Since the dawn of time, left-handers have been the kind of people that stood out in the crowd because they always had a side of their hand that was covered in ink or pencil shavings. There are more than a few studies out there that have taken a deeper look at what makes someone left handed as well as what other things come with having your dominant hand be something other than the one on the right. Whether talking about sexual tendencies, to mental makeup, here are 12 of the most interesting facts about what being a left hander is all about.

Lefties Hear Differently Than Righties

Among other little differences with ears, lefties are able to better and more accurately recognize and hear sound changes that occur frequently and swiftly. Much like the reaction to fear, this mild super power when compared to righties is due to which side of the brain left handed people use.

Lefties Get Headaches More

For reasons that scientists can’t quite pinpoint, there are more instances of headaches among lefties than righties. Even worse is that southpaws are more likely to come down with migraines, the most debilitating of all the headaches.

Lefties Are Better Fighters

It’s been proven that lefties are actually better fighters, when all other things are equal, because of the fact that they see and perceive the world differently. Most people are used to thing like fists coming at them from the right, but lefties understand how to defend themselves against both hands and this makes them better in a scrap.

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