When it comes to celebratory gestures, nothing beats the satisfaction of a perfectly executed high-five. The following world-record holders have taken the two-person palm-slap and thrown on some extra effort and flair, resulting in achievements that will bring your hands together in spontaneous applause.
Pic by Melanie Holtsman
Craig Morrison and Sam Stilson of The Record Collection made a high-five that measured 87.1 decibels. The duo experimented with a variety of lubricants, including peanut butter and marshmallow fluff, to see which liquid would result in the loudest slap. Things got messy. Behold:
The impeccably coiffed Loic Cremer and Bastien Cremer slapped 268 one-handed high-fives in one minute.
Kyle Mills received 15 high-fives from his dog, Baxter, in 30 seconds. The feat was not without some (gentle) coercion.
Athletic scamps Ben Jenkins and Kia McNeely ran towards each other for a combined distance of 6.44 kilometers (4.0 miles) before slapping a high-five. They kept their high-fiving hands raised in the air for the duration of the feat.
Both dressed as Elvis in his declining years, Brian Brushwood and Justin Robert Young jumped directly at each other from a distance of 13 feet and completed a high five before landing.
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