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Date: 06/17/11 03:11 PM

127 Responses to Left-Handed Facts And Statistics [Pic]

  1. Profile photo of kitten_soup
    kitten_soup Female 18-29
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    June 17, 2011 at 3:15 pm
    Link: Left-Handed Facts And Statistics - Lefties... the new Gingers?
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    uscbadfish Male 18-29
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    June 17, 2011 at 3:26 pm
    God, how I hate spiral notebooks.
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    ChrisMunich Male 18-29
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    June 17, 2011 at 3:26 pm
    Don`t diss on us lefties, we`re special ;)
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    paddy215 Male 18-29
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    June 17, 2011 at 3:28 pm
    Is that seriously what uni`s like Queens are spending their money on? Any wonder tuition fees are going up.
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    forestq Female 18-29
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    June 17, 2011 at 3:30 pm
    Hurray for us kettles! Except for the dying early part... :/
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    forestq Female 18-29
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    June 17, 2011 at 3:31 pm
    Kettles!!! Hahaha! Best. Typo. Ever! Obviously I meant lefties.
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    TheNineXXX Male 18-29
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    June 17, 2011 at 3:32 pm
    Lol - Citations needed! :)
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    bobhub600 Male 13-17
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    June 17, 2011 at 3:35 pm
    Feck off about lefties being like gingers (although there is nothing even wrong about being ginger >:( ) , You can see if someone is ginger straight off, you have to ask someone to write something to find out if they were left or right handed.
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    thebandit Male 18-29
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    June 17, 2011 at 3:40 pm
    if lefties are so smart, how come they can`t figure out how to write the other side of the paper when using a spiral notebook?
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    davymid Male 30-39
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    June 17, 2011 at 3:42 pm
    Queens University repreSENT! No, wait, that "research" is utter wank. Never mind.
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    emfab Male 30-39
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    June 17, 2011 at 3:47 pm
    If 20% of Mensa members are left handed, then the other 80% are right handed. If that`s true, aren`t righties more likely to be geniuses?
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    davymid Male 30-39
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    June 17, 2011 at 3:53 pm
    vv The bullet point immediately before that one mentioned that only 15% of the population are left handed. I`m gonna guess you`re not a member yourself...
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    punk7634 Female 18-29
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    June 17, 2011 at 3:55 pm
    If 20% of Mensa members are left handed, then the other 80% are right handed. If that`s true, aren`t righties more likely to be geniuses?

    actually, it`d make more sense to say geniuses are more likely to be left handed than the average population than whether handedness makes a difference on intelligence.
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    comestible Female 18-29
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    June 17, 2011 at 3:58 pm
    "If 20% of Mensa members are left handed, then the other 80% are right handed. If that`s true, aren`t righties more likely to be geniuses?"

    Only 15% of people are left-handed though, so if you assume that the people in MENSA are a representative sample of the geniuses in the population, then it is true.
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    WeePee Male 18-29
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    June 17, 2011 at 4:11 pm
    lefties are also more likely to be annoying.
    because you know a righty did not make this chart.
  16. Profile photo of Winter_ICE_0
    Winter_ICE_0 Male 13-17
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    June 17, 2011 at 4:13 pm
    "the new gingers?"

    Wait, what the fu.ck? How?

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    Zepher Female 18-29
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    June 17, 2011 at 4:14 pm
    hehehehe now we know why punk7634 isn`t in MENSA
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    bluemonster Female 18-29
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    June 17, 2011 at 4:20 pm
    "If both parents are left hanted, 50% of their ofspring will be left-handed. Two righties only have a 2% chance of having a lefty."

