By David Mittleman

Fist Bumps: More Than Just Cool

Fist bumps made national headlines when President Obama fist bumped his wife, Michelle, after winning re-election to the presidency 2012. Other famous figures like the Dalai Lama have also been spotted fist bumping rather than shaking hands. Turns out it’s more than just “cool” to fist bump instead of rely on the formal handshake to greet others. Specifically, researchers from the UK have found that fist bumping transmits 90% fewer germs than the handshake. Maybe it’s time we reconsider the way we greet one another?

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