The first handshake between Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Donald Trump has everyone talking. Trump is known for his aggressive handshake, and it seems Canada’s PM was able to hold his own.
You may be surprised to learn that each of us will shake about 15,000 hands in our lifetime. Unfortunately, however, 1 in 5 of those hands have not been washed after using the bathroom. In fact, only about 5% of people wash their hands correctly, which means that 14,250 of those handshakes will potentially expose you to all types of nasty germs including fecal matter.
Previous U.S. President Barack Obama famously used the fist bump on occasion when greeting people. It may be more hygienic compared to the handshake, but it turns out it is hard for many of us to shake our old habits.
Is the fist bump a faux pas? Read more and don’t forget to wash your hands.