    My parents are both right-handed and all three of their children turned out to be lefties. Take that, statistics.
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    mar95789 Female 18-29
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    June 17, 2011 at 4:20 pm
    My baby is a lefty.
  20. Profile photo of LordJim
    LordJim Male 60-69
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    June 17, 2011 at 4:25 pm
    Kill them.
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    Bachi-Atari Male 18-29
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    June 17, 2011 at 4:33 pm
    Reagan was a leftie too
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    bbdesigncof Male 18-29
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    June 17, 2011 at 4:54 pm
    The second "fact" is complete poo. 20% of Mensa report being left handed which means that 80% are right handed. How does that make left handers more likely to be geniuses when an overwhelming majority are right handed?
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    Revolutioniz Male 18-29
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    June 17, 2011 at 4:55 pm
    "left-handers are more likely to be geniuses. 20% of all MENSA members report being left handed." whoever made this is drating stupid.
    100% - 20% = 80% right, 20% is not higher than 80% therefore right handers are 4 times mopre likely to be geniuses... according to this stupid stat board. i think it`s pretty much made up, no references
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    funnehkitteh Male 18-29
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    June 17, 2011 at 5:02 pm
    i call bullsh*t, i could kick a lefties ass at video games
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    Ontario Male 18-29
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    June 17, 2011 at 5:03 pm
    Im a lefty
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    AbiElectric Female 18-29
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    June 17, 2011 at 5:07 pm
    Yay Queens :)

    bbdesigncof and revolutioniz man yous are dumb, could yous not even hold your post til you`d read down the comments abit? If 10-15% of all people are left handed and 20% of people in mensa are left handed what does that tell you?
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    mystreT Male 30-39
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    June 17, 2011 at 5:12 pm
    Hardly the new gingers, you`re about 80 years behind. My grandmother was a lefty until they forced her to write "properly" in grammar school.
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    MrYouKnow Male 13-17
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    June 17, 2011 at 5:12 pm
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    deltaumarcus Male 18-29
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    June 17, 2011 at 5:13 pm
    How does this make lefties the new gingers?
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    tiedyed Male 40-49
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    June 17, 2011 at 5:14 pm
    @bluemonster... that IS interesting.... both my parents are righties, and my brother and I are both lefties. Statistics indeed! We also have things we naturally do right handed. For me, that`s scissors, mouse, bat, guitar. Pretty much everything else is left hand.
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    max5121 Male 18-29
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    June 17, 2011 at 5:20 pm
    @Revolutioniz and bbdesigncof- sorry but your math sucks.
    15% of people are left handed. 20% of all MENSA members report being left handed. that`s 5% more than there should be if MENSA was made up of the correct proportion of hands.
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    nospoons Male 18-29
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    June 17, 2011 at 5:22 pm
    Ok, just to clarify for Revolutioniz and bbdesigncof.

    Lets say hypothetically that there are 100 Mensa members in the world, which means that there would be 20 leftys and 80 rightys.

    If the population of the world were say, 10,000 there would be 1500 leftys and 8500 rightys. This means that if you are left handed you have a 20/1500 chance of being a `genius` (1.3%) and if right handed 80/8500 chance (0.9%).

    This is because a higher proportion of left handed people are geniuses, compared to how many left handed people there are.

    Also since males are twice as likely as females to be left handed, you have another bonus effect on the probability of higher intelligence.

    Also these statistics are prob b.s
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    iGamer Male 18-29
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    June 17, 2011 at 5:23 pm
    haha Mensa. . . what if you are naturally born ambidextrous?
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    max5121 Male 18-29
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    June 17, 2011 at 5:23 pm
    @tiedyed- dude, thats so weird. my parents are righties and me and my brother are lefties.
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    green_batman Female 18-29
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    June 17, 2011 at 5:33 pm
    I`m mostly a leftie, though my first grade teacher made me right with my right hand and I never managed to start writing with my left hand again. In pretty much everything else I do, though, I`m left-handed: using a fork, using scissors, archery, etc.

    Also, just for the sake of anecdoctal contrarianism, I hit puberty really early and I`m not very good at handling a lot of stimuli.
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    dragosal Male 18-29
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    June 17, 2011 at 5:36 pm
    oh god! im a lefty and a ginger! >.<
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    Djarum Male 18-29
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    June 17, 2011 at 5:39 pm
    Hate spiral note books? Is that because they`re to dumb to flip it around in the other direction, and wouldn`t that sort of go against that other statistic about them being geniuses?
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    tiedyed Male 40-49
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    June 17, 2011 at 5:42 pm
    That spiral notebook thing is stupid. If you`re writing on both sides of the pages, then left or right handed, your hand is on the spiral half the time.
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    randomxnp Male 30-39
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    June 17, 2011 at 5:43 pm
    15% of people are left handed. 20% of all MENSA members report being left handed. Left-handers more likely to be geniuses?

