There has been a bill introduced to the Missouri State Legislature, House Bill 1624. It’s a bill to have the ‘high five’ as the official greeting of the state of Missouri. House Representative Courtney Allen Curtis introduced the bill as a way to get children involved in the political process.

When asked why the ‘high five’ and not the ‘fist bump’, he said because we’re not New Jersey. Then why not the ‘low five’? His response was ‘we’ll leave the ‘low five’ to Kansas.

The proposal isn’t getting much of a positive response though, saying it sounds like fun but nothing the state would want to spend money on. The bill has already been declared as the ‘silliest’ bill ever introduced in the Missouri Legislature.