Fist bumps more hygienic than handshakes, Study Says

July 31, 2014 9:15 AM

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Fist bumps more hygienic than handshakes, Study Says

PEOPLE should bump fists instead of shaking hands to “reduce the spread of infectious diseases”, experiments at Aberystwyth University have revealed.

For the study, volunteers slipped on some sterile gloves and soaked their hands in some E. Coli. Then they greeted other volunteers (those with clean gloves on) with hand shakes, fist bumps and yes, even some spirited high fives. Their study found the good, ol’ fashoned handshake transferred about 1...

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