Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Frontiers Of Dubious Science

I find this hard to swallow without further explanation:
The number of people born left-handed plummeted temporarily around the turn of last century, according to recently released documentary footage of factory workers in northern England between 1900 and 1906. Researchers recorded the number of people waving to the camera with their right or left hand—a proxy for handedness—and compared the results for different age groups.

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