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15 Struggles With Everyday Objects Lefties Know Only Too Well

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Although they are not considered children of the antichrist anymore, lefties still have it difficult in today’s world. According to some estimations, only 10% of the planet’s population is left-handed, and that is why their needs are often forgotten when designing products.

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According to CNN, scientists haven’t been able to determine why some people are born left-handed, but psychologists that in one-quarter of the cases it is down to genetic predispositions. Although being left-handed tends to run in the family, this happens far less than with the other inherited traits.

The harsh reality is, most objects we encounter in everyday life have been designed with right-handed people in mind. These are fifteen objects southpaws either can’t use at all, or not to the full extent.

1. Watches

Wearing a watch is not impossible, but it’s not as easy as it is for right-handed people as watches with the crown on the left are rare.

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2. Car cup holders

Cup holders in cars are pretty useless except in Commonwealth countries since they’re on the right-hand side. There are some cars that have cup holders in the door, however – perfect for left-handed drivers.

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3. Notebooks

Spiral-bound notebooks are completely useless for the left-handed, except for ones who enjoy discomfort.

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4. Mugs

Mugs with graphics are fun, but lefties will never really get the joy of seeing them – unfortunately, they get the dull and blank side.

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5. Highlighting

Highlighting becomes a guessing game, as whether the reader is highlighting the intended phrase or the sentence above it is completely down to luck.

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6. Ladles

Using a ladle with a spout is completely useless. Because it’s on the wrong side, a disaster and spilled soup is always on the cards.
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7. Can openers

Because can openers are going backwards, they will most likely never work for a leftie. The good news is, this is another reason to say goodbye to canned goods and start eating healthy.

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8. Measuring cups

Measuring liquids is almost impossible since holding the measuring cup using the left hand will usually end up showing the metric lines. 1:0 to the Europeans.

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9. Sports

Left-handed baseball lovers always have trouble as there are rarely enough lefty gloves in most schools, while using a right-handed one is completely pointless.

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10. Zippers

Zipping up your jacket may take you a couple of tries because you end up using your weaker hand to close the jacket.

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11. Joysticks

Video games may be a huge challenge for southpaws because the shooting keys on the controller are on the right side.

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12. Belts

If people often come up to you and tell you that you’re wearing your belt upside-down, you know you are left-handed.

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13. School desks

If you are a leftie sitting behind this kind of desk, you will know that your literally have to twist your entire body just to be able to write.

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14. Pens and pencils

Usually, your hands will end up looking like a fancy painting that you have to look at to really understand what’s going on.

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15. Knives

The edge on a serrated knife is always on the wrong side if you are left-handed.

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