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We’re celebrating Left Hander’s Day! According to Scientific American, 15% of people are left-handed and males are twice as likely to be left-handed than females. A study found left-handed men are, on average, 15% richer than right-handed men for those who attended college and 26% richer if they graduated. Left-handers are more likely to be geniuses – 20% of all MENSA members report being left-handed. Did you know that 4 of the 5 original designers of the Mac computer were left-handed? Yet only 50% of lefties report using a computer mouse with their left hands. Similarily, 68% use their right hand for scissors and 74% hold a dinner knife in their right hands. Of the last 5 presidents, 3 are left-handed (Obama, Clinton, Bush Sr.). Other presidents that were lefties are Gerald Ford, Abraham Lincoln, Harry S. Truman, and James Garfield. Famous lefties are Hugh Jackman, Bruce Willis, Julia Roberts, Angelina Jolie, Dennis Quaid, Tom Cruise, Richard Dreyfuss, Paul McCartney, Phil Collins, and Oprah Winfrey. Many artists were too: Leonardo da Vinci, Rembrandt, and Vincent Van Gogh. How many lefties do you know?