    Could equally mean that left-handers are more likely to be self-regarding losers.
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    green_batman Female 18-29
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    June 17, 2011 at 5:43 pm
    Heh, I guess I`m technically a ginger, too. I don`t have the bright orange hair that I usually think of as being ginger, but I`ve got a darker shade of red.
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    FaLa620 Male 30-39
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    June 17, 2011 at 5:54 pm
    This is really a crap infographic. A lot of these "stats" are way off, and as a leftie I feel like I just wasted a few minutes of my life. If you want something full of stats and entertaining writing, check out A Left Hand Turn Around the World: Chasing the Mystery and Meaning of All Things Southpaw by David Wolman. It will dispell a lot of myths, inform, enlighten, and make you laugh your butt off.
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    iLove Female 18-29
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    June 17, 2011 at 5:57 pm
    Left-handed female here...
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    tis Female 18-29
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    June 17, 2011 at 6:01 pm
    Hey genius, flip the notebook around and you get the holes on the wrong side and complaints from teachers. However, they do make notebooks specifically for lefties that are meant to be used backwards AND the holes are on the opposite side. Thems the shiiiits.
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    xiquiripat Male 18-29
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    June 17, 2011 at 6:03 pm
    My brother is one of those left handed freaks. But I`m hardly one to criticize, I`ve got plenty of my own genetic abnormalities.
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    Suicism Male 18-29
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    June 17, 2011 at 6:07 pm
    I can`t conceive of using a knife with my right hand - it seems backward to me. And I`m right-handed.

    @tiedyed - it has to do with the direction we write in. If you`re left-handed, when starting from the left page you have nothing to rest your sidepalm on. When starting from the right page, your sidepalm is automatically resting on the spiral, which is uncomfortable. If you think about it, righties definitely have the advantage here.
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    MCMXCIII Male 18-29
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    June 17, 2011 at 6:25 pm
    Last fact makes me sad for 5 secs.
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    Boredered Male 18-29
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    June 17, 2011 at 6:38 pm
    I`m only a lefty when it comes to writing
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    snorlax13 Female 18-29
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    June 17, 2011 at 6:40 pm
    dammit...I`m ginger and left handed..
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    clockwork208 Male 30-39
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    June 17, 2011 at 6:43 pm
    Yay! We have found the next thing to discriminate against!! About time too; I was getting tired of ginger jokes.

    Dumbasses.
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    mr_c_bowler Male 18-29
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    June 17, 2011 at 6:52 pm
    The spiral note book thing is totally true. THEY NEVER WORK RIGHT!
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    maggierose78 Female 18-29
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    June 17, 2011 at 6:56 pm
    What are the odds that a couple (both right handed) will have two children and both of the childre are left handed?

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    Enchilada Female 70 & Over
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    June 17, 2011 at 7:06 pm
    I`m also a ginger and left-handed. I feel cursed. :p
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    ilfg Male 18-29
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    June 17, 2011 at 7:23 pm
    I`m right handed, but I drive, eat and mouse lefty
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    whitewolf95 Female 30-39
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    June 17, 2011 at 7:50 pm
    Maggierose78, my husband and I are both righties and both our sons are lefties. Not sure the odds on that but found that interesting that supposedly only 2% chance of having a lefty.
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    DShephard Male 18-29
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    June 17, 2011 at 7:57 pm
    I lol`d at the notebook fact.
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    Steelgrid Male 30-39
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    June 17, 2011 at 8:07 pm
    Ungh, I sometimes hate being a lefty. Hell I didn`t even develop habit of using a mouse with my left hand until Starcraft came out. been that way ever since. One thing I really hate, is when I use different drawings to make 3d Models, i tend to prefer them on my left side, where my mouse is. Right side of the laptop is mess free.
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    lecter Male 40-49
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    June 17, 2011 at 8:15 pm
    Lefties are more likely to be genius, as 20% of MENSA members are lefties. A genius might point out that 80% are therefore righties???
    Is it just me?
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    Kalon Male 13-17
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    June 17, 2011 at 8:21 pm
    78% of IABers didn`t get the spiral bound notebook one.
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    epiphany101 Female 30-39
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    June 17, 2011 at 8:23 pm
    My 2 year old looks like she`s going to end up being left handed (& my hubby & I are both right handed)...I feel a bit sorry for her...

    Interestingly, my mother is also a ginger & a lefty...
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    x13purplesta Female 30-39
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    June 17, 2011 at 8:36 pm
    Read The Left Hander Syndrome by Stanley Coren.

