International Left-Handers’ Day / International Wolf Day

International Left-Handers’ Day

August 13

On average, 12% of the world is left-handed, 87% right handed, and 1% ambidextrous. The brain is cross wired, meaning the right side controls the left side of the body and vice versa. Hence the well-known saying ‘only left-handed people are in their right minds’. The right-hand side of the brain is thought to coordinate the left side of the body and control tasks to do with the arts and creativity. Scientist have found that left-handedness runs in families, but not as much as other traits like height or intelligence. Even twins with identical genes, can sometimes have different dominant hands. Ancient Romans are to thank for the placement of your wedding bling. They believed that a “lover’s vein” connected the fourth finger on the left hand to the heart.

International Wolf Day

August 13

According to, Wolves are the largest members of the dog family and live in packs of up to 20. A single wolf can be up to 5 feet in length, stand 3 feet tall and weigh as much as 130 pounds. The strongest male and female pairing lead the pack and are known as ‘alphas’ and are the only couple to mate. A wolf’s howl is a method of communication that is the loudest when in harmony with others. A single wolf howl can be heard up to 6 miles.  A single wolf can travel up to 125 miles in 24 hours.

Today’s Birthdays of Note….

Alfred Hitchcock – Movie Producer – Passed at age 80 – born in London, England

Annie Oakley – Sharpshooter and Performer – passed at age 66 – born in Willow, Ohio


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