16 little ways the world is designed for right-handed people

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Left-handed people make up just 10 percent of the world's population — so it's no surprise that their needs are often forgotten in the design of everyday tools and objects.

Here are 16 little obstacles that lefties face in a world designed for righties. If you're right-handed, you've probably never noticed them before.

The pens at the bank are always attached on the right side.


When you have to pull the pen over to the left side, the cord always gets in the way of what you're trying to write.

The flap covering the zippers on pants blocks easy access from the left side.

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If you hold a glass measuring cup in your left hand, you're stuck with metric measurements.

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Diehard lefty bakers might want to invest in a left-handed version of the classic cup.

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