007
5:38 pm - Mirror writing

jamjar_girl
It's been a while since I've posted here but I just wanted to ask a question:
Who else on this community can easily read, and write, mirror writing?

I've always been able to do it and thought most people could, but I've recently discovered (through my family) that it's not that easy for most people. The rest of my family are righties, by the way.

So, are lefties really better at mirror writing and reading? Or is that just a myth? Let me know :)

current mood: curious

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