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Why do we shake hands with our right hand?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

The reason why we shake with our right hands isn't only because most of us are right-hand dominant. It's partly because shaking with our right was the signal to foes that we weren't armed. In some cultures, people wipe their tushes with their left hand - shaking with the right, in that case, is simply more hygienic.

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