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    _kiersten_ Female 18-29
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    June 17, 2011 at 8:40 pm
    I love being a lefty :D
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    uscbadfish Male 18-29
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    June 17, 2011 at 8:48 pm
    I don`t know if this is only for lefties, but do any of you smudge the hell out of your writing? Why can`t I write/read right to left?
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    tis Female 18-29
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    June 17, 2011 at 8:51 pm
    "My 2 year old looks like she`s going to end up being left handed (& my hubby & I are both right handed)...I feel a bit sorry for her... "

    Sorry for her?? When she ends up a super-genius, like me, you won`t feel sorry for her :)
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    IkeRay Male 18-29
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    June 17, 2011 at 9:11 pm
    "Left-handers are more likely to be geniuses - 20% of MENSA members report being left-handed"

    stopped reading there. an organization full of geniuses and only 20% are? how is that `more likely`?
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    Ryan22158 Male 18-29
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    June 17, 2011 at 9:13 pm
    I`m a left and I am a genius. Im working on the rich part currently :)
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    Llamaz Male 13-17
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    June 17, 2011 at 9:15 pm
    Ikeray:

    Derp, 15% of people are lefties and 20% of MENSA are lefties. By analyzing that, you`ll find that more of a percentage of total lefties are in MENSA.
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    davymid Male 30-39
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    June 17, 2011 at 9:27 pm
    Yeah Ikeray, as someone pointed out earlier in this thread - the statement is basically "left-handed people are more likely to be geniuses than right-handed people", not "most geniuses are left handed".

    Side-note, on MENSA. I`ve always thought that if you feel the need to pay an annual membership fee for an organisation to tell you how smart you are, then you aren`t that smart in the first place...
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    Buck176 Male 30-39
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    June 17, 2011 at 9:32 pm
    The 15% statistic is misleading. The study this is taken from didn`t count lefties who say they are ambidextrous. Most of us lefties do say we are ambidextrous because we have to learn to do things with either hand, thanks to you right handed Nazis. The split is actually closer to 60/40.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    June 17, 2011 at 9:51 pm
    What are the odds that a couple (both right handed) will have two children and both of the childre are left handed?

    If there`s exactly 2% chance of a child of two right-handed people being left-handed, the chance of it being true for two children in 1 in 2500.
  70. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
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    June 17, 2011 at 9:54 pm
    Buck176:

    Where are the concentration camps for left-handed people?

    How many have been killed so far?

    How has all of this been kept so totally secret?

    Or are you just talking crap?

    I`m going for the talking crap explanation.
  71. Profile photo of addler
    addler Male 13-17
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    June 17, 2011 at 10:26 pm
    Angilion, there are few things worse in the world than right handed nazis.

    One of those things is internet nazi-troll hybrids.

    Please return to your hole.
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    DrProfessor Male 18-29
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    June 17, 2011 at 10:38 pm
    ...why would lefties be the new gingers?

    F*ck that noise. I will destroy you with my left handed sorcery.
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    DrProfessor Male 18-29
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    June 17, 2011 at 10:41 pm
    Side note: All the goddamn times I pulled my hand up from note-taking, smeared with graphite and gouged with spiral notebook-imprint.

    Fie on your right-handed world. Fie on`t.
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    M_Archer Male 18-29
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    June 17, 2011 at 10:43 pm
    The right-handed people living longer is true.

    Lefties get killed using dangerous things designed to be operated by right-handed people.

    Best advice for lefties (and righties, for that matter) is to teach yourself to be ambidextrous. Dvorak keyboard layout for right-hand or left-hand might help.
  75. Profile photo of RobSwindol
    RobSwindol Male 30-39
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    June 17, 2011 at 10:56 pm
    "If both parents are left handed, 50% of the offspring will be left handed."

    WRONG

    If both parents are left handed, all of their children will be left handed. Left handed is the recessive gene, just like blond hair or blue eyes. This means that a person who is left handed must have two left handed genes. And two left handed adults have no right handed genese to pass down, therefore all of their kids will be naturally left handed.
  76. Profile photo of Panicdevil
    Panicdevil Female 13-17
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    June 17, 2011 at 11:00 pm
    .....Is it sad that I`m a left handed ginger? What are the chances of that...
  77. Profile photo of davymid
    davymid Male 30-39
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    June 17, 2011 at 11:10 pm
    .....Is it sad that I`m a left handed ginger? What are the chances of that...
    Given the recent embarrassing riots in Canada over a goddam hockey game, just thank your lucky stars that that you`re not a left-handed ginger Canadia...

