July 23, 2019
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The Old Farmer's Almanac For Kids
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QUESTION OF THE DAY:

How did the custom of the handshake originate?

ANSWER:

This custom started in medieval times. The world was an unsavory place back then, and people often concealed weapons in their hands. The handshake was a way of affirming that neither you nor the person you were greeting was carrying anything intended to harm. Over time, it evolved into a polite greeting.

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