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by Kathy Wolfe Are you left-handed? Then August 13 is your day! In honor of Left Handers’ Day, Tidbits is studying up data on these special folks. • It’s estimated that about 10% of the population is left-handed. But while many are considered left-handed, very few are 100% left-handed, because they perform many tasks right-handed, such as golf or batting a ball. In contrast, the percentage of “righties” who are 100% right-handed is very high. • People are left- or right-handed due to an unequal distribution of motor skills, and handedness is determined by which hand is more dexterous when performing tasks. Lefties use the right side of their brains, and right-handers operate in the left hemisphere.


• Infants have usually developed hand preference by six months of age. Some babies show a preference for one hand while still in the womb, which can be seen by observing which hand is predominantly held close to the mouth. Ultrasounds reveal that 90% of the unborn favor their right thumb. Research suggests that premature babies and those who have experienced trauma during gestation are more likely to be left-handed. There’s also a link to mothers who are over 40 – they are 128% more likely to have a left-handed baby than a woman in her 20s. Turn the page for more!

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• Left-handedness appears to be an inherited trait. Left-handed members of the British royal family include the Queen Mother, Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Charles, and Prince William. But if both parents of a child are lefthanded, there is only a 26% chance that the child will be as well. • About 1% of the world’s adults are equally skilled with both hands and are dubbed ambidextrous. Other people are awkward with both hands and are said to be ambisinister or ambilevous. •

There is no definitive answer as to why handedness exists. Many studies have been conducted in an attempt to identify characteristics shared by left-handers. Research indicates that they have unusually good visual-spatial skills. Creativity, music, perception, emotions, and spatial awareness are controlled by the right side of the brain. This makes lefties good architects, artists, mathematicians, and musicians. Consider that Albert Einstein, Mozart, Beethoven, Leonardo da Vinci, and Henry Ford were all left-handed. Four out of the five designers of the original Macintosh computer were lefties as well.

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University studies suggest there are more lefties with an IQ over 140 than right-handed people, a list that includes Einstein, Isaac Newton, and Benjamin Franklin. A study of 100,000 students taking the SAT test revealed that 20% of the top-scoring group were lefties, twice the rate of left-handedness in the general population.

• There also seems to be a connection with athletic ability. About half of fencers are left-

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handed. Tennis greats Jimmy Connors, John McEnroe, and Rod Laver are lefties, and we can’t deny the talent of baseball southpaws Yogi Berra, Lou Gehrig, Babe Ruth, Stan Musial, Ted Williams, and Reggie Jackson.

• But all is not easy for left-handed folks. Because the left hemisphere of the brain controls speech, language, and writing, lefties controlled by the right side of the brain are more likely to be dyslexic, stutter, and have autism. They also process emotions differently than righties and are more prone to negative emotions, such as anger. In the physical realm, lefties seem to have more allergies, migraines, and insomnia. And since the right side of the brain has a lower tolerance for alcohol, lefthanded people are more likely to become alcoholics. • Being left-handed has had negative connotations for centuries. In the 17th century, lefties were thought to be witches and warlocks, and black magic is often referred to as the “left-hand path.” But Incas believed that left-handers possessed magical abilities and could perform healing. If you receive a “left-handed compliment,” it is deemed unflattering. The Bible mentions the right hand 100 times, all in a positive light, while the left hand is mentioned 25 times, all negatively. The English language even derives the word “sinister,” which means threatening or menacing, from the Latin word sinistra, which can mean either “left” or “unlucky.” • Even folklore seems to paint lefties in a bad light. If your right palm itches, legend has it that you’ll be coming into some money, but if the left one itches, you’ll be paying money out. A twitch in your right eye means you’ll soon

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CANCER (June 21-July 22): A tendency to go to extremes in order to please and amuse your admirers could backfire and upset some of your well-laid plans in the week ahead. Restrain your wilder impulses. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Don’t be derailed by the details. People will appreciate your tactfulness and thoughtfulness more than picky attention to minor details in the week ahead. Remain broadminded at all costs. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): The low road is beneath you. Take the high road this week when faced with questions of moral standards or ethics. Earn respect and help your reputation by sticking to your convictions. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Some things are cast in stone, but some are like feathers that blow away on the breeze. Anything rock solid will be impervious to pressure or unexpected changes in the week ahead. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): The trend is your friend during the upcoming week. Deep concentration helps you sort truth from fiction. You may be fascinated by mysteries or enthralled by veiled situations. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Bend into the wind. Yield to pressures from peers with good grace so you can spring back later. You might feel that principles are temporarily compromised in the week ahead. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Endless amounts of enthusiasm are at your beck and call. Put the pedal to the metal and pursue a fresh mission or project in the week ahead, but don’t upset any apple carts on the way. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You can easily earn or attain whatever you can visualize. If you want to fatten your hungry piggy bank, strive for compromise and be sure to be a team player in the week ahead. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): You can make a pledge or a promise in the week to come and will be able to faithfully fulfill it. Earn merit badges for mastering a new skill or lead others to excellence by example.

