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19 facts to know about left-handers

Photos Logo Photos | Slide 1 of 19: Famous Left handed people in action - American business magnate, philanthropist, investor, computer programmer, and inventor Bill Gates, King of Clay Rafael Nadal and Hollywood actor Keanu Reeves.

Centuries ago, left-handedness was believed to be something to be kept under wraps, associated with all things evil, but research in recent times has proven that lefties are as adept as their right-handed counterparts. As the world celebrates International Left Handers' Day on Aug. 13, let's take a look at some fun and interesting facts about left-handed people.

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