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The Story Behind Handshakes

People shake hands to greet each other, but how did the whole thing start?

Well…

From the BBC:

Shaking hands, which is traditionally done with your right hand, became a friendly greeting because it was proof that you came in peace and weren’t holding a weapon.

It was also a sign of trust that you believed the other person wasn’t going to take their sword out to fight you either!

I have a friend who shakes EVERYONE’S hand, so it’s great to know he never has a weapon on him.

Read more about the history of the handshake HERE!


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