August 13 is International Left-handers day. I'm married to one left-hander and the mother of another leftie.
It's estimated about 10 percent of the world's population is left-handed.
Not long ago, school teachers still "corrected" left-handed children (often by hitting their hands!) to write with their right hands. Now there are books and teaching tools designed to help foster effective left-handed writing skills.
As many tools, doors and buildings are designed for right-handers,lefties are sometimes unfairly accused of being clumsy. (Righties should try using left-handed scissors for a taste of what life is like for lefties.)
On Left-Handers Day, it's fune to see how many people you know who are left handed. Famous left-handers include Albert Einstein and Oprah Winfrey.
The Left-Handers Club is sponsoring a survey of different groups and workspaces to find out whether certain areas attract more than the customary 10 percent of left-handers.
To celebrate, the group offers Free Downloads of posters for the Day to create a personal "Lefty Zone" and raise awareness of some of the challenges and frustrations facing left-handers.
Here are links to the survey:
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