Amou Haji Also Know As World’s Dirtiest Man Passed Away At The Age Of 94

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An Iranian hermit known as the “world’s dirtiest man” died at the age of 94, apparently not long after taking his first shower in more than six decades. Amou Haji was infamous for eating roadkill and smoking a pipe filled with animal faeces. ‘Amou Haji’ is a charming nickname for an old person. The hermit died at the age of 94 at a hamlet in Dejgah, Fars’ southern region.

Haji lived in a cinderblock shanty and was coated in soot from not bathing for years. According to villagers, he had “emotional setbacks in his adolescence” that caused him to make the risky choice not to wash. The Iranian was a nomad who felt that cleanliness would make him sick. His moniker made him famous across the world, and his life was even documented in a 2013 documentary called The Strange Life of Amou Haji. According to the Telegraph, locals forced him to take his first wash a couple of months ago. He became unwell and died not long after that.


Following his death, Kailash “Kalua” Singh of Varanasi, India, may hold the record for most days without a bath. Singh has gone 30 years without washing his hands in order to deal with “all the challenges plaguing the country.”

How significant are showers?

Showers have traditionally been seen as a general measure of cleanliness, and we may feel uneasy if we haven’t washed in three or four days. Showering has both advantages and disadvantages, according to experts. Although there is no one-size-fits-all shower regimen, most of them think that cleaning up on a regular basis is unnecessary. In fact, it might be hazardous to your health. According to dermatologist Dr. Elizabeth Bahar Houshmand, M.D., regular bathing is more of a social responsibility. She goes on to say that this might deplete your skin’s protecting natural oils, causing dryness and irritation.

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According to Dr. Elizabeth:

“The concept that you need to wash every day to maintain personal cleanliness is more of a societal standard and habit.” Taking lengthy showers or baths on a regular basis might remove natural oils from your skin’s barrier. This may cause discomfort and dryness.”

The usual guideline is that you may bathe every three days, but if your lifestyle necessitates more baths, you can do so. However, you must ensure that the items utilized are gentle on the skin. On the other hand, not washing your hands may have a negative impact on your health and even your social life.

While perspiration alone has no odor, when combined with germs, it may produce several unpleasant odors. Bacteria on your skin collects and combines with everything it comes into contact with. So, if you work out or sweat a lot, it is recommended that you wash often. Other disadvantages include germ buildup, dead skin build-up, the possibility of fungal infections, scalp rashes, and the risk of becoming unwell if exposed to pathogenic microorganisms.

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Showering too often might also cause problems. Excessive exfoliation and regular contact with water might deplete the skin’s natural oils and healthy bacretia. Dry and broken skin permits dangerous bacteria to enter the system and cause illnesses. There are some advantages to foregoing a bath for a day or two, such as conserving gallons of water, saving money on hair and hygiene products, and avoiding single-use plastic. However, it is typically advisable not to go too long without taking a bath.