Monday, August 13, is a great day to be a lefty; it's annual Left Handers Day. Only 10 percent of the world is left-handed, so lefties should feel pretty special today.

To my fellow southpaws out there, keep holding those scissors weird. Be proud to have pencil lead and pen ink on the side of your hand.

Don’t be ashamed to bump elbows with people at the dinner table. No can opener is going to tell you who to be. We will survive.

Left Handers Day was launched in 1992 by the Left Handers club in the United Kingdom, and it's the one day out of the year set aside to celebrate the roughly 10 percent of people who are left-handed.

Scientists haven't been able to find a definitive reason for why some people are left-handed, but it is believed to be genetic. In 2013, researchers identified a network of genes that might be related to left-handedness in humans.

Throughout history, left-handedness was used to single people out for being unclean or even witches. Satan was sometimes described as being a lefty, according to

So rejoice lefties, today is your day! Go out and celebrate! Buy yourself some left-handed scissors, make a right-handed friend buy you a drink, or maybe consider signing up to be a part of the Left Handers Club.


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