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highest-paid woman in the country, earning In keeping with this week’s left-handed theme, here are facts about some famous left-handed $300,000 a year. Grable was 20th Century Fox’s top money-maker and the most popular ladies who’ve made their mark in history. • In 1954, this lovely Swedish-born actress was box office draw in the country, and made more than 60 films over the course of her named “the most beautiful woman that ever career. Famous as having “the most beautiful lived.” Born Greta Gustafson, she achieved Hollywood fame under the name of Greta legs in Hollywood,” her legs were insured by the studio with Lloyds of London for $1 Garbo. Between 1922 and 1941, Garbo starred in 28 films, receiving four Best Actress million. She was quoted as saying, “There are two reasons why I am successful in show Oscar nominations. During the 1930s, she business and I am standing on both of them.” was one of the highest-paid women in Her famous bathing suit poster during World America. Yet at age 35, she walked away War II is included in LIFE magazine’s list of from the fame and retired to a very private life, avoiding all publicity. Garbo is frequently “100 Photos that Changed the World.” linked with the phrase “I vant to be alone,” • England’s Queen Victoria had the longest one of her lines from the 1932 movie Grand reign of any British monarch, 63 years and Hotel. And so it seemed, since she made no seven months. (Her left-handed great-greatpublic appearances and lived alone quietly in granddaughter Queen Elizabeth II has been Manhattan, never marrying, until her death on the throne over 61 years.) When Victoria at age 85. was born in 1819, she was fifth in line of succession behind her father and his three • Another left-handed American actress, Betty brothers. Her father died while she was an Grable, made her acting debut at the age infant, and following the death of her three of 12 in a 1929 film. At age 30 she was the

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be seeing a friend, while a twitching left eye denotes an enemy on the way. A ringing in your right ear says someone is praising you, while a ringing left ear means someone is cursing you. Going on a trip in the near future? An itching right foot promises a pleasant journey, but if your left foot itches, the trip is going to be a bad one.

uncles who had left no heirs, Victoria ascended the throne at age 18. She married her first cousin, Prince Albert at age 21 and the pair had nine children and 42 grandchildren. Her children were linked with so many European royal families, Victoria was nicknamed “the • Further superstitions say that if your left foot hits the floor first when you get out of grandmother of Europe.” After 21 years bed, you’ll have a bad day. And be careful at of marriage, Albert was struck down with wedding receptions! Some swear that giving a typhoid fever and died at age 42. Victoria toast with your left hand is the same as placing sank into despair and never overcame her a curse on the people you’re toasting! grief, wearing black for the remainder of her life. She was the first British monarch to live • The world seems to be built for right-handers. Power tools and machinery are generally in Buckingham Palace and the first to ride a manufactured with a leaning toward righttrain. Victoria survived eight assassination handed users. The emergency on/off switch attempts on her life during her reign. A is usually placed in a location convenient to devoted writer, she filled 122 journals during righties. Scissors and a computer mouse are her adult life. designed with the right-hander in mind. How • Leftie Olympic figure skater Dorothy Hamill many school desks are built for left-handers? got her start taking once-a-week group Pick up a coffee mug with a novelty design on lessons at age 8. Over the next several years, it, and you’ll see that the picture is placed for a Dorothy’s father spent close to $20,000 a right-handed pick-up. Those items specifically year on the expenses involved in training designed for lefties frequently cost more. On an Olympic medalist. Dorothy nabbed the the bright side, some scientists believe that gold medal at the 1976 Winter Olympics in left-handers are more independent because Innsbruck, Austria, and instantly became they’ve had to adapt to a world built largely “America’s Sweetheart,” setting a new fashion for righties. trend with her bobbed hairstyle. She is also • Four out of the seven most recent U.S. Presidents credited with the invention of a figure skating have been left-handed – Barack Obama, Bill move that became known as the “Hamill Clinton, George H.W. Bush, and Gerald Ford. Camel,” a camel spin that turns into a sit spin. Ronald Reagan was ambidextrous, but he was

