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Famous Left Handed People

A list of famous left handed people with pictures. People with left handedness, aka "left handers", "lefties", "a lefty", or even "southpaws" have long had to deal with negative connotations within the western world. The latin word for left, "sinistra" is where we get the modern word "sinister". By contrast, "dexterity" comes from the latin word for right handed, "dexter".

Today, roughly 11% of the world's population is left handed. That number surged throughout the 20th century as adults stopped forcing left handed children to use their right hand. Left handedness has become unusually prominent within some professions.

Of the seven most recent Presidents of the United States, five were left handers. Many other world leaders are lefties as well. Generally speaking, left handed people today tend to be seen as more "right brained". A recent study showed that college educated left handers in the United States earn on average 10-15% more than their right handed equivalents.

Who are some of the most famous lefties? Take a look at this list and find out.
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    1963 More
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    1955 More
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    Al Habrosky

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    1948 More
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    Alan Funt

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    1947 More
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    1923 More
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    1471 More
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    45580 More
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    1959 More
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    1917 More
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    1923 More
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    1942 More
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    Andres Gomez

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    1962 More
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    1974 More
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    Andy Varipapa

    1891 More
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    1975 More
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    1929 More
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    1931 More
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    1932 More
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    August Piccard

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    1960 More
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    1895 More
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    1959 More

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