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What is the origin of the high five? – Big Questions – (Ep. 27)

A weekly show where we endeavor to answer one of your big questions. This week, Jacob Shields asks, “What is the origin of the high five?”


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Whether you call it a high 5 or a high five, you’ve probably slapped skin. But why? Who invented the high 5, and why do people high five to show enthusiasm?

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