    *checks profile*

    Sorry, I just remembered... that I have to go to... a thing. Anywaysnicechatting!

    *bolts out the front door*
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    todayistodie Male 18-29
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    June 17, 2011 at 11:15 pm
    if 20 percent of mensa are left handed... wouldnt the other 80 be right handed? making them more likely to be geniuses?
  79. Profile photo of DrProfessor
    DrProfessor Male 18-29
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    June 17, 2011 at 11:18 pm
    ....and the award for using only over-simplified high school biology knowledge goes to... ROB! ROB SWINDOL, come on down!
  80. Profile photo of davymid
    davymid Male 30-39
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    June 17, 2011 at 11:22 pm
    if 20 percent of mensa are left handed... wouldnt the other 80 be right handed? making them more likely to be geniuses?
    For the first time in my life, I`m actually considering cutting myself. And I`m not even emo.
  81. Profile photo of Zagger
    Zagger Male 30-39
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    June 17, 2011 at 11:26 pm
    There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.

    I`m not saying left-handed people are less worth than than right-handed people, or the other way around. Just saying one always have to be critical about these kind of statistics.
  82. Profile photo of srximus
    srximus Male 30-39
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    June 17, 2011 at 11:29 pm
    Heh, heh...statistics at its worst...

    "Left-handers are more likely to be geniuses...20% of MENSA members are left handed..."

    Soooo... 80% are right handed? Is that a majority? Overwhelming majority?

    If 15% of general popuation is left handed we have rather large error margin given low procentage of data (comparing to the population of the world). In MENSA we have HUGE percantage of data because all members answer this questions. So there is no proof that it is advantage to be left handed.
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    deadpopstar Female 18-29
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    June 18, 2011 at 12:00 am
    I really want someone to buy me a left handed notebook -.-
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    leeann591 Female 18-29
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    June 18, 2011 at 12:57 am
    "if 20 percent of mensa are left handed... wouldnt the other 80 be right handed? making them more likely to be geniuses?"

    I think this statistic has to do with ratio...obviously if there are more right-handed people then there would be more right-handed geniuses...but there probably is a higher ratio of left-handed geniuses within the left-handed population then there are within the right-handed population.
  85. Profile photo of Student_Law
    Student_Law Male 30-39
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    June 18, 2011 at 2:18 am
    I am a leftie, so is most of my closest family, actually. In the old days, people used to believe that left handed people had a direct connection with Satan. Originally the word "sinister" (evil) meant "left" - in Italy they still say "sinistra" - meaning left.

    P.S. If you found that right handed people have an 80 per cent higher ratio of becoming Mensa members.. well, you`re not Mensa material, i guess. On "the other hand" being able to see stick figures and circles in relation to each other within a certain time, and by that have a high "IQ" have never impressed me... :-p
  86. Profile photo of Veneni
    Veneni Male 13-17
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    June 18, 2011 at 2:26 am
    @srximus: Wth are you talking about:
    "If 15% of general popuation is left handed we have rather large error margin given low procentage of data"
    How do you know that? They could have asked millions of people.

    It`s easy people. If 15% of all people is left handed, a random group of people would alse be 15% left handed. Mensa is not random, it`s smart people. And they report having more, 20%, lefties than average, 15%, so left handed people are smarter (on average).
  87. Profile photo of ruthless1990
    ruthless1990 Female 18-29
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    June 18, 2011 at 2:29 am
    yey being left-handed!
    also i do hate those stupid note books
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    MikeyNiv Male 18-29
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    June 18, 2011 at 2:44 am
    I`ve always thought that you could be left-handed at video games, but have never seen a controller with the buttons and thumbsticks swapped. Is everyone just the same at that (or they just have to deal with it)
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    bloodyclown Male 18-29
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    June 18, 2011 at 2:54 am
    Dr. Nick? lol "HI everybody!"
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    emmettyville Female 40-49
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    June 18, 2011 at 2:55 am
    I have 2 left handed children. both parents are right handed, whats the odds on that?
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    Tiredofnicks Male 30-39
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    June 18, 2011 at 3:50 am
    emmettyville: one in 0.02x0.02, ie. one in 0.0004 or 0,04%.
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    epiphany101 Female 30-39
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    June 18, 2011 at 4:05 am
    "My 2 year old looks like she`s going to end up being left handed (& my hubby & I are both right handed)...I feel a bit sorry for her... "

