Tuesday, September 9, 2008

i have the LRRTM1 gene

being a left hander sure make you do silly things. i went to check wikipedia about being a left hander and this is what it says:
Left-handedness is the preference for the left hand over the right for everyday activities such as writing. Most left-handed people favor their right hand for some activities, and many exhibit some degree of ambidexterity. Left-handedness is relatively uncommon; 87 percent of the adult population is right-handed. Being left-handed can be advantageous in some sports and games, although sometimes special equipment is required. Some everyday items such as scissors and other tools also have left-handed variants.

And check out the stigma of being a left hander in the old days!

In Hebrew, as well as in other ancient Semitic and Mesopotamian languages, the term "hand" was a symbol of power or custody. The left hand symbolized the power to shame society, and was used as a metaphor for misfortune, natural evil, or punishment from the gods. This metaphor survived ancient culture and was integrated into mainstream Christianity by early Catholic theologians as Ambrose of Milan[16] to modern Protestant theologians such as Karl Barth to attribute natural evil to God in explaining God's omnipotence over the universe.

Meanwhile, the English word sinister comes from the Latin word sinister, which originally meant "left" but took on meanings of "evil" or "unlucky" by the Classical Latin era. Alternatively, sinister comes from the Latin word sinus meaning "pocket": a traditional Roman toga had only one pocket, located on the left side for the convenience of a right-handed wearer. The contemporary Italian word sinistra has both meanings of sinister and left. The Spanish siniestra has both, too, although the 'left' meaning is less common and is usually expressed by izquierda, a Basque word. In Portuguese, the most common word for left-handed person, canhoto, was once used to identify the devil, and canhestro, a related word, means "clumsy".

yeah whatever, but check out these left handed people!

Albert Einstein

Benjamin Franklin

Bill Clinton

Jerry Seinfeld

Jimi Hendrix

Judy Garland

Julius Caesar

King George VI

King Louis XVI

Kurt Cobain

Leonardo da Vinci

Marilyn Monroe


Napol├łon Bonaparte

Nelson Rockefeller

Oprah Winfrey

Pablo Picasso

Paul McCartney

see! most left handed people are either creative, artistic or musically inclined and rich!

that said, its not really proven that lefties are really born this way. one theory was that lefties are easily more adaptable in the right handed world as we need to adapt using products made for the masses. thus lefties are often going against the crowd or we'll think of different ways to do and see things. hmm, though i'm seriously proud to be a leftie, this theory is true to a certain extent but it may not be applicable to ALL lefties.

international left handed dayon 13th August!

anyway lefties are cool people!!



Sharin said...

Heyhey! I'm a leftie too~ Hooray!

life-muse said...

yeah!! another cool person! :)