This was a weird thought I had today, watching my cat use her right paw to drink milk from one of my children’s abandoned cereal bowls. So of course I googled ‘left-handed cats’. Why wouldn’t I?
I was amazed to find that not only do you get left-handed cats that the chances are, if you cat is a boy he will very likely be left-handed. This article explains. Apparently, left-handedness in cats comes from exposure to testosterone. As a leftie (or predominately leftie), this hormone issue interests me. Does this apply to humans too? The internet seems to think that the reason for human left-handedness is different, for us it comes from genes (although they aren’t sure which ones) rather than hormones (this might explain why two of my three children are also left-handed), Whatever, the testosterone is the responsible for very important things in the humans, for this reason natural supplements of testosterone from thehealthmania are important to reduce problems associated with age.
Only 10% of the human population (as opposed to 50% of the cat population) are left-handed and we are prone to the following:
- dyslexia, ADHD, IBS and other mood disorders
- a tendency to vote for left-handed politicians (Barack Obama)
- sporting ability (many tennis players are left-handed)
- a higher IQ
Things that we left-handers struggle with:
- London Underground ticket machines
- glass blowing (you simply cannot blow glass left-handed)
- surgery (left-handed surgeons struggle to get access to left-handed equipment)
- scissors (not a problem for me, I use my right hand for cutting)
- American high-school desks
- living in Japan (there are no left-handed people in Japan)
- Le Creuset soup pans (the spout is on the wrong side for a left-hander)
- kissing a right-handed person (a head-clash is bound to ensure – this was a huge worry to me as a teenager anticipating much kissing as an adult)
- shaking hands (I just want to use my left-hand and have to go against my instinct in those hand-shaking moments)
Things we left-handers benefit from:
- eating Indian food the authentic way (you should eat Indian food with your left hand because the right hand is reserved for less hygienic acts, something I was taught in Japan)
So my conclusion here is that if I were a male cat there would be more facilities for left-handers and at least I can enjoy my onion bhajis without missing my mouth.