lefties flourish in violent society

From an arti­cle at news@nature.com:

Among the Jula (Dioula) peo­ple of Burk­i­na Faso, the most peace­ful tribe stud­ied, where the mur­der rate is 1 in 100,000 annu­al­ly, left-han­ders make up 3.4% of the pop­u­la­tion. But in the Yanoma­mi tribe of Venezuela, where more than 5 in 1,000 meet a vio­lent end each year, south­paws account for 22.6%. Fau­rie and Ray­mond report their find­ings in the Pro­ceed­ings of the Roy­al Society.

Appar­ent­ly this is because left­ies have the advan­tage in hand-to-hand fight­ing since most expect a right-hand­ed oppo­nent. So, in sum: watch it, or I’ll kick ALL y’al­l’s asses!

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