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Study: Fist bumping shares less bacteria than hand shaking

Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014
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(NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Apparently when it comes to being sanitary, President Obama is on to something.

A new study out Monday morning finds a quick fist bump spreads only one-twentieth the amount of bacteria that a handshake does.

That's even better than a high-five, which passes along less than half the amount as a handshake.
 
Researchers say it's mostly due to the smaller amount of surface area in contact between the two hands.
 

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