This post is especially for Pete, Geoff, Jeff, and Jacob and any other family members with inherited (?) left-handedness. These touchable artifacts from the Enlightenment Room in the British Museum highlight an excavated flint that dates from twelve and a half thousand years ago. By the way it was filed, archeologists are able to say with certainty that this knife was made especially for a left-handed person. (As a left-handed person who was made to switch hands -- in the 1940s! -- I took some pleasure in knowing that this bad habit goes back a little ways in time!)
Another fun fact for lefties (this has nothing to do with the British Museum) is that in England polite people use their left hand to eat their meat or fish after cutting it -- instead of switching their fork back to the right hand. Easy to get used to (for some of us!).