Left-handed high fives all around, it's a great day to be a lefty!

Only 10 percent of the world is left handed, so that's makes lefties pretty unique!

If you're a lefty and you know it raise your hand! 

Sunday, August 13 marks the annual Left Handers Day. It’s the one 24-hour period set aside each year to celebrate just us left-handed people, but it's alright righties you can join in on the fun too. 

We’ve had to overcome a lot through the years: smudged hands while trying to write, fumbling around with scissors more suitable for our right-handed friends and repeatedly bumping your hand while trying to write in a binder.

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Now there are some big benefits to being a lefty though!

For one, left-handers typically excel in certain sports like baseball, tennis, and fencing. Researchers have even found evidence linking left-handedness and intellectual creativity and for some reason lefties adjust easier to seeing underwater. 

And even though left-handed people make up just 10 percent of the world’s population, there have been more than a handful of famous lefties making their mark on history.

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In fact, five of the last eight US presidents were lefties (Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush, Ronald Reagan and Gerald Ford all were part of the lef-handed club). According to LeftHandersDay.com, one in four Apollo astronauts were left-handed, an astronomical 250% more lefties than the normal level of probability for the group. 

So rejoice lefties, Aug. 13 is your day! 

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