We all know one person that always seems to struggle with their lefts and rights and sometimes you wish there could be an easy solution to free them from the 'daily struggle'. One woman may have just found the answer.
Check the video out below:
Eliza captioned the post: "My sister doesn't know her left and rights so she got them tattooed on her lmfao."
As shown in the clip above, the sister seemingly has 'L' and 'R' tattooed on each of her hands, just below the thumb.
It seems that viewers were flabbergasted by the whole thing, with one person commenting: "I WOULD DO THIS THEN ACCIDENTALLY GET THEM TATTOOED ON THE WRONG SIDES."
Another added: "I think I would question myself three times a day if I got the tattoos on the right hands."
"I think I'm the only one left on earth to know left and right without thinking," a third person said.
A fourth person quipped: "Bro when someone says 'ok which way again?' I panic."
Someone else suggested: "So just making the 'L' shape with your thumb and index finger of your left hand isn't easy enough?"
"I used to struggle too until I broke my left arm now I have a massive scar to help me know my lefts and rights," another added.
Gerard Gormley - Senior Academic General Practitioner at the School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences, Queen's University Belfast - has pinpointed 'distractions' as a possible reason why some people can't tell their lefts from their rights.
Using medical students as an example, Gormley told The Independent: "In research we published in Medical Education, we explored the impact of such interruptions on medical students’ ability to correctly discriminate right from left.
"While objectively measuring 234 medical students' ability to distinguish right from left, we subjected them to the typical ambient noise of a ward environment and interrupted them with clinical questions.
"Our findings were startling. Even the background noise of a ward environment was enough to throw some medical students off when making right-left judgements.
"Asking them a series of questions while they were trying to distinguish right from left had an even greater impact. The 'distraction effect' was greater for older and female students.
"An individual’s ability to self-determine how well they could distinguish right from left was also often imprecise.
"So many students thought they were good at distinguishing right from left when, objectively measured, they weren’t."Featured Image Credit: eizamurphy/Tiktok