In many parts of the world like Paris and Italy, kisses on the cheek are proper ways to greet someone. In the book “One Kiss or Two?: The Art and Science of Saying Hello,” author Andy Scott reveals some of the more interesting ways to greet someone in the last few decades…like genital grabbing in Australia.
Don’t get bent out of shape just yet. The practice was more common among Australia’s aboriginal tribe, Walbiri. Upon visiting each other, men would place their penises in their host’s hand. God forbid one refuses a penis. It would be considered a “sign of hostility.” The act was documented as early as the 1950’s.
The book also mentions a custom in Papua New Guinea where the leader made new comers suckle his wife's breast. Has anyone heard of the handshake?
Source: NY Post