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Any other lefty's here?

Discussion in 'Open Discussion (Work-safe)' started by Cornerback6, Mar 5, 2005.

  1. Cornerback6

    Cornerback6 Optimism Lover

    Not that it really matters, but I'm always intrigued when I find out someone else is left handed considering only 13% of the population is. I have a huge family and only 3 out of 50-60 of us are lefties.

    Also, a quick fun fact...it is said that one who is left handed has twice the odds of being a genius. Interesting no?

    If you're as bored as I am right now, check out this impressive list of lefties. http://home.planet.nl/~mvdubois/lefthanders_en.html

    Michelangelo, Newton, Piccasso, Einstein, Steve Bellisari just to name a few....very interesting.


    (kidding on the Bellisari comment)
     
  2. AKAK

    AKAK If you hear the siren its already too late Staff Member Tech Admin

    So what happened to You? :wink2:

    Anyway... I'm mostly not left handed.

    I swing (Basball, Golf) "lefty" but do most other things right handed... I'm "Foot" ambidextrous... Does that count?
     
  3. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    Can you pitch? If so, can you pass for 17 or so?
     
  4. AKAK

    AKAK If you hear the siren its already too late Staff Member Tech Admin

    I've got a good Slow ball... and I jsut got my hair cut, which will get me carded for a week.
     
  5. Cornerback6

    Cornerback6 Optimism Lover

    OH, I am by no means genius, but out of the 30-some 1st cousins we have, my lefty sis and I significantly outperformed the rest academically which is odd.

    As for the other one who was left-handed (Dru)...well, we don't know what happened to him. He's 23 and would spell his own name wrong if you asked him to do it too fast. :)
     
  6. IronBuckI

    IronBuckI Calmer than you are.

    I'm left handed, as I mentioned in the things you normally wouldn't admit to thread. I also have to say that my younger sister and I have outperformed all of our cousins academically, and both of us are left handed. Thing is, our older brother and sister are both right handed, and have also outperformed all of our cousins. I think that has more to do with the combined intelligence of our parents than anything else.
     
  7. Alan

    Alan Banned

    i'm equally good either right or left....i guess i'm amphibious.....except that my left potato cup is torn so its not as good at throwing...
     
  8. Saw31

    Saw31 High Seas Rogue

    Didn't read the link, but I've always heard that lefties also have a shorter life span mostly do to accidents since the world is pretty much set up for the righties.

    Anyway, I was a switch-hitter in baseball, but that's the extent of my left-handedness except for....well, I'll leave that to the imagination. :biggrin:

    I do have a question though. Were you a good athlete? Every lefty I grew up with were very good athletes and I just wondered if that is also like the "genious" thing.
     
    Last edited: Mar 5, 2005
  9. LoKyBuckeye

    LoKyBuckeye I give up. This board is too hard to understand. Staff Member

    One of my sons will be left handed. It should be interesting when we start teaching him how to write... my wife and I are both righties.
     
  10. BuckBackHome

    BuckBackHome Wolverine is largest member of weasel family

    Left handed wife, one boy who will be a rightey and it is up in the air with our other son. My wife is glad our older son is right handed because I can teach him how to throw a ball, swing a bat, etc. Her dad taught her by telling her to do the opposite of what he was doing. Needless to say, she cannot throw a ball to save her life.
     
  11. Cornerback6

    Cornerback6 Optimism Lover

    I don't know that it has anything to do with the genius thing, but I have pretty much been an athlete my entire life. I wouldn't say I was exceptional, but I played just about everything and I excelled a bit at football (cornerback). Definitely the most athletic in my family (luckily). The other two lefties in my family happen to be the 2nd and 3rd most athletic of my generation....and it's funny because I never thought of it that way.
     
  12. Trslfan

    Trslfan Newbie

    I am a left most of the time so I dont know if I am considered a true lefty. I write with my left catch with left and bowl with my right. I am not sure if that constitutes a true lefty or not.
     
  13. NorthShoreBuck

    NorthShoreBuck True Madness Requires Significant Intelligence

    None of you are in your right mind.:)
    I couldn't resist.
     
  14. OSUsushichic

    OSUsushichic Fired up! Ready to go! Staff Member

    I'm a leftie -- oh wait, I thought you were talking about political leanings. :biggrin:

    I can't do a damn thing with my left hand.
     
  15. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    Guess that makes for a hell of a sex life :biggrin:
     

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