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WATCH: The Bromantic Gayness of the High Five

WATCH: The Bromantic Gayness of the High Five


April 16 is High Five Day! Celebrate this gay-created hand gesture treasured by straight guys the world over.

Gay baseball star Glenn Burke is the presumed co-creator of the happiest hand gesture in the world. As Michelle Garcia wrote on our site in 2012: "There are several accounts of when the high five was invented, but many lead back to the Los Angeles Dodgers, and outfielder Glenn Burke. Known as 'King Kong' for his massive biceps and stunning physique, Burke waited on deck for his chance at bat on an October 2, 1977, game against the Houston Astros. Left fielder Dusty Baker just hit his 30th home run, putting them ahead of the Astros and into the playoffs. As his teammate came back from rounding the bases, Burke thrust his hand in the air. Baker felt the instinct to slap palms, and so he did."

To celebrate this special day, please enjoy the GIFs and videos below that educate, stimulate, and amuse.

Dreamboat High Five: Kellan Lutz and Paul Wesley

Twin Five Fail: Jack and Finn

The Jackass Boys Take Things Too Far Once Again

Zack Quinto and Chris Pine: The Star Trek Five

Zack Quinto and Chris Pine: Fist Bump Added for Your Pleasure

What is the origin of the high five? -- Big Questions

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High Five Fail Compilation

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Most Disturbing Equine Five

High Five Ettiquette

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