Left-Handed Librarians

I noticed
something interesting in class today.  Glancing around, I realised
that quite a few of my classmates were left-handed.  Doing a quick
count of the ones I could see from where I was sitting (and not
counting the 5-6 who were typing on laptops), I came up with 6/24
people as left-handed (25%).  Lefties make up 10% of the general
population so this is quite abormal (see, I'm not as hopeless at stats
as I think.) 

Lefties are traditionally known for for their creativity and leadership
qualities (although not their aptitude for librarianship
apparently.)  On the other hand, there's a strong body of evidence
that “left-handedness is caused by minor brain damage
at birth” and that they tend to die earlier than their right-handed counterparts.   So it all balances out in the long run.

Left-handed librarians – do I see a doctoral dissertation in the making?

Comments 1

  1. Anonymous wrote:

    My best friend is a librarian, and she's also a leftie. I now have lofty goals for The Captain and his library career. Hopefully he can forgive all those late/lost charges…
    …you should probably forget I said that.
    – cenobyte

    Posted 17 Mar 2006 at 7:23 pm

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