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Number of Left-handed People

How many left-handed people are there?

682 million.

In his book “A left-handed History of the World”, the author Ed Wright points out that left-handedness is a characteristic of about 10% of the world population, which equals approximately 682 million people. Men are more likely to be left-handed than women (12% against 8%). Some famous lefties: Alexander the Great, Joan of Arc, Michelangelo, Isaac Newton and Beethoven.

This fact is verified on : June 1, 2010.





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