*LBN-NOTICED: ***Christie Brinkley looking gorgeous and unruffled by her split with John Mellencamp, dining at Fresco by Scotto in NYC. *** Fellow Mellencamp ex Meg Ryanshopping at Lisa Jackson’s boutique LJ Cross on Madison Avenue in NYC. ***Music legend Clive Davis having dinner at the River Café in NYC. ***Liv Tyler dining at Nick & Toni’s in East Hampton while Luke Wilson sat at the bar.
*LBN-MUSIC INSIDER: ***Multiple Grammy Award-winning singer Adele says she turned down an offer to perform at the 2017 Super Bowl halftime show. The British singer told an audience Saturday at her Los Angeles concert that she was asked to perform at the event. “First of all, I’m not doing the Super Bowl,” Adele says from the stage in a video posted on Twitter. “I mean, come on, that show is not about music. And I don’t really — I can’t dance or anything like that. They were very kind, they did ask me, but I did say no.” She adds: “I’m sorry, but maybe next time.”
*LBN-INVESTIGATES: Left-Handedness & Left-Handed People
- Between 10-12% of people on earth are “lefties.” Women are more likely to be right-handed than men by about 4 percentage points.
- August 13th is “Left-Hander’s Day.” Launched in 1996, this yearly event celebrates left-handedness and raises awareness of the difficulties and frustrations left-handers experience every day in a world designed for right-handers.
- At various times in history, left-handedness has been seen as many things: a nasty habit, a mark of the devil, a sign of neurosis, rebellion, criminality, and homosexuality. It has also been seen as a trait indicating creativity and musical abilities.
- Some scholars note that left-handers may be one of the last unorganized minorities in society because they have no collective power and no real sense of common identity. Additionally, left-handers are often discriminated against by social, educational, and religious institutions. Social customs and even language set the left-hander apart as “different” and even “bad.”
The word left is from the Anglo-Saxon lyft, meaning weak or broken
- Many sources claim that left-handers may die as many as nine years earlier than right-handers.
- The word left in English comes from the Anglo-Saxon word lyft, which means weak or broken. The Oxford English Dictionary defines left-handed as meaning crippled, defective, awkward, clumsy, inapt, characterized by underhanded dealings, ambiguous, doubtful, questionable, ill-omened, inauspicious, and illegitimate.
- Phrases in English suggest a negative view of left-handedness. For example, a “left-handed complement” is actually an insult. A “left-handed marriage” is not a marriage but an adulterous sexual liaison, as in a “left-handed honeymoon with someone else’s husband.” A “left-handed wife” is actually a mistress.
- Research has shown a link between trauma during gestation or during birth with an increased chance of being left-handed.
- Tests conducted by St. Lawrence University in New York found that there were more left-handed people with IQs over 140 than right-handed people. Famous left-handed intellectuals include Albert Einstein, Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin, and Benjamin Franklin.
- Mothers who are over 40 at the time of a child’s birth are 128% more likely to have a left-handed baby than a woman in her 20s.
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