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Famous Left Handed People

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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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  3. Al Habrosky is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Left Handed People

    Al Habrosky

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  5. Alan Funt is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Left Handed People

    Alan Funt

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  14. Andres Gomez is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Left Handed People

    Andres Gomez

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  17. Andy Varipapa is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Left Handed People

    Andy Varipapa Died at 93 (1891-1984)

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  22. August Piccard is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Left Handed People

    August Piccard

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  33. Bet Bowen is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Left Handed People

    Bet Bowen

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  50. Died at 70 (1944-2014)

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