This is what we know: Approximately 1 to 2% of the world has red hair, so we'll just make that 1.5%. Approximately 8 to 9% of the world has blue eyes, so we'll just make that 8.5%. Approximately 10% of the world is left-handed.
Then, is it rare to be a lefty?
Lefties represent only 10 percent of the world's population, yet they've been such a fascination for so long that study after study has been conducted on what makes them so unique. But while we now know that lefties are normal folks, history wasn't always so kind to our left-handed friends.
Also Know, what are the odds of being a lefty?
In fact, about 1 in 10 people are left-handed, according to the latest research. Also, left-handedness tends to be more common in men than in women. Being a lefty is also a family affair. A Scientific American Mind article states that two-right handed parents have a 9.5 percent chance of having a left-handed child.
Is left handed or ambidextrous more rare?
Yes, it's very rare to be ambidextrous. While 10 percent of the population is left-handed, only about 1 percent are truly able to alternate between both hands.
Why is it rare to be left handed?
A new study suggests lefties are rare because of the balance between cooperation and competition in human evolution. The findings come thanks to some data from the sports world. Representing only 10 percent of the general human population, left-handers have been viewed with suspicion and persecuted across history.