Why Do We Clap?
You’ll give this Vsauce curiosity journey a standing ovation. Clapping has cultural roots as an inherently social behavior, and it turns us from a merely superb organism into a superorganism. But as we become increasingly solitary in our experience of things to applaud for (music, performance, media), will we stop clapping? Or is the like, retweet and upvote our new form of applause?