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Lefthanded Tips

Lefty Tips

  • To spot a lefthanded artist or painter, look for the direction of his or her shading. Most shade lines of the lefties artists go from top left to bottom right.
  • For much faster starts and more momentum off the block, it is advised that left-footed sprinters begin with their right leg back and left arm forward.

Trivia: Lefties Napoleon and Josephine

Trivia Today, March 9

Wedding Anniversary of a Famous Couple: Napoleon and Josephine

Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte and Empress Josephine (Jospehine de Beauharnais) were married today, March 9 (1796).

They are one of the most famous left-handed couples in history.



Napoleon Bonaparte

Empress Josephine

Lefty Michelangelo Buonarroti

Famous Left-handed Birthday, March 6

Michelangelo Buonarroti, Italian Renaissance Artist

Michelangelo Buonarroti, Artist

Left-handed artist Michelangelo started painting the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel for Pope Julius II. This was in 1508, and he was only 33 years old.

Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti (6 March 1475 – 18 February 1564), or Michelangelo, as he is commonly called, was an Italian Renaissance painter, sculptor, architect, poet, and engineer.

His versatility in the fields of disciplines he took up was exceedingly in high order that he is often considered with the title of the archetypal Renaissance man, that is, along with fellow Italian, Leonardo da Vinci.

Michelangelo’s output in every field was just a prolific including sketches, volume of correspondence, and reminiscences that survive, as documented. His best-known works, the Pietà and David, were sculpted before he turned thirty. He also created two of the most influential works in fresco in the history of Western art: the scenes from Genesis on the ceiling and The Last Judgment on the altar wall of the Sistine Chapel in Rome.

As an architect, Michelangelo pioneered the Mannerist style at the Laurentian Library. At the age of 74, he succeeded Antonio da Sangallo the Younger as the architect of St. Peter’s Basilica.

Scholars see proof of Michelangelo Buonarroti’s left-handedness in his depiction of Adam extending his left hand toward God on the ceiling of the Sisteine Chapel.

Image Source: Wikimedia Commons

Lefty Discrimination?

Left-handed Discrimination

Well, have you noticed that light bulbs, faucets, knobs, and bottle caps are all designed to be used by righties?  They all tighten to the right!

Lefty Tip

Clever lefties have come up with the following motto to help them remember which way to turn right-ist objects such as screws and lightbulbs: “Righy-tighty, lefty-loosey.”

Lefty Test of Left-handedness

Lefty Left-handedness Test

Give a big round of applause and notice which hand was on top? If it was your left, chances are you are a real lefty!

Lefty Trivia

Parrots Favour their Left

Parrots usually pick up objects and food with their left foot.

Lefty Trivia

Left-handedness Trivia

A right hand raised in North American language means “powerful” and “brave.” If the left hand is placed over the right, it means “burial” and “death.”

Lefties: Long-Livers

Famous Long-Lived Lefties

Lefties who lived beyond 80 years of age:

Pablo Picasso, 92
Michelangelo, 89
Charlie Chaplin, 88
Harry S. Truman, 88
Greta Garbo, 85
Benjamin Franklin, 84

Unforgettable Left-handed One

Unforgettable Lefty

While some ancient cultures considered left-handedness as a bad omen, the ancient Incas of Peru looked upon it as a harbinger of good fortune.

One of the early monarchs, Lloque Yupanqui, was known as the “Unforgettable Left-Handed One.”

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