This year marks the fourth anniversary of the handy holiday and National High-Five Day organizer Conor Lastowka is encouraging everyone to hand out high fives to people of different genders, races, heights, ages and social classes.
Lastowka plans to personally slap down more than 1500 high fives at a San Diego Padres game and expects participants to go mano a mano in places like Australia, Korea, England and Thailand.
He says the best high fives result in a loud crack but warns overeager high fivers to be gentle when dealing with small children or oldsters because, as he puts it, Its not good to break bones.
National High-Five Day is relatively new but Lastowka credits its growing popularity to the fact that its less committal than a handshake. You dont actually have to look someone in the eye to high-five them.
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