Latest Handshake Stories

shake hands
2015-03-06 08:09:20

Unlike dogs, we humans typically don’t sniff each other’s bums when we meet someone new. Most of the time, we allow a simple handshake to suffice as either a casual or a formal greeting. However, new research has revealed that, when you get down to it, both are essentially the same.

fist bump
2014-07-28 08:04:39

The traditional handshake is increasingly being replaced as a welcoming gesture by the fist bump, and that might be a very good thing, researchers from Aberystwyth University in Wales claim in a new study.

Human And Humanoid Perform First Handshake In Space
2012-02-16 12:22:26

Daniel Burbank, current commander of the International Space Station crew, has taken a new step in orbit by becoming the first human to shake hands with a humanoid robot in space.

2011-05-16 17:34:11

Graduations are a celebration of achievement and growth, but could all the pomp and circumstance increase your risk of exposure to harmful bacteria?

2010-10-27 08:58:00

SKILLMAN, N.J., Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Don't be surprised if your handshake is left hanging this cold and flu season.

2010-07-16 11:05:00

British scientists have unveiled a step-by-step guide to the perfect handshake in order to help people who are overcome with nerves.

2008-07-22 09:00:00

By Corinne Reilly, Merced Sun-Star, Calif. Jul. 22--Merced County must slash costs because of the state's looming budget crisis, but at least one controversial way to cut back is probably history: golden handshakes for county employees.

Word of the Day
  • One who brings meat to the table; hence, in some countries, the official title of the grand master or steward of the king's or a nobleman's household.
The word 'dapifer' comes from Latin roots meaning 'feast' and 'bearer'.