Shout Out to All the Lefties!

Are you a leftie, or do you know a leftie? August 13 is International Left-Handers Day!

Here are a few facts on left-handedness:

  • Approximately 10 percent of people worldwide are left-handed.
  • Someone with a left-handed parent is more likely to be left-handed.
  • Males are more likely than females to be left-handed.

If you’re reading this and you’re left-handed, go do something fun today!


Blackmore, Susan. “Why Are Some People Left-handed?” BBC Science Focus Magazine,

“Left-Handers Day: Amazing Facts About Lefties.” BBC Newsround, 13 Aug. 2022,