Repeatedly slapping your hands together is a weird way to show appreciation for something when you think about it. Imagine the first guy to ever do it, and everyone else in the room is like "umm... Wtf is he doing"

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Wed, 10/03/2012 - 6:17am


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Fri, 09/28/2012 - 2:29am
DrRedEyes Says:

I literally thought about this for like 20 mins.

 
 
Thu, 10/04/2012 - 5:48pm
MikeyXD Says:

try making loud noise everyone can do together without your voice. only one option in any circumstance. clapping

 
 
Sun, 09/30/2012 - 9:27am

The people that this first person was around were probably all like "he's a witch, burn him!"

 
 
Tue, 10/02/2012 - 8:13pm

Your picture looked like me after I took my first bong rip

 
 
Tue, 10/02/2012 - 8:04pm

it was definitely one of those slow claps then everyone joined in, it was epic

 
 
Tue, 10/02/2012 - 9:03pm

It might have been the most exciting moment in fucking history.

 
 
Thu, 10/04/2012 - 1:44pm
 
 
Wed, 10/03/2012 - 6:15am

maybe the first guy was trying to catch a fly between his hands and they kept slapping together and other people saw him doing it and it just caught on.

 
 
Thu, 10/04/2012 - 12:53am
E.Scooby Says:

When you see monkeys get happy they clap their hands. And babies

 
 
Wed, 10/03/2012 - 8:35am

Was definatly a slow clap, fortunatly Ive had the honor of starting a slow clap and let me tell you, its very gratifying.

 
 
Wed, 10/03/2012 - 8:36am
PetSounds Says:

Then someone is like "I don't know but we should all start doing it"

 
 
Wed, 10/03/2012 - 6:44pm

it was probably one of those moments where you see something so unbelievably amazing that you dont know what to do and he just had a spasm of excitement and clapped his hands together furiously. i can totally picture a caveman doing this.

 
 
Wed, 10/03/2012 - 7:42pm

I heard it started as a way for crowds to actually show disapproval of a performance back in ancient Greece or someplace, I don't remember.

 
 
Wed, 10/03/2012 - 11:28pm

well it makes more sense then say, sitting down and slappin our feet together every time we applaud or smacking our lips together.

 
 
Thu, 10/04/2012 - 2:13am
mindgames Says:

I think it came into existence because it is the most convenient and quickest way to make a loud noise, and all you need is your 2 hands. The first person must have wanted to make noise toward another person or event, in hopes of amplifying his appreciation through sound waves, rather than through words. Sound is much more effective than words.

 
 
Thu, 10/04/2012 - 7:18pm
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Fri, 10/05/2012 - 11:10pm
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Mon, 10/08/2012 - 6:34pm
Lebanne Says:

Thank you!!! I tried to explain this to someone and they told me to think about more important things... pish no

 
 
Sun, 09/08/2013 - 1:24pm

I love going on here because I learn so much. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Applause