Left handers

25 Cool Things Made Especially for Lefties

It’s not just scissors that left-handers have problems with

Left-handed people have it a little bit harder in this world than their right-handed counterparts. No matter what you do, it seems that everything has been set up to make day-to-day tasks just that much more difficult for the left-handed population, which accounts for 10 percent of the Americans.

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Everything seems to be harder for left-handers, even the most basic daily activities, which the fortunate right-handed majority doesn’t even think about. Any detail of their day could be rendered incredibly uncomfortable or challenging just because they’re forced to use less well-controlled hand. Slicing bread, swiping into the subway, opening doors, taking notes in a meeting, writing on a whiteboard, scrolling through emails, preparing dinner, and opening a bottle of wine are all infinitely more challenging, because everything has been invented for right-handers.

Thankfully, there are plenty of people out there who have noticed that there’s a gap in the market for specialized left-handed equipment, and left-handers couldn’t be any more grateful. Finally, left-handers are able to peel a potato without slicing their knuckles off, use a ring binder without having to contort their bodies, and play a simple game of cards without having to oddly shuffle the deck, revealing the secret cards to other players. For 25 special, cool things made for lefties, click here.

Hannah Hoskins and Carolyn Menyes contributed to this report.