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For those of you who don't now, Sunday August 13th is International Left-Handers Day, so in homage to lefties everywhere, Bored Panda has compiled this list of annoying problems that all left-handers face on a daily basis.

If you're left-handed then you're probably aware that, whether you like it or not, this is a right-handed world. From scissors and desks to ring binders and ice-cream scoopers, everything seems to be designed with the righties in mind, which isn't really surprising when you realize that around 90% of the world's population is right-handed.

Still, there's a pretty impressive list of lefties crammed into that remaining 10%. Did you know that Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Aristotle and Julius Caesar were all left-handed for instance? And let's not forget Albert Einstein, Neil Armstrong, Winston Churchill, Bill Gates, and Barack Obama. And Jimi Hendrix. And Kurt Cobain. And Paul McCartney. And David Bowie, Charlie Chaplin, Robert de Niro, Angelina Jolie, Keanu Reeves, Bruce Willis, Tom Cruise, and Jon Stewart, plus a whole bunch of other people we don't have the space to write about. If we haven't made our point yet then what we're trying to say is that, although left-handed people might be in the minority, that doesn't make them any less awesome, and some of the world's most important contributions have in fact come from left-handers.

Despite this however, non-righties have had a pretty hard time throughout history. The word "left" is derived from the Anglo-Saxon word "lyft", meaning "weak", and the word "sinister" actually derives from the Latin word meaning "left". Left-handers were also thought to consort with the devil, and being left-handed was sometimes considered proof that a woman was a witch and should therefore be persecuted or even executed! Fortunately those days are long gone though, and the only things left-handers have to worry about these days are using a can opener without making a mess, and trying to write without getting ink all over the side of their hand. Scroll down to see some other problems that the modern leftie has to face. Can you relate? Then let us know in the comments below and don't forget to vote. Happy International Left-Handers Day everybody!

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As A Left Handed Person... F*ck

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    6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    This just made me think of being tall, and getting all those 'What is the weather like up there' queries from smarty pants short people.

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    6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    "Are you left handed?" and "How can you write like that?" Are sometimes a bit in the same percentages.

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    Silver Surfer Syndrome

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    6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    Again, right handers are not spared the silver (and blue, when you use a pen) surfer syndrome.

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    6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    The notebook rings problem, I'd just turn the notebook upside down, because I don't care.

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    Michel M. Prins
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    6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    And then when you say you're lefthanded, they just don't know what to say anymore

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    6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    We right handers get our pencils and pens on the side of our hands too. Yeah, no one's afe.

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    6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    Ooh you've never seen a left handed person in all your life? Do you get this surprised like this every time you see a left handed person use their left hand to write? Cause I still get grown people who are like this...

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    6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    Those are not worth buying anyway. They don't cut into hard frozen ice cream well enough. Use the scoop/dipper kind or the wide-spoon variety; I have the latter.

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    6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    For everyone who uses a drawing tablet I advice to try to make it as easy as possible. I have 4 buttons and a ring. The buttons I linked to the functions: Undo (CTRL+Z), redo (Shift+CTRL+Z), brush (B), eraser (E). And for the rocker ring I did this: Brush size increase ( [ key), brush size decrease ( ] key), zoom in (CTRL + =), zoom out (CTRL + - And now everything goes a lot more easily for me personally. Maybe this will work for you too. rm-ip-tab-...1ea14a.jpg rm-ip-tab-default-598ffc81ea14a.jpg

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    6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    I'm right handed and I'm currently scrolling with my left thumb! Just being lazy!

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    6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    I have this problem too, but I'm right handed. So, needless to say, I don't know how to properly use a can opener. I've even broken a few. :/

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    6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    Helps being a lefty on the tennis court... can be quite off putting to opponents who are more used to playing against right handers (even for other lefties!)

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    Maybe He Was Clever... Nope. Just Didn't Want To Get His Hand Dirty

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    6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    Do you poor lefties know that Jewish write and read from right to left? Think about all those poor right-handed Jews!

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    6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    As a mother of a left handed kid, I've felt the same way, trying to use her lefty scissors :)

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    6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    Me as a right-hander always thought, the designs are for the others, not for me (Because I already know whats on my mug so the design would cheerish the others). Having it on "my side" keeps confusing me a little bit...

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    6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    Is it a thing where people only lift cups with their dominant hand, I subconsciously alternate between the two

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    6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    I think the reason for this is because it would be really cool to meet someone who is ambidextrous? That's my guess anyway.

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