World Day of left-handers (left-handers)
World Day of left-handers (left-handers, left-handers) was first celebrated on Aug. 13, 1992 at the initiative of the British club left-handed, established in 1990.
On this day, lefties all over the world have sought to attract the attention of producers of goods to the need to take into account their convenience, arrange various activities and competitions. However, the main concern of the Club lefties UK is that in many schools across the country children with left-handers are still seeking to retrain to the letter with his right hand, which causes psychological stress and lowers the progress of pupils. Of course, similar problems occur not only in Britain but also in Ukraine and other countries.
Aims of the day lefties are listed on the official site:
* Raise awareness about left-handedness and the challenges posed by life in a right-handed world.
* Teach designers and manufacturers to adapt to the convenience and security left-handers in the design of new products and buildings.
* Welcome the power and advantages that have left-handed, and dispel the many prejudices and fictions that surround left-handers in many cultures for hundreds of years and which still today create bias.
* To provide the most possible list of appliances and equipment specifically designed for use by left-handed, to facilitate their daily business; vnositity positive changes in their lives.
Enhance the study of various aspects of left-handed.
In Kievan Rus to the left-treated suspiciously. They were even forbidden to testify in court. It was thought that the lefty was the devil himself. And in Soviet schools of small left-handers used to retrain a mandatory basis. Psychologists say that all these people have a strong character and a strong creative potential.
According to statistics, about 10 percent of the population - left-handed. Handers had and still have a lot of famous personalities. Here are some:
Musicians and composers: Ludwig van Beethoven, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Niccolo Paganini, Robert Schumann, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Jimi Hendrix (Jimi Hendrix, right-handed), Robert Plant (Robert Plant, lead singer "Led Zeppelin", now playing guitar in a right-handed technique) Tom Araya (Tom Araya, vocalist and bass of "Slayer", although it plays a right-handed technique), Dave Lombardo (Dave Lombardo, drummer of the band "Slayer", playing right-handed technique), Bob Dylan (Bob Dylan, playing guitar right-handed technique), Robert Fripp (Robert Fripp, "King Crimson", playing the guitar at the right-handed technique), Ian Wallace ("King Crimson"), Tony Iommi ("Black Sabbath"), David Bowie (David Bowie, playing guitar a right-handed technique), Kurt Cobain (Kurt Cobain), Phil Collins (Phil Collins), Paul McCartney (Paul McCartney, played on a drum in right-handed technique, everything else makes the left), Ringo Starr (Ringo Starr, right-handed technique in playing the drums and guitar), Gerry Moore (Gary Moore, playing the guitar right-handed technique), Ian Paice (Ian Paice, "Deep Purple"), Gregor McIntosh ("Paradise Lost"), Mark Knopfler (Mark Knopfler, "Dire Straits", plays right-handed technique), Ricky Martin (Ricky Martin), Chris Rea (Chris Rea, playing the guitar at the right-handed technique), Celine Dion, George Michael, Slava Vakarchuk (group Okean Elzy ").
Writers: Friedrich Nietzsche (Friedrich Nietzsche), Franz Kafka, Lewis Carroll, Samuel Beckett, HG Wells (HG Wells), Mark Twain, Leo Tolstoy, Nikolai Leskov, who wrote in the XIX century, the famous tale of Lefty that shod flea.
Artists: Albrecht Durer, Leonardo da Vinci, Hans Holbein, Escher (MC Escher), Buanaroti Michelangelo, Raphael.
Politicians and royals: Ramses II, Benjamin Franklin, Queen Elizabeth, Napoleon, Winston Churchill, Julius Caesar, Joan of Arc, Peter I, Jim Carrey, George HW Bush, Bill Clinton, Queen Victoria, Prince William, Fidel Castro ( wrote, if you have not died before the time you view this page, right), Pol Pot, Adolph Hitler.
Actors and actresses: Julia Roberts, Tom Cruise, Robert De Niro, Brad Pitt, Keanu Reeves, Mickey Rourke (writes right), Sylvester Stallone, Nicole Kidman, Angelina Jolie, Bruce Willis, Marilyn Monroe, Charlie Chaplin, Greta Garbo, Whoopi Goldberg Sarah Jessica Parker, Demi Moore, Julianne Moore.
Directed by: already mentioned above, Charlie Chaplin, James Cameron, Ridley Scott.
Other famous people: Aristotle, Newton, Bill Gates, Diego Maradona, Airton Senna, Osama bin Laden, Jack the Ripper (Jack the Ripper).