Raising a Left-Handed Child
After all, she's going to need to be a good speaker when she's president.
Four of the past seven presidents have been certifiably left-handed. A fifth, Ronald Reagan, was rumored to be ambidextrous. Many people assume this means the Gipper was born a lefty, but was forced to switch by schoolteachers—a common practice all over the world until the late 20th century.
And it's not only the presidential election winners who are left-handed. Both candidates in 2008—Barack Obama and John McCain—write with their left hands. In 1992, the left-handed Ross Perot mounted one of the strongest third-party presidential campaigns in American history against his fellow southpaws George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton.
Is this just some fluke? According to economist and co-author of the best-selling book Freakonomics, Steven Levitt, it probably isn't. "Ten to 15 percent of men are left handed," he wrote in his blog for The New York Times, "which means, according to my calculations, that this many recent left-handed presidents would only happen by chance one time in 1,000."