A Cack-handed Tossing of Children and Females (left-handed week) - That Was Genius Episode 73

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To the left to the left, everything you hold in the hand to the left. Yes, it's left handed week!

Sam, our resident Southpaw, kicks us off this week with a look at the odd Russian folk tale of Cross-eyed Lefty from Tula and the Steel Flea - a pre-revolutionary story about a poor but very skilled craftsman and a very, very small flea.

Next, Tom takes a look at some of the ancient lefties, and how they had a bit of an unfair advantage when it came to sports and fighting...

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