Thursday, June 23, 2011

More Left-hander's Triva

The ancient Greeks were positive toward port-siders. Their word for left was "aristera", meaning "the best". This is where we get the word aristocrat.

Animated lefties

bart simpson from The Simpsons
SpongeBob from SpongeBob SquarePants
Gromit from Wallace and Gromit

The percentage of left-handed people is pretty constant around the world, but there are some regional variations. Dorothy Bishop, a scientist well known for her work on language and handedness, reported that 17 to 22 percent of the kwakiutl Indians of British Columbia were left- handed. This is the highest number she was aware of in any group.

Happy Birthday Bruce Campbell (6/22)

1 comment:

Jeff King said...

Awesome info... I love the Greeks