When you’re a little kid, bath time can just be the worst and you’ll do anything to get out of it. But most of us grow up and learn to appreciate the importance of personal hygiene.

Not this guy, though.

Amou Haji hasn’t taken a bath in over 60 years, and he isn’t planning to change his ways anytime soon. His reason for not bathing? He says it’s good for his health. I’m not so sure I would agree.

Meet Amou Haji, 81, of Iran. He hasn’t taken a bath in over 60 years.


He used to live a normal life in his village with his family until he began to believe that keeping clean was ruining his health.


Now he lives on the outskirts of town. He sleeps in a hole in the ground and sometimes in the dilapidated shack a few locals built for him.


His diet isn’t any more inspiring.


He feasts daily on carrion and he smokes cigarettes given to him by passersby. When those run out, he smokes dried animal feces from his pipe.


Amou says that because he lacks physical possessions, he is happier and freer than the rest of mankind.


My grandma used to say that we all eat a little dirt before we die, but I don’t think this is what she meant.


Too each their own…I guess. Maybe this no showering thing is worth a try, but I don’t think my co-workers would be too happy about it.

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