58Famous left-handed intellectuals include Albert Einstein, Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin, and Benjamin FranklinMany sources claim that left-handers may die as many as nine years earlier than right-handers.
The word left in English comes from the Anglo-Saxon word lyft, which means weak or broken.
Left-handedness is twice as common in twins than in the general population.
Phrases in English suggest a negative view of left-handedness. For example, a “left-handed complement” is actually an insult. A “left-handed marriage” is not a marriage but an adulterous sexual liaison, as in a “left-handed honeymoon with someone else’s husband.” A “left-handed wife” is actually a mistress.
Famous left-handed intellectuals include Albert Einstein, Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin, and Benjamin Franklin.