Origin of Everything

Why Do We Shake Hands?

Season 3 Episode 16 | 8m 37s  | Video has closed captioning.

Will we ever shake hands again?! With the current state of the world, no one can really say. But that got us wondering... why do we shake hands in the first place? Today, Danielle traces the history of the handshake from Babylonia and the early Greeks to the present.

Aired: 08/20/20

Rating: NR


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