    "Sorry for her?? When she ends up a super-genius, like me, you won`t feel sorry for her :)"

    I should have clarified (instead of just sounding like a nasty mum or something)...I feel sorry for her because the world is geared up for right handed people. And if I go by my mother`s complaining, it can be pretty annoying trying to deal with right handed can openers, scissors & (dare I say it) spiral notebooks. She`s already showing signs of being quite clever - especially at maths & music.
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    cocacola311 Female 30-39
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    June 18, 2011 at 4:55 am
    My Husband is left handed and it looked like our first child was going to be left handed as well. He didn`t want that cause of all the trouble he went through...so I reprogrammed her. Everytime I saw her use her left hand I would put whatever she had in her right hand...musta worked cause she is not left handed.
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    tommy2X4 Male 50-59
    3447 posts
    June 18, 2011 at 4:57 am
    Not being able to drag&drop on iab su cks.Twiiter my as s
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    Cajun247 Male 18-29
    10732 posts
    June 18, 2011 at 5:41 am
    Uhh... Southpaws FTW?
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    danthew Male 18-29
    2122 posts
    June 18, 2011 at 6:26 am
    What`s wrong with spiral notebooks? I love them.
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    Klamz Male 18-29
    689 posts
    June 18, 2011 at 7:21 am
    So, if their are 45 million lefties in the US and 12 million alcoholics in the US and lefties are 3 times more likely to be alcoholics that`s 3m to 9m, therefore dividing 45m lefties by 9m alchies 1 in 5 lefties is an alcoholic.

    I personally know 7 lefties.... I wonder who it is, let the search begin!
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    paddy215 Male 18-29
    1677 posts
    June 18, 2011 at 7:24 am
    The statistic trying to say that left handed people are smarter on average is a load of bollocks, it doesn`t mean they`re smarter, it just means theres a higher percentage of them that need their cleverness validated by joining an organisation like Mensa. Paying a subscription so you can brag about being smart, now that is genius.
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    ZigyStardust Male 18-29
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    June 18, 2011 at 8:04 am
    for the second last one, why didn`t they just say `of the last 4 presidents`? wouldn`t that have sounded more impressive?
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    Rawrg Male 18-29
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    June 18, 2011 at 8:16 am
    I think the lower lifespan has to do with tools and such being designed for the more predominant right handers, leading to a higher degree of accidents. I could be wrong though.
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    thebandit Male 18-29
    362 posts
    June 18, 2011 at 8:58 am
    this thread made me lose hope for humanity... all because a few people cant understand how statistics work
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    diylobotomy Male 18-29
    1832 posts
    June 18, 2011 at 10:28 am
    the new gingers? really? drat you.
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    thehitcher Male 18-29
    237 posts
    June 18, 2011 at 11:34 am
    yeah im lefty for the most part but ive had to adapt to certain right handed things. baseball gloves scissors etc. it really is a right handed world
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    Anger Male 18-29
    218 posts
    June 18, 2011 at 12:02 pm
    fcking hate spiral notebooks
    tearing the paper out is a ridiculous endeavor
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    Klamz Male 18-29
    689 posts
    June 18, 2011 at 12:13 pm
    Flip it horizontally and start from the back.
    ...Yeah, these lefties are real geniuses.
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    whyme73 Male 18-29
    469 posts
    June 18, 2011 at 1:06 pm
    left handers are more likely to be geniuses. Even though it`s 20% of geniuses.
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    abby0315 Female 30-39
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    June 18, 2011 at 1:11 pm
    Both my parents are left-handed, yet my siblings and I were born right-handed. There are four of us.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    June 18, 2011 at 2:07 pm
    Right e o!
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    lauriloo Female 40-49
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    June 18, 2011 at 2:34 pm
    "left handers are more likely to be geniuses. Even though it`s 20% of geniuses."

