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Last Updated ( Thursday, 30 December 2010 )
 
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August 13th every year is celebrated as the world’s International Left Hander’s Day. Here are the famous personalities who are left hander’s. The top of the list is Barack Obama and my favorite Scarlet Johansson is also a left hander.

1. Barack Obama
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The world celebrates the International Left-Hander’s Day on August 13. Barack Obama is probably the most famous left-hander in the USA.

2. Marilyn Monroe
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International Left-Hander’s Day was started by a US group in 1976 and is marked with informal events around the world. Marilyn Monroe was a left-hander too.

3. Tom Cruise
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There have been negative connotations that are associated with left-handedness throughout history in many different cultures. According to the Collins Dictionary, left-handed has come to mean awkward or clumsy, and an insult or put-down is known as a left-handed compliment.

4. Angelina Jolie
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In ancient Rome, the word meaning left was sinister, highlighting the less than positive associations the condition has. The Italian words for left and left-handed are mancino and mancini, which translate to defective and deceitful.

5. Demi Moore
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Lefties in the United States are called southpaws, wrong-way drivers and portsides. The German­ word for left is link, which means awkward. The word for right is recht, which means true, good and just.

6. Milla Jovovich
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In Japan­, there was a time when a wife being left-handed was grounds for a divorce. Today the prejudice against lefties has lessened.

7. Scarlett Johansson
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As Wikipedia notes, being a left-hander living in a right-handed world is inconvenient. The design and placement of everyday objects such as ticket dispensers in underground stations, door handles, hot water taps, can openers, pens chained down in banks and post offices, ringbound notebooks and even the printing on promotional pens is created for right-handers.

8. Robert De Niro
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Lefties often struggle to use equipment or utensils designed for righties, giving rise to a thriving industry of stuff for lefties. For example­, lefties who are serious about playing golf or the guitar have to get specially designed clubs and instruments.

9. Mickey Rourke
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Left-handedness is the preference for the left hand over the right for everyday activities such as writing. Seven to ten percent of the adult population is left-handed

10. Amitabh Bachchan
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11. Sachin Tendulkar
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Users' Comments (6) RSS feed comment
Posted by Bobs, on 30-10-2011 10:38, , Guest
Hekcvua good job. I sure appreciate it.
 

Posted by Kavya, on 16-02-2011 23:51, , Guest
Nadal is left handed too!!!! :)
 

Posted by Cindy A, on 01-01-2011 22:51, , Guest
yeeee haaaa, finally a day for us lefties...it's about time we got recognized....
 

Posted by Waqas Waheed, on 01-01-2011 19:59, , Guest
A great legend WASEEM AKRAM is missing in that list. must include that person
 

Posted by abc, on 01-01-2011 11:37, , Guest
Happy 2011!! 
BTW I din't knew Amitabh was left handed!!!
 

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