For the left handed....


Vanni Fucci
#31
Quote: Originally Posted by Wetcoast40

Vanni, I see no point in being members of Mensa. They keep coming to us for advice.

Yeah...but they do it secretly, and then take credit for our ideas...the world needs to know from whence this genius derives...
 
Vanni Fucci
#32
Quote: Originally Posted by Bubble

what's mensa?

Mensa is a club for geniuses...

or is that geniui?

 
Wetcoast40
#33
Quote: Originally Posted by Bubble

i know some lefties that i'd coud't call perfect

Well said by a righthanded English major.
 
Bubble
#34
I can speak french too and i understand spanish! My IQ is 115 and im only in grade 8 (smartest kid in my class too!)
 
Bubble
#35
i suck in la class by the way
 
Bubble
#36
i suck in L.A class by the way
 
Bubble
#37
i suck in L.A class by the way
 
Twila
#38
Quote:

the lefties are the mirror image of the righ handed people

Crap, now the righties are calling us memorex versions of real people! j/k lol
 
Vanni Fucci
#39
Quote: Originally Posted by Bubble

i suck in L.A class by the way

Yeah...we get that...and we forgive you... :P
 
Bubble
#40
lol. i meant the disapeared twins from when they were feduses. i always seem to screw up my blogs!
 
Bubble
#41
Quote: Originally Posted by Vanni Fucci

Quote: Originally Posted by Bubble

i suck in L.A class by the way

Yeah...we get that...and we forgive you... :P

where is Eighth Circle, Seventh Bolgia?
 
Bubble
#42
Got to go do the dishes! Adios mes amigos!
 
Vanni Fucci
#43
Quote: Originally Posted by Bubble

Quote: Originally Posted by Vanni Fucci

Quote: Originally Posted by Bubble

i suck in L.A class by the way

Yeah...we get that...and we forgive you... :P

where is Eighth Circle, Seventh Bolgia?

Hell
 
peapod
#44
bubble...podifer likes you I think you will be my new bud, that is if you will have me :P
 
jimmoyer
#45
"...I think we should all become Mensa members, and drive out the righties with our quirkiness..." -- VANNI


LOL !!!

Heh heh...

I'm holdin' "quirky" right here.

Hooo boy !!!

LOL !!
 
gopher
#46
I'm left-handed (see my avatar). Played baseball and softball for many years in the sandlots of Brooklyn and my nickname to this day is "Lefty".
 
Wetcoast40
#47
Quote: Originally Posted by gopher

I'm left-handed (see my avatar). Played baseball and softball for many years in the sandlots of Brooklyn and my nickname to this day is "Lefty".

The saddest day in my 'Kiddom' was when my dad bought me a baseball glove for the wrong hand. That was nearly 60 years ago and I still haven't forgotten. I wonder if us 'lefties' can hold a grudge longer than 'righties'?
 
Twila
#48
My dad use to try and make things easier for me. He'd want me to angle my paper the "left" way. I can't write that way. I slant my paper just like a righty wood.
 
Wetcoast40
#49
My Dad was an artist and let me develop whichever way worked best. In my case, I slanted the paper NE to SW and luckily, no misguided teacher every tried to change me.
When I got to University, the Right-Hand-Only desks caused me all kinds of discomfort. So much for enlightened higher education.
 
Twila
#50
Any artistic talent in you, Wetcoast? They say lefties are more apt to be artistic
 
Wetcoast40
#51
Nope, skipped a generation. My younger son is an artist. His elder brother is (sigh) an engineer.
 
SECONDGEN
#52
Quote: Originally Posted by Wetcoast40

Quote: Originally Posted by gopher

I'm left-handed (see my avatar). Played baseball and softball for many years in the sandlots of Brooklyn and my nickname to this day is "Lefty".

The saddest day in my 'Kiddom' was when my dad bought me a baseball glove for the wrong hand. That was nearly 60 years ago and I still haven't forgotten. I wonder if us 'lefties' can hold a grudge longer than 'righties'?

The ex is a leftie, sadest day for him was when his car was broke into and his ball glove stolen, what were the chances a leftie got ahold of it??
Sad yet funny.
 
