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Half True Half False IV

written by: thaibob
 
Here's number 4 in the Half True Half False series. These questions pertain to left-handedness and exactly half are true and half are false.

Question 1:


Globally between 10% of women and 12 percent of men are lefties.
True
False

Question 2:


September 13th is Left-Handers Day.
False
True

Question 3:


Research suggests left handers are more likely to become alcoholics, schizophrenic, and dyslexic.
True
False

Question 4:


A mother who is over 40 years old is 80% more likely to have a left handed baby than a mother in her 20s.
False
True

Question 5:


During earlier historical periods, left-handedness was seen as a nasty habit, a mark of the devil, a sign of neurosis, rebellion, criminality, and homosexuality.
True
False

Question 6:


In English, the word left comes from the Anglo-Saxon word 'lyft' which means 'weak' or 'broken'.
False
True

Question 7:


The North American Zuni tribe thought left-handers were capable of healing and that they possessed magical abilities. The Incas believed left-handedness signified good luck.
False
True

Question 8:


In many cultures the left hand is considered unclean because it is used to wipe after defecation. In Saudi Arabia "public display" or use of the left hand in public is against the law.
True
False

Question 9:


The Boston Strangler, Jack the Ripper, Osama Bin Laden, Albert Einstein, Benjamin Franklin and, Alexander the Great were lefties.
False
True

Question 10:


About 50% of rats, cats, and mice are left pawed.
False
True

Question 11:


The gene LRRTM1 has been found to play a significant role in left-handedness.
True
False

Question 12:


One in six Apollo astronauts was left handed.
True
False

Question 13:


People who are left-handed tend to draw figures that face to the left.
True
False

Question 14:


The longest English word that can be typed with just the left hand using conventional hand placement is stewardesses.
False
True

Question 15:


In Ireland there is a saying that describes an unlucky person: “He must have been baptized by a left-handed priest".
True
False

Question 16:


Research notes that on average, left-handers reach sexual maturity earlier than right-handers.
True
False

Question 17:


Researchers have found that the proportion of left-handed people to right-handed people has remained constant for over 60,000 years.
True
False

Question 18:


The right hand is mentioned positively 100 times and the left hand is mentioned positively only 25 times in the Bible.
True
False

Question 19:


According to tradition, an itchy left hand indicates you will lose money. An itchy right hand indicates you will receive money.
True
False

Question 20:


About 45 percent of expert fencers and tennis champions are lefties.
False
True

 


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