Hand Facts - The History of the Handshake

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Some believe the initial purpose of the handshake was to demonstrate that the hand held no weapon and was a gesture of peace. In modern times, the handshake can mean anything from congratulations to expressing gratitude, or a sign of good sportsmanship. The Guinness World Record holder for most handshakes goes to former New Jersey Mayor, Joseph Lazarow who in 1977, shook over 11,000 hands in a single day!

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