Fist bumps more hygienic than handshakes: Which greeting spreads the least germs? (VIDEO).

Definitive Proof It’s Time to Give Up Handshakes for Fist Bumps (Video) 

Definitive Proof It’s Time to Give Up Handshakes for Fist Bumps (Video) 

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July 30 2014 3:54 PM

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Proof that handshakes are grosser than fist bumps.

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President Barack Obama does a fist bump with Ethan Gibbs, the son of Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, after arriving by Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House, Washington, DC, April 19, 2009. President Barack Obama returned from the Fifth Summit of the Americas held in Trinidad and Tobago. AFP PHOTO/Aude GUERRUCCI (Photo credit should read Aude GUERRUCCI/AFP/Getty Images)

Photo by Aude GUERRUCCI/AFP/Getty Images

An American Journal of Infection Control (PDF) paper reports that fist bumps are 20 times more hygienic than handshakes.