This guy, we are talking about today is absolutely crazy! Amou Haji or as people like to call him: world’s dirtiest man, is the first person in our history not to bath for 60 years. This is damn long period of time! I’m sure Haji would hold a Guinness world record if they gave one for that. I guess the main question is ‘why’?
Amou Haji lives in isolation in Dejgah village, in the Southern Iranian province of Fars. The reason, why he hasn’t washed in past 60 years is surprising. The 80-year-old man believes that cleaningness brings him sickness. Haji can’t even stand a contact with water – a word about washing makes him angry. Well, you can’t judge one by its certitudes. Result – world’s dirtiest man is now much likely a colour of Earth! It is great to see people devoted to simple and natural living.
However, it is not just about being clean. Amou’s whole lifestyle perfectly matches his nickname. The old man can’t think about fresh food or clean water. Instead of that he eats meal of rotten porcupine meat and water from a rusty can. But, don’t be surprised, he drinks over 5 liters of water a day. This one is really disgusting: instead of smoking tobacco, he fills his smoking pipe with animal feces. What about hairdresser? No no, it’s natural style. Amou prefers burning his hair over using clippers. He also wears an old war helmet to keep his head warm. Haji doesn’t really have home. He lives in the hole on the ground, and that’s pretty much it.
‘Amou’ is the Farsi term of endearment for a kind old man.
“Just look what I have become”
The villagers, who built a shack for him, say that in his younger years Amou has suffered from serious emotional misfortune. That might be the reason of his choices. “Haji doesn’t seem to have a care in the world. He has nothing to lose, nothing to fear.”, says Huffingtonpost. It also says that he doesn’t seem to be any happier than people who live in normal convenient conditions. It is hard to believe how tough his life is. I mean, because of his beliefs he has no people to talk to, no home, no family, no any activities – practically it is not living, only existing on this planet. Our beliefs lead us off the ways we couldn’t imagine, so be carefull with them.