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(Reuters)   Study confirms link between being left-handed and irritable bowel disease (IBD). France Surrenders   ( divider line
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2001-07-13 08:55:28 AM  
i'm left-handed. i want to see a study that confirms a link between left handedness and k-raditis. all the left-handed people i know are k-rad.

sinister is latin for left-handed. how cool is that!
2001-07-13 08:56:49 AM  
I'm a southpaw, but I don't have IBD. I am a skinny-ass sum'bish, though, I don't it's relative to being left-handed.

This study was funded by right-handed people. It's just more proof that right-handed people are biased against us lefties.

Being a left-handed carpenter is no fun. You miss the head of a nail once and you're sure to hear "I bet if you swung with your right hand you wouldn't have that problem."
2001-07-13 09:04:17 AM  
According to the bible, all those who are left handed are evil. Doesn't that make you feel special.
2001-07-13 09:07:35 AM  
when the bible tells me i'm evil, i know i'm doing something right.

i dunno why, but ive always used the mouse with my right hand instead of my left. i'm not very good with the mouse with my left hand. the nice thing is - i can type one handed and use the mouse very easily, as well as writing while using the mouse. a few righties have gotten annoyed at me for being able to do this.

it's easier to toss change at tollbooths too.
2001-07-13 09:23:55 AM  
I'm left-handed and autistic.
2001-07-13 09:24:59 AM  
It is also good for giving the middle finger out the driver's side window.
2001-07-13 09:33:51 AM  
I, too, use the mouse with my right hand. I've used it with my left hand when I broke my wrist, and found no difference.

Question for lefties, though. When you write, where does your hand sit on the paper? I usually put mine to the left of what I'm writing. I've seen a few other lefties that curl their hand around the top and write from that direction.
2001-07-13 09:34:43 AM  
I'm left-handed and so is my wife.
2001-07-13 09:35:23 AM  
This explains why I crap my pants everytime I try to use right handed scissors in the wrong hand.
2001-07-13 09:41:56 AM  
kenh: thats how i write, curled over the top. forearm is horizontal, pen pointed in about 45 degrees from my arm. gives me a hell of a lot of control - it's how i draw too.
2001-07-13 09:42:59 AM  
actually the pen is sorta perpendicular to my arm.
2001-07-13 09:56:21 AM  
I always knew there was something shiatty about those sinister lefty's. Why don't all of you start the Leftorium?
2001-07-13 09:58:41 AM  
Is writting with your hand something people use to do before computers? That is really weird.
2001-07-13 10:01:52 AM  
Yeah. And apparently they used to "have sex" before pornography was invented, too. Weeeeeiiird.
2001-07-13 10:15:51 AM  
Goatman, that's outright blasphemy. There was nothing before pornography and you know it. Don't be putting such thoughts into kid's heads.
2001-07-13 10:23:11 AM  
Oh, and I just noticed you're from the UK. I guess I shouldn't have called that blasphemy. :P
2001-07-13 10:30:45 AM  
Blasphemy in the UK is spilling your own pint or liking the Gunners.

2001-07-13 10:39:04 AM  
Right you are on both counts. Piss on Arsenal, cheer on the Mighty Reds of Liverpool with a pint in each hand.
2001-07-13 10:40:25 AM  
I'm a lefty, too.

I write with my hand curled above the line I'm writing. However..when I play softball, or golf, or go bowling, it's all with my right hand.

Perhaps this IBD is caused by those damn teachers: *smack* USE YOUR RIGHT HAND! It's stressful being lefty.

Now where's my left-handed screwdriver??
2001-07-13 11:05:41 AM  
I'm left-handed, but then again, I was born without a right hand. If left-handed people are "sinister" or "evil", and I'm about as naturally left-handed as they come with no choice, then---

Holy Crap, I'm the Anti-christ! Thanks, FARK, for clearing that up...

I'm off to commence chaos, then....
2001-07-13 11:12:15 AM  
Nerd Fact: This point about France surrendering in this artical is kinda funny because being left-handed in France was frowned upon with much higher scrutinity than in the US just until recently. Children in France (and many other European countries) are frequently forcibly taught to use their right hand, I know this occurs here in America, but it's much more heavy handed (hehe) than it is here.

Okay, I'll shut up.
2001-07-13 11:32:44 AM  
I'm a lefty too and I must say I see some truth this. Most of my buddies think I'm "Captain Metabolism". I'm not a skinny freak, but it's not a big deal for me to pinch 5-8 times a day. I'm not talking small loads either.

Being left-handed is where it's at. Thank god I play golf right-handed (taught by a righty) though. Ever try to find left handed clubs when you need to borrow them...forgettaboutit.
2001-07-13 11:33:16 AM  
My brother in law went to Catholic school. He was left handed, but the nuns beat him to force him to only use his right hand. He favors his right hand today, but also has IBD. Maybe Catholicism, lefthandedness, and IBD have an even higher correlation than just lefthandedness and IBD.
2001-07-13 11:35:10 AM  

You figured out my submission, congrats.
2001-07-13 12:12:49 PM  
Yeah! I win!
2001-07-13 12:33:08 PM  
I'm delighted to learn that Barbra Streisand has a pretty good chance of experiencing bloating and severe abdominal pain.
2001-07-13 01:01:42 PM  
I'm left handed, but my bowl isn't irritated. It's not even alive.
2001-07-13 02:50:13 PM  
I'm left handed and use my mouse on the right, also. I think we've discovered something. Oh yeah, and I have diverticulitis for what it's worth
2001-07-13 04:00:14 PM  
Totally unrelated to this article, but related to what Goatman said about sex existing before porn. I give you "What was there before sex?" in amazing 2D.

It was posted to Fark already, and it said it was accepted, but I didn't see it, so I'll post it here just for kicks.
2001-07-13 04:10:58 PM  
The "in amazing 2D" doesn't make any sense, I know. For some reason, the movie just popped into my head at this very moment...

Night of the Day of the Dawn of the Son of the Bride of the Return of the Revenge of the Terror of the Attack of the Evil, Mutant, Alien, Flesh Eating, Hellbound, Zombified Living Dead Part 2: In Amazing 2D

or is it "in shocking 2D" ? hmm...
2001-07-13 05:47:11 PM  
Damn my left-handed ass!
2001-07-13 08:37:26 PM  
I also use the mouse in my right hand.
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