    If left handers were equally likely to be geniuses, then only 15% of geniuses would be left-handed (the same % as the general public). Since 20% of geniuses are lefties, that makes them slightly more likely to be geniuses.
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    Elegy Male 13-17
    155 posts
    June 18, 2011 at 4:23 pm
    20% of all MENSA member reported being left-handed... what about that other 80%?
    contradicting post.
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    stell Female 40-49
    65 posts
    June 18, 2011 at 5:49 pm
    Elegy. If 15% of general pop. is left handed, it would follow that 15% of Mensa memebers should left handed. But since 20% are left handed, that means they are more likley to be geniuses.
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    stell Female 40-49
    65 posts
    June 18, 2011 at 5:54 pm
    Left handed people are good in math, etc. because their right side of th brain is more developed. Since most IQ tests are designed to favour people who are good at math, lefties score better at classic IQ tests. Doesn`t mean they`re likley to be more intelligent, just likely to be better in math.
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    mrbear10 Female 13-17
    136 posts
    June 18, 2011 at 6:34 pm
    i can testify to the spiral notebook thing, it really sucks.
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    Yap71 Male 30-39
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    June 18, 2011 at 8:33 pm
    I`m left handed and I`m pretty good at video games AND use my right hand for the mouse.
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    Aedran Female 18-29
    295 posts
    June 18, 2011 at 8:55 pm
    Stell, not necessarily. It just means a greater proportion of left handers are geniuses. Fact is 80% of MENSA members are right handed. Just because there is one variation doesn`t make it a causation.
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    dude21292 Male 18-29
    62 posts
    June 19, 2011 at 1:07 am
    "statistics mean nothing to the individual"
    Dr. Cox in Scrubs

    I have never credited my skills in video games to my sinister style, i thought i was good because i have no life. We get alot of hazing at times, like many years ago in kindergarten when my teacher would notice that my left hand was over my heart during "the pledge of alligence" and would force me to switch hands. Out of my entire family i am the only one who is lefty. There seems to be no shortage of people who mock my writing style.
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    Tekas Male 18-29
    147 posts
    June 19, 2011 at 1:10 am
    I thought every children started naturally left handed, only changing because of parents pressure? Well, at least that`s what happened to me.

    I am right handed, but do Ok using the left hand to common tasks such as using the computer mouse with the left hand, knife on the left hand etc; except writing.
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    lukas1051 Male 18-29
    3426 posts
    June 19, 2011 at 3:19 am
    I was quite liking this post until the last fact. D`aaaaaaw.
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    Sinclair Male 30-39
    269 posts
    June 19, 2011 at 10:45 am
    I don`t get the Mensa quote: the other 80% are right handed, so how does that show lefties in a positive light? I`m one, btw, and another fact I once heard is that the majority of people wipe themselves in the washroom with their left hand. is this true I-A-B ?
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    ivansed Male 18-29
    2 posts
    June 19, 2011 at 11:41 am
    I guess you have to be lefty to get that one :-) If it were that 50% of all people are left-handed than 20% is low number, but because only 15% of all people are left-handed 20% in MENSA is a lot.
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    liberalirony Male 18-29
    196 posts
    June 19, 2011 at 1:21 pm
    I just use the spiral notebook upside down, problem solved
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    JustDani Female 18-29
    409 posts
    June 19, 2011 at 1:41 pm
    Aww the last one is sad! *lefty*
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    freddyferret Male 40-49
    11741 posts
    June 19, 2011 at 8:00 pm
    I`m a lefty (mostly). I do a lot right handed too. I used to be ambidextrous, but when I was in school they made me pick one (jerks) and I went left.
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    EgalM Male 30-39
    1707 posts
    June 20, 2011 at 11:04 am
    I was forced into using my right hand in school, I didn`t figure this out till I was in my late teens. I found that anything I tried to learn I had an easier time with my left than my right.

    They just shoved whatever into my right hand and said you have to do it this way. Probably why I have such horrible writing, been doing wrong all this time.
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    Jasperz Male 18-29
    17 posts
    June 21, 2011 at 7:43 am
    i don`t get the 2nd bit, am i being stupid or does that mean that the other 80% are right handed, meaning that more geniuses are right handed
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    TheiaRenown Female 18-29
    426 posts
    June 23, 2011 at 7:32 am
    Woot I`m a left chick, I`m a rare card apparently lol

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