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#1 of 27 OFFLINE   DaveJJ

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Posted April 09 2005 - 11:28 AM

Strange but true!

Over 2500 left handed people a year are killed from using products made for right handed people!

I found this in the Internet. There were a couple of things I thought about for righted-handed products that might kill a left-handed person. Power tools, Cars with stick shifts and maybe sports equipment?
The article did not mention any right handed products. Anybody have any idea or opinions...!


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#2 of 27 OFFLINE   Scott Thomas

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Posted April 09 2005 - 11:40 AM

I hope Ned Flanders opens up a leftorium soon around here

#3 of 27 OFFLINE   Richard Travale

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Posted April 09 2005 - 11:52 AM

Well, a right handed can opener in the hands of one of us sinister lefties could cause some damage I think.
Right handed scissors are just as evil too.

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#4 of 27 OFFLINE   Dennis Nicholls

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Posted April 09 2005 - 12:49 PM

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I found this in the Internet.


It just must be true! Posted Image
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#5 of 27 OFFLINE   Joseph DeMartino

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Posted April 09 2005 - 02:21 PM

Dennis -

You beat me to it. Posted Image

#6 of 27 OFFLINE   brentl

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Posted April 10 2005 - 12:43 AM

"and maybe sports equipment?"


Damn right handed base ball bats!

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#7 of 27 OFFLINE   ChrisMatson

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Posted April 10 2005 - 03:17 AM

How many right-handed people are killed by right-handed equipment?

#8 of 27 OFFLINE   Patrick Sun

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Posted April 10 2005 - 03:56 AM

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#9 of 27 OFFLINE   Richard Travale

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Posted April 10 2005 - 04:21 AM

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It took me a second to figure this out (haven't had any coffee yet) but when I did...Very Nice Posted Image

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#10 of 27 OFFLINE   BrianW

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Posted April 10 2005 - 06:50 AM

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How many right-handed people are killed by right-handed equipment?
Bingo. Without this (and other) data, we don't know whether 2500 deaths per year is statistically excessive. It could be the case that the percentage of people who kill themselves by running with scissors is the same for both right- and left-handed people.
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#11 of 27 OFFLINE   Joseph DeMartino

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Posted April 10 2005 - 07:25 AM

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It could be the case that the percentage of people who kill themselves by running with scissors is the same for both right- and left-handed people.


But are they left-handed or right-handed scissors? Posted Image

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#12 of 27 OFFLINE   Kevin T

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Posted April 11 2005 - 01:33 AM

they're ambidexterious scissors.
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#13 of 27 OFFLINE   BrettB

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Posted April 11 2005 - 04:19 AM

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Over 2500 left handed people a year are killed from using products made for right handed people!
It has been revealed. Our efforts in this regard are woefully inadequate. We must immediately redouble our efforts if we are ever to succeed in ridding the world of the inferior "lefties".

#14 of 27 OFFLINE   Jay Taylor

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Posted April 11 2005 - 04:34 AM

Left-handed people using right-handed shotguns almost always result in the shooter shooting his eye out.
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#15 of 27 OFFLINE   Brandon_T

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Posted April 11 2005 - 05:17 AM

You know it is funny, then again it is very frustrating. As a life long lefty, there are times when you get really pissed at how little is geared toward you or when you need certain things. For example, yesterday, went to a nice local golf course, first time of the season, and realized I needed a new glove. Oh, they didn't have any gloves for us freaks, its just little things like that that on certain days drive me nuts. The jokes are funny and my brother in law says I have a brain defect...

#16 of 27 OFFLINE   Patrick Sun

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Posted April 11 2005 - 05:26 AM

Try buying golf clubs as a lefty. That's a fun time.
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#17 of 27 OFFLINE   Brandon_T

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Posted April 11 2005 - 07:21 AM

That it is Patrick, that it is....not sure how many times I have heard "well we can order them for you"

#18 of 27 OFFLINE   Dennis Nicholls

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Posted April 11 2005 - 10:58 AM

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Left-handed people using right-handed shotguns almost always result in the shooter shooting his eye out.



Posted Image The handed-ness of the shooter is generally not as significant as which eye is dominant. I'm left-handed but right-eyed, so I shoot "right handed".
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#19 of 27 OFFLINE   Shane Roach

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Posted April 11 2005 - 01:10 PM

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...Cars with stick shifts...


Are folks in the UK, Australia, Japan, and other "right-hand-drive" countries more prominently left-handed than Americans, Frenchies, Germans, etc.? Posted Image

#20 of 27 OFFLINE   Jack Briggs

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Posted April 12 2005 - 03:01 AM

Just Internet fluff.

I'm a lefty, too. But I shift to right-handedness in certain situations (playing the guitar, for example). Quite possible.


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