Monday, May 11, 2009

Swine Flu Will Save The High Five

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Swine flu may be killing people, but it’s the one thing that may keep the high five alive.

Though the Mexican government warns people to limit physical contact with one another to keep the virus from spreading, high five ambassador and co-creator of National High Five Day Greg Harrell-Edge says the nasty illness shouldn’t keep anyone from putting five up top.

He says, “I view this as an opportunity. High fives are less dangerous than shaking hands. Now’s the moment in history when high fives should overtake the handshake.”

Harrell-Edge compares high fiving to the “10-second rule” of dropping food, and argues that the quick contact isn’t long enough to spread disease.

He adds, “Even if there’s swine flu all over the floor, if I drop a Snickers bar for half a second I’m still gonna eat it. There’s no way it can transmit.”

He believes that if people stop high fiving, it means “the pigs have already won.”

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