Maine – The Southpaw Capital Of America
This is the week we celebrate Lefthanders as Monday was International Lefthanders Day. Did you know that Maine has more of them than the rest of the country?
International Lefthanders Day celebrates those who have been nicknamed 'southpaw' and who make up about 10 to 13-percent of the world's population.
According to data based on Gilbert and Wysocki studies, Maine makes up about 13.7-percent of lefties in America. That even tops Deleware at 13.5-percent and Massachusettes at 13.2 - percent.
Nationwide, lefthanded people make up about 11.5 - percent of the population. Of that percentage, 13 - percent are men and 9.6 - percent are women.
How about you? Are you a southpaw or a northpaw?