New study proves fist bumps might just save your life



Pound it out with pals, coworkers and even your mom. It’s good for your health.

Fist bumps aren’t curing Cancer or transferring immunity powers from one person to the other. Fist bumps are just better for your health than hugging, shaking hands and probably even touching genitals (though not as much fun).

According to a study from Aberystwyth University in Wales, UK, a fist bump “spreads only one-twentieth the amount of bacteria that a handshake does.” The high five is second to the fist bump with the “lick a stranger’s fingertips” coming in dead last.

The reason the fist bump is the cleanest of greetings is because there is less surface area involved in touched. With all the diseases going around, a fist bump might just save your life. This coming cold and flu season, feel free to pound it out instead of handshaking or man hugging.

And obviously stop licking random finger tips.

[via Esquire]

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