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• 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.


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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. 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 lefthanded. 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

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THANKS A BILLION! 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. • 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. • Brazilian mining and oil magnate Eike Batista still ranked #7 on the billionaires’ list, even though his wealth dropped by $19.4 billion this past year. How much is that? About $50 million a day! • Twenty-nine of the 1,426 billionaires are under 40 years old, including Facebook cofounder Mark Zuckerberg. This Harvard dropout’s wealth is estimated at $13.3 billion. But the 29-year-old is not the world’s youngest billionaire. That honor belongs to his former Harvard roommate and Facebook co-founder

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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 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. •

Further superstitions say that if your left foot hits the floor first when you get out of bed, you’ll have a bad day. And be careful at wedding receptions! Some swear that giving a toast with your left hand is the same as placing a curse on the people you’re toasting!

• The world seems to be built for right-handers. Power tools and machinery are generally manufactured with a leaning toward righthanded users. The emergency on/off switch is usually placed in a location convenient to righties. Scissors and a computer mouse are designed with the right-hander in mind. How many school desks are built for left-handers? Pick up a coffee mug with a novelty design on it, and you’ll see that the picture is placed for a right-handed pick-up. Those items specifically designed for lefties frequently cost more. On the bright side, some scientists believe that left-handers are more independent because they’ve had to adapt to a world built largely for righties. •

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Gerald Ford. Ronald Reagan was ambidextrous, but he was not the first president with this characteristic. The 20th president, James Garfield, was not only ambidextrous, he frequently entertained his friends by writing Greek with his left hand while writing Latin with his right.

• There is one community in America where everyone is left-handed. Left Hand, West Virginia, population 390, can legitimately call all its residents “Left Handers.”

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“BOARDWALK EMPIRE: THE COMPLETE THIRD SEASON”: In this round of the acclaimed HBO drama series, which counts Martin Scorsese and Mark Wahlberg among its executive producers, Nucky Thompson (Steve Buscemi) is Atlantic City’s ruling Depression-era mobster. Someone else wants in on his turf: Gyp Rosetti (Bobby Cannavale), a dangerously spontaneous rival whose actions eventually turn the streets of the city red. Continuing cast members also include Kelly Macdonald and Michael Shannon. DVD extras: four “making-of ” documentaries, including “Scorsese on Season 3”; audio commentary by cast and crew. *** “THE GOOD WIFE: THE FOURTH SEASON”: Suffice it to say there’s a whopper of a development at the end of this round of the CBS series, enough to ensure that any fan is eagerly awaiting the start of Season 5. Here, much attention is on Peter’s (Chris Noth) bid for a political rebirth with his run for governor, while Alicia (Julianna Margulies) gets a job promotion and is asked to keep an eye on others who may be planning to leave and start their own law firm. Michael J. Fox, Matthew Perry and Carrie Preston are among the guest stars who return. *** “NOVA: MANHUNT - BOSTON BOMBERS”: The investigative science that went into tracking down the perpetrators of April’s tragedy at the finish line of the Boston Marathon is examined in this episode of the PBS series. Reporter-producer Miles O’Brien traces the timeline of the pursuit, including the period when the entire city of Boston was on virtual lockdown, and the role that social media played in keeping the public alerted and locating the suspects. ***

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SMS Komatsu presents Smoke, Fire and Thunder August 24-25, 2013 One of the most exciting events of the racing season hits Mission Raceway Park, August 2425. Sponsored by SMS Komatsu, “Smoke Fire and Thunder” is an event like no other and it has proven to be one of the most family friendly events of the year. The event has five different feature classes to entertain the fans Saturday afternoon and “Saturday night under the lights” then all day Sunday. Jet Cars, Wheelstanders, Nitro Harleys, Pro Street, the NW Outlaws and the Canada West Doorslammers will all wow the fans both Saturday and Sunday. Fire breathing Jet Cars will rip down the 1/4 mile in excess of 275 and approaching 300 mph. in just over 5 seconds. There will be two Jet Funny Cars and two Jet Dragsters. Darrin Bay’s Warped Speed team with have the Black Rat Dragster, the Incinerator Dragsters and the Warped Speed Funny Car. Derek Snelson will have the War Hawk Funny car in attendance. Then if that was not enough two of the most popular Exhibition Wheelstanders with also excite the crowd. Ed the “Outlaw” Jones will bring the Jelly Belly Stagecoach to Mission alongside his sidekick Rick Marcum in the “One Night Stand” Chevy Pick-up. The Flames and sparks with fly with both cars racing down the 1/4 mile at close to 100 mph on their rear wheels. The ever popular Nitro Harleys will also be ripping down the 1/4 mile at speeds over 200 mph in six seconds. The Canadian Pro Street Association, the Canada West Doorslammers and the NW Outlaws round out the show for the final feature race of the year at Mission Raceway.

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