When was the last time you took a shower? Last night? This morning? Now, imagine there is a person who hasn’t bathed over 60 years.
Amou Haji, an 80-year-old Iranian, is being called the world’s dirtiest man. In an article, he told the Tehran Times that he hasn’t bathed in 60 years.
Haji reportedly lives in isolation in Dejgah village, in the Southern Iranian province of Fars, subsists on rotten porcupine meat, and says the thought of a bath after all this time makes him very angry.
He said he adopted his extreme, isolated lifestyle after suffering emotional setbacks in his youth.
In addition to animal feces, Haji apparently likes regular smokes as well — five at a time.
According to two dermatologists, most Americans actually shower far too often. They go on to point out that daily showering or bathing is a result of cultural preferences or societal norms, and that humans really only need to bathe ever 2-3 days.
Obviously these dermatologists wouldn’t recommend not showering for 60 years, but who are we to judge this man’s life? He has found happiness in the Iranian desert and that’s all that matters.
(Huffingtonpost.com, Higherperspectives.com, Tehrantimes.com)