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  • MATT: What do these people have in common?

    MATT : 這些人有什麼共同點呢?

  • If you answered with, "They're all awesome,"

    若你回答:「他們都很優秀」

  • you'd probably be right, but there's one more thing.

    你也許是對的,但還有一件事

  • Me and my close friends here are all left-handed.

    我和我很好的朋友都是左撇子

  • (UNENTHUSIASTICALLY) Yay!

    (缺乏熱情地) 耶!

  • Yay.

  • Around one in every 10 people are left-handed,

    差不多每十人裡就有一個是左撇子

  • and they're often pretty easy to spot.

    他們通常都很顯眼

  • But no-one really knows why left-handed people

    但沒人知道為什麼左撇子

  • are actually left-handed.

    是左撇子

  • Some theories are that there's a left-handed gene,

    有些理論提到左撇子有專屬的基因

  • that the brains of lefties are just wired differently

    讓腦部以不同方式連結

  • or that left-handers might be copying the behaviour

    或者左撇子也可能會模仿

  • of their left-handed parents.

    左撇子的父母的行為

  • Hi, Dad.

    嗨,爸爸

  • Hello, son.

    哈囉,兒子

  • He really is left-handed.

    他真的是左撇子

  • Anyway, however we came to be,

    無論我們成為怎樣的人

  • us lefties aren't alone in the world.

    左撇子在這世上不會是孤獨的

  • Scientists have found almost all kangaroos are left-handed too.

    科學家發現幾乎所有的袋鼠也都是左撇子

  • Well, left-pawed, really.

    好吧,其實是,左爪

  • And while that hasn't stopped our kangaroo friends

    但這不會阻礙我們的袋鼠朋友

  • from hopping about enjoying life,

    跳來跳去地享受人生

  • throughout history it's been a different story for humans.

    在歷史上,人類的命運卻大不相同

  • Lefties have been called witches, unclean, possessed by the devil

    左撇子在過去被視為巫婆、不潔、被惡魔附身

  • or just clumsy in the past.

    或笨拙的

  • And back when everyone wrote with ink,

    回到過去每個人都握筆用墨汁學寫字的年代,

  • kids were actually forced to use their right hand

    孩子們被逼著用右手寫 —

  • even if they were left-handed.

    即使他們是左撇子

  • It sounds pretty unfair,

    這聽起來很不公平

  • but having said that, this is really messy.

    但說真的,很容易弄得髒髒的

  • Today, no-one is going to call you a witch for being left-handed,

    現在,沒有人會因為你是左撇子叫你巫婆

  • but there are still some pretty big disadvantages

    但還是有很大的缺點

  • to living in a right-handed world.

    身處在右撇子居多的世界

  • If you want to try these instruments,

    如果你想要學樂器

  • it's pretty hard to learn how to play an instrument

    學樂器真的很難

  • because the instruments are mostly made

    因為樂器幾乎都是

  • for right-handed people.

    為右撇子而設計的

  • Sometimes it's hard to, like, write.

    有時候真的蠻難的,像寫字

  • I do magic, and I have to learn certain moves with my hand

    我會變魔術,而且我得學習特定的手勢

  • and I have to force them to do those sort of positions

    我要逼著自己的手做出這些特定的動作

  • and it can be really annoying.

    這很令人困擾

  • Being a lefty has encouraged Alex to work really hard

    身為左撇子促使 Alex 更努力

  • at perfecting his magic act.

    為了讓魔術更完美

  • But that's not the only unexpected benefit.

    但這不是唯一出乎意料的好處

  • Some studies have shown that being left-handed means you're more likely

    有些研究顯示左撇子很可能會

  • to be good at subjects like music and math.

    擅長音樂或數學方面的科目

  • There's also a really high proportion of geniuses

    有相當高比例的天才

  • that have been left-handed,

    是左撇子

  • although that could just be a coincidence.

    雖然有可能是巧合

  • And it can be a big advantage

    還有一個時候會有很大的優勢

  • when you're playing sport against right-handed people too.

    就是當你和右撇子進行運動競賽時

  • People say that when you are left-handed

    人們說如果你是左撇子

  • your writing is more neater and you draw better

    寫字會更整齊,畫畫也會更好看

  • so I'd rather stay left-handed.

    所以我寧可繼續當左撇子

  • I kind find it nice being left-handed.

    我覺得身為左撇子很好

  • I don't think that you're different in a bad way.

    我不認為特別有什麼不好的

  • I think that you're unique in a special way.

    我覺得你是以特別的方式顯示你的獨特

  • Anyway, that's what Left-handers' Day is all about

    這就是關於左撇子日 —

  • celebrating left-handedness and why we're proud of it.

    慶祝左撇子以及為何身為左撇子是值得驕傲的

  • Plus, it's a really good excuse to make right-handed people

    還有,這是個很好的藉口讓右撇子

  • do all your right-handed work.

    幫你分擔右手的工作

  • - Can you cut this out for me? - No!

    - 可以幫我剪這個嗎?- 不!

  • But I'm left-handed.

    可是我是左撇子

  • Ugh! OK, fine.

    喔唷!好吧

MATT: What do these people have in common?

MATT : 這些人有什麼共同點呢?

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