facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search

Iranian man hasn't bathed in 60 years

Jan. 22, 2014 at 1:16 PM   |   Comments

DEJGAH, Iran, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- An 80-year-old Iranian man said he has not bathed in 60 years and prefers to smoke animal droppings from his pipe instead of tobacco.

Amou Haji of Dejgah, in southern Iran, said emotional setbacks he suffered early in life led him to embrace filth as a lifestyle, the Indo-Asian News Service reported Wednesday.

Haji told the Tehran Times he drinks 1.3 gallons of water per day from a rusty oil can, prefers rotten porcupine meat for his meals and cuts his hair by setting it on fire. He said he fears cleanliness would cause him to fall ill.

The Indo-Asian News Service said Haji's record for not bathing surpasses that of Guru Kailash Singh, 69, of Varanasi, India. Singh stopped bathing in 1974, shortly after his wedding, because a priest told him refusing to bathe would bring him a son.

However, the priest's prediction did not pan out and Singh now has seven daughters.

Topics: Tehran Times
© 2014 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended Stories
Most Popular
1
Washington soldier claims Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen worker spiked his drink
2
Beijing restaurant hires teenage girls to walk crabs down the street in promotional stunt
3
New Mexico woman allegedly pulls gun on Comcast worker over cable fees
4
American tourists call police after getting charged $56 for 3 ice creams and water
5
See It: 5-year-old girl begs baby brother not to grow up
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback