HAPPY HOLIDAY ..!!!

Discussion in 'Hangar Talk' started by Zeldman, Aug 13, 2019.

  1. Zeldman

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    I hope everyone has a party planned....today is international left handers day.

    International Left-Handers Day is a day to bring attention to the struggles which lefties face daily in a right-handed society. August 13th is observed as International Left-Handers Day.

    Attempt to use the mouse with your left hand.


    International Left-Handers Day Facts
    • 10% of people are left-handed according to a report by Scientific American.
    • Geniuses are more likely to be left-handed - 20% of the top scoring SAT takers are left-handed.
    • The Spaniard Rafael Nadal is perhaps the best Left-Handed tennis player of all time. As of 2019, he has won 18 Grand Slams. This is two tittles less than the all time record, which is owned by Roger Federer.
    • Of the last 6 Presidents, 3 were lefties .
    Lefties unite..!! We will rise up and take over the world..!!!
     
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    So what you are saying is that 80% of the smartest people in the World are right handed.... right? And i don’t see a correlation with politics and intelligence at all. Perhaps I’m not smart enough to see that.
     
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    I believe it is highlighting that the proportion of left-handed people in the general population is 10%, but the percentage of people at "genius-level" intelligence is made up of approximately 20% left-handed people. So, by that statement, left-handed people are more likely to be geniuses.
     
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    Other lefties know the struggle:

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    Celebrate responsibly.
     
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    Baply Gokliday. I'll be going back to my right hand now
     
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    Right handers forever!
     
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    Appreciate the holiday greetings! My wife and I both do!!
     
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    I hear left-handed pilots are, "different."
     
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    Hear, hear!
     
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    They are. Take that guy for example... ↓

     
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    Only left handed people are in their right mind!

    Everybody is born right handed. Only a select few overcome the handicap.

    Oh, and I have a mouse specifically made for left handed use.
     
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    Does having to use your left hand because the other one is being stupid, count? LOL
     
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    Spawn of Satan is what lefties are.
     
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    Depends on how stupid it is. :)
     
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    Can you pull the red handle in a cirri with your left hand?
     
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    Aren't lefty pilots helicopter pilots? LOL
     
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    When's ambidextrous day? :p I can eat, write, throw, shoot, drink, etc. with either hand.
     
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    I’m sure glad you ended that with “red handle”. LOL.
     
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    Occasionally it’s “airplane on a treadmill” stupid. :)
     
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    Trade it on a better model. :)
     
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    My wife has had patients do that. Ha.

    Seriously. People with chronic wounds have elective amputations and then get modern prostheses that totally change their quality of life.

    Her clinic will try like hell to save their real appendage, and has even gone to war with Docs over in their own hospital who said they couldn’t do it, and to amputate... saved one guy’s foot with great care and the bariatric chamber... but sometimes it just has to come off these days.

    Amazing it’s even an option — and a good one, for some. Pre-antibiotic days weren’t that long ago in human history.
     
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    Comes from growing up on ranch and operating heavy equipment. You’re either driving and shifting with your left hand and running hydraulics with your right... or roping a calf with your right hand and dallying with your left. What’s funny if I’m signing my name to something, if the pen is on my right, I’ll sign with my right hand. If the pen is on my left, I’ll use my left hand. I don’t even think about it.
     
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    Some things are usually determined by eye-dominance as well. I'm lefty for throwing sports like football/baseball/basketball, but shoot pool (or guns) righty due to right-eye dominance. I "prefer" my left foot in soccer if I really need to put some power on the ball, but am perfectly fine using the right foot as any decent soccer player should. I slalom ski "goofy-footed".
     
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    Well, I can fumble and drop things with either hand with equal clumsiness. So there! :raspberry:
     
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    I exhibit ambidextrousity, if that's a word. :)

    (OK, I looked it up and it's "ambidexterity" but I like mine better!)
     
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    My sister and I were the only left handed people in my family, and both of us wound up being PhDs.
     
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    And then one of you pretended you missed correlation vs causation day in undergrad? LOL.
     
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    Congrats! Don't forget to head on into a bar and get a mug of ale to celebrate. Ask for the left handed mug though, wouldn't want you guys to struggle when you drink.
     
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    I found out about eye dominance only 3-1/2 or so years ago, and I'm 55. I'm right handed everything. I hunted dove and quail with friends when I was a teenager, but I never could shoot as well as they could. Didn't know why. I would read in the sporting magazines that I needed to shoot with both eyes open, but I was terrible at it. The only way I could shoot decently (but not good) was with my left eye closed.

    Fast forward to early 2016 when I got interested in and started shooting pistols. I learned about eye dominance, and found out quickly that I am left eye dominant. That greatly surprised me. My dad probably knew nothing about eye dominance back when he taught me to shoot as a young boy. It would have made more sense for me to learn to shoot a shotgun left handed, but I'm not going to try to convert today.

    I worked with my eye dominance in learning to shoot pistols, and I can shoot with both eyes open. But I lean my head slightly to the right to make it work.
     
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    Amazing enough, the first time I ever heard of it was in a crappy movie about a military helicopter pilot (starring Nicholas Cage) called "Fire Birds". Main character was sort of a Maverick-type guy at the controls, but when put into the new Apache with the HUD over one eye he had a hard time making the transition through training because he couldn't maintain focus.
     
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    I throw right handed, but shoot a basketball left handed. Swing a baseball bat left handed, play golf right handed. Kick with right foot; I think I would dislocate my hip if I tried kicking left footed. Give me a tennis racket or ping pong paddle and I will stand there paralyzed trying to decide which hand it feels best in. I think a lot has to do how you were shown to do it the very first time.
     
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    I’m trying to figure out how you grew up in Oklahoma without shooting anything. Not even a crossbow or archery?! LOL.