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2013-08-13 23:25:28

Celebrate International Left-Handers' Day with Fun and Games at thelefthandstore.com and at Lefty's Stores - Left-Handers Around the World Have Their Day, August 13. Thelefthandstore.com is holding two contests on their Facebook site. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) August 13, 2013 Thelefthandstore.com is holding two contests on their Facebook site. On August 13, from 9AM to 8PM Pacific Time, they will post a left-handed trivia question every hour. The first person to answer correctly...

2013-05-21 23:25:08

Lefty's San Francisco teamed with left-handed high school students to introduce young lefties to the facts about being left-handed, and to teach them survival skills for coping with a right-handed world. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) May 21, 2013 Lefty's San Francisco teamed with left-handed high school students to introduce young lefties to the facts about being left-handed, and to teach them survival skills for coping with a right-handed world. Exchange students Zulfiya Urunova from...

Marsupials Handedness Depends On Gender
2013-03-06 10:50:43

BioMed Central Boys are right-handed, girls are left...Well at least this is true for sugar gliders (Petaurus breviceps) and grey short-tailed opossums (Monodelphis domestica), finds an article in BioMed Central's open access journal BMC Evolutionary Biology, and shows that handedness in marsupials is dependent on gender. This preference of one hand over another has developed despite the absence of a corpus collosum, the part of the brain which in placental mammals allows one half of the...

2012-10-25 04:00:24

What do Dracula and King Kong have in common with zombies, witches, and devils throughout the history of folklore? They're left-handed! From the ghoulish Count in the 1931 film Dracula, to the giant ape who knocked out T. Rex with his left hook in the 1933 film King Kong, the history of movies is loaded with terrifying lefties. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) October 24, 2012 What do Dracula and King Kong have in common with zombies, witches, and devils throughout the history of folklore? They're...

2012-09-19 16:31:02

Some athletes may improve their performance under pressure simply by squeezing a ball or clenching their left hand before competition to activate certain parts of the brain, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association. In three experiments with experienced soccer players, judo experts and badminton players, researchers in Germany tested the athletes' skills during practice and then in stressful competitions before a large crowd or video camera....

2012-04-25 21:30:21

Sports data help confirm theory explaining left-handed minority in general population Lefties have always been a bit of a puzzle. Representing only 10 percent of the general human population, left-handers have been viewed with suspicion and persecuted across history. The word "sinister" even derives from "left or left-hand." Two Northwestern University researchers now report that a high degree of cooperation, not something odd or sinister, plays a key role in the rarity of...

2012-02-22 15:00:00

A new study from Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit finds a strong correlation between brain dominance and the ear used to listen to a cell phone, with more than 70 percent of participants holding their cell phone up to the ear on the same side as their dominant hand. Detroit, Michigan (PRWEB) February 22, 2012 DETROIT - If you´re a left brain thinker, chances are you use your right hand to hold your cell phone up to your right ear, according to a new study from Henry Ford Hospital in...

2012-02-15 10:31:21

We like to think of ourselves as rational creatures, absorbing information, weighing it carefully, and making thoughtful decisions. But, as it turns out, we´re kidding ourselves. Over the past few decades, scientists have shown there are many different internal and external factors influencing how we think, feel, communicate, and make decisions at any given moment. One particularly powerful influence may be our own bodies, according to new research reviewed in the December issue of...

2012-01-25 08:00:00

With Valentine's Day around the corner, those in the market for a Valentine should look for a lefty. Lefties tend to have looks, brains, creativity and empathy - very important qualities in a lover. The lefthandstore.com shows how lefties are more romantic, and make better Valentines. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) January 25, 2012 Anyone in the market for a Valentine should look for a lefty. Lefties tend to have looks, brains, creativity and empathy - very important qualities in a lover....


Word of the Day
tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.