According to me , wenever people are happy they bcum loud . . . Loud in d sence they talk loudly , dance to rock music etc nd lik to make noise to get noticed . . . Claping hands made noise effortlesly . . . So wenever people are happy or happy for ne1 they clap hands as a show of appreciation . . . It also reduces d effort to speak , jst a clap nd it shows u feel happy 4 him . . .
Hi AriesRSA<br />
Humans learned the clapping behavior from sea lions and were also taught to feed them fish. We actually owe them a lot but have repaid them in fish by now. I saw a documentary about it on Discovery Channel and then I balanced a ball on my nose. Not sure where I picked that habit up from.<br />
The custom of clapping may be as old and as widespread as humanity itself. We know the Ancient Romans did it.