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TORRANCE, CA - JUNE 4: Comedian Jay Leno signs copies of his children's book "If Roast Beef Could Fly" on June 4, 2004 at Borders Books in Torrance, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/Getty Images)

Did you celebrate Left-Handers Day on Sunday? We’re guessing Jay Leno did. In case you missed it, give the lefties in your life a pat on the back. Left-handed people only make up about ten percent of the world’s population. For some reason, I’m always surrounded by lefties at work. And that holds true on the morning show. Mason and Andrew are both lefties, and I’ve rubbed elbows or nudged elbows with both guys during meals if I’ve taken the wrong seat.

So this Left-Handers Day came about to raise awareness about the difficulties lefties face (i.e. can openers and scissors). It’s also a day to celebrate how cool it is to be left-handed and what makes these southpaws unique, beyond just their dexterity.

  1. Four out of the past 8 presidents’ have been lefties, so lefties love to lead.
  2. Mother’s who are over the age of 40 are 128 percent more likely to give birth to a lefty than women in their 20s. I’ll let you know which hand Evelyn Jade ends up using.
  3. They say left-handed people are creative because they’re better at divergent thinking, which is a fancy way of saying they come up with brilliant ideas.
  4. Left-handers might school you in any sports that involve two opponents facing each other, like tennis, boxing and baseball.
  5. Lefties scare more easily. So hold your lefties hand, the left one, the next time you watch a scary movie together.
  6. Lefties end up being 26 percent richer than righties.

A shout out to all the South Paws! We love you!… Boo!!!

~Roxanne Wilder