Twila
#53
Quote:

The ex is a leftie, sadest day for him was when his car was broke into and his ball glove stolen, what were the chances a leftie got ahold of it??
Sad yet funny.

Chances are it was a junky who stole it and was probably beyond confused as to why the glove didn't fit his hand....
 
Wetcoast40
#54
It's a well know fact that there are no left-handed junkies!
 
Andygal
#55
I'm weird. I write with my right hand, but I like to throw and kick balls with my left side. Anybody else that's weird like me?
 
Vanni Fucci
#56
Quote: Originally Posted by Andygal

I'm weird. I write with my right hand, but I like to throw and kick balls with my left side. Anybody else that's weird like me?

 
Vanni Fucci
#57
I'm left handed in everything I do...except work a mouse...I can't seem to do it left handed...
 
Andygal
#58
what I meant was I throw with my left hand and kick with my left foot.

So yeah.....that came out wrong I guess.
 
Wetcoast40
#59
Quote: Originally Posted by Andygal

what I meant was I throw with my left hand and kick with my left foot.

So yeah.....that came out wrong I guess.

There are lots of us "cross-over" types. Lefthandedness isn't predictable or standard. I write, throw and kick lefthanded. I swing a golf club or baseball bat and operate a mouse righthanded. The one thing common with all of us lefties is that we are more ambidexterous than others simply because we have to be. It is a righthanded world.
 
peapod
#60
More lefty news :P

Left-handed people may be better equipped for close range mortal combat than those who rely on their right hands, according to researchers.

Charlotte Faurie and Michel Raymond of the University of Montpellier in France examined the number of left-handed people in unindustrialised cultures as well as the homicide levels within each culture.

They discovered a correlation between levels of violence and the proportion of the left-handed population the more violent a culture, the higher the relative proportion of left-handers. The cause for this, the researchers suggest, is that left-handers are more likely to survive hand-to-hand combat.

The news could provide comfort for those who routinely struggle with right-handed scissors and can-openers, but some experts are unconvinced by the link.

Left-handed people are more prone to some health problems, suggesting the trait ought to disappear naturally over many generations through natural selection. But left-handers continue to make up a small proportion of the human population, hinting there could also be some evolutionary advantage to being left-handed.

And the ratio of left-handers to right-handers is higher in successful sportspeople than it is in the general population, suggesting there is definite advantage to favouring the left hand or foot in competitive games, such as tennis.

Homicidal tendencies
"Because of the advantage in sports we thought there could be a similar advantage in fights," Faurie told New Scientist. The theory is that right-handed competitors are less accustomed to facing left-handers, making them a more difficult proposition.

Faurie and Raymond studied several unindustrialised societies with varying rates of homicide, using their own fieldwork and ethnographic literature. They excluded industrialised cultures due to a lack of data and because, they argue, use of firearms is unaffected by handedness.

At one end of the scale, their sample included the Dioula of Burkina Faso, where just 3.4% of the population is left-handed and there are only 0.013 murders per 1000 inhabitants each year. At the other end of their sample spectrum, they studied records of the Eipo of Indonesia, where 27% of the population is left-handed and the homicide rate is considerably greater - three murders per 1000 people each year.

The strong correlation between the proportion of left-handers and the number of homicides in each culture suggests that left-handers are more likely to survive a fight, they say. "It could be one of the reasons left-handedness has survived," Faurie says. "Though there may be other reasons too."

Brain differences
Daniel Nettle, an expert in human evolutionary history at the University of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, UK, is intrigued. "The results quite surprised me," he says. "But I can't think of any reason why they might be an artefact [of the study design], so it looks like an interesting finding."

However, Chris McManus at University College London, who has researched handedness, is more sceptical about the link. "I'm far from convinced," he told New Scientist. "I don't think it is anything as simple as this."

McManus says the sample data is too small provide firm evidence of a connection between handedness and fighting prowess and says data from western societies should also have been included.

He believes the success of left-handers may be largely due to differences in the brain. "It may be that sometimes their brains assemble themselves in combinations that work better for certain tasks," he says.

Journal reference: Proceedings of the Royal Society B (DOI: 10.1098/rspb/2004/2926)

Stay calm everyone Do as I say and no one will get hurt I'm left handed
 

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