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Community Events Summerland St. Stephen’s Courtyard Bistro Bring the family and spend a summer’s evening at the St Stephen’s. Courtyard Bistro on Saturday, August 17th from 6pm - 9pm. Held in the front courtyard of the St Stephen’s Church, 9311 Prairie Valley Rd, live musical entertainmentwill be provided by Jim Gillis and his band, Five’s Company; Bill Head and Band; and Rev. Rick Paulin. Dessert and refreshments will be offered for $5 per person. See you there for an enjoyable evening of music, dessert and of course, fun! Friday Night Market & Sidewalk Sale August 16 from 5pm – 9pm enjoy the weekly Farmers’ Market and Side-Walk Sale.Located downtown on Victoria & Main,stroll along and explore what local artists and businesses have to offer while taking in the sunshine. The Kiwanis Club provides a great open air movie for all to enjoy, around the corner in Memorial Park, at 8pm. Bring your chair, some popcorn and your funny-bones! Professional Bull Riding If you’ve only ever seen it on TV, now’s your chance to watch it, smell it and hear the excitement of professional bull riding. Come out to the Summerland Rodeo Grounds, just past Valley Railway station, at 5pm on Friday, August 17th. Ticket info @ (250) 307-1117 Teens & Adults $20; Kids & Srs. $10; Family $50; 80+ & 6- are FREE! Yeehah! Ride ‘em, Cowboy!

Penticton Shirley Valentine- A One Woman Performance Come and see Nicola Cavendish in her one-woman role as ‘Shirley Valentine’ –the hilarious Broadway play by Willy Russell. There are 2 performances - matinee 2pm and evening 7pm on August 17th,at the Oasis United Church, 2964 Skaha Lake Road. Penticton. Tickets are available at Dragon’s Den, 10 Front Street and Coles Books, Cherry Lane Mall; Summerland tickets are available at Indulgences 13216 Henry Aveand at the church office 9-12 weekdays. Ticket are $20 (Cash only) Challenge Penticton Welcome to Challenge Penticton, the first time a Challenge event will be held in North America and the exclusive Challenge Family race in Canada. Challenge Penticton is the race of a lifetime and the perfect way to train, compete and vacation in paradise. Join athletes from all over the world on August 25, 2013 for the 3.8 km swim, the 180 km cycle and the 42.2 km run. Wave starts allow for relay team entries, opening the long-distance triathlon experience to more athletes.Register now to join Penticton in August 2013 as the B.C. city is welcomed into the Challenge Family fold. Get all the details including registration and start times at Website:

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A: According to the Royal family website (yes, there is such a thing), the Queen still has an affinity for Corgis. The Pembroke Welsh Corgi was introduced to the Royal Family by the Queen’s father, King George VI, in 1933, when he bought a Corgi called Dookie from a local kennel. The dog proved popular with his two daughters, so a second Corgi was acquired, called Jane. The family kept two of Jane’s puppies, Crackers and Carol. For her 18th birthday, Elizabeth received a Corgi named Susan, from whom numerous successive dogs were bred. Some Corgis were mated with Dachshunds (most notably Pipkin, who belonged to Princess Margaret) to create the famed ‘Royal Dorgis’. At present, Queen Elizabeth owns three Corgis, Monty, Willow and Holly; and three Dorgis, Cider, Candy and Vulcan.


We hear the word billion tossed around a lot, but have you ever thought about how much that really is? Here’s a little perspective on this number along with some facts on those who are worth a billion. • One billion is written as 1,000,000,000 and is equal to one thousand million. So how much is that? One billion seconds is just shy of 32 years, and one billion minutes is about 1,900 years. A billion hours ago was about 114,000 years in the past. If you want to count from one to one billion, notch out 95 years to accomplish that task. If you were to travel a billion inches, you could go more than halfway around the world, about 15,783 miles (25,400 km). • Over 1.06 billion people use Facebook regularly every month, and about that same amount are viewing YouTube. •

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According to Forbes magazine, 1,426 people in the world are billionaires, with a combined net worth of $5.4 trillion. The United States has the most billionaires (442), followed by Asia-Pacific with 386 and Europe with 366. Carlos Slim Helú, a Mexican businessman, investor, and philanthropist, has been the richest man in the world since 2010. He amassed his $73 billion fortune in the fields of communication, technology, retail, and finance. Microsoft magnate Bill Gates isn’t far behind with $67 billion. • Although U.S. businessman Warren Buffett fell to the #4 spot on the billionaire list this year, he still managed to add $9.5 billion to his fortune over the course of a year. This chairman of Berkshire Hathaway was a millionaire at age 32 and a billionaire at 60. Buffett has pledge to give away 99% of his fortune to worthy causes. In the meantime, he spends 12 hours a week doing something he dearly loves – playing bridge.

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