Strange: 80-year-old Iranian called ‘world’s dirtiest man,’ hasn’t bathed in 20 years, smokes animal feces

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haji1This has got to be the strangest thing I have ever read, and trust me, I’ve read a lot of strange things.

Amou Haji, an 80-year-old Iranian man, has been called the “world’s dirtiest man” after telling the Tehran Times he hasn’t bathed in 60 years.  That’s right — 60 years.  But wait, as the commercials say, there’s more.

Haji says his favorite food is the rotten meat of dead animals.  When asked to eat clean food and drink clean water, Haji reportedly told the Times he gets mad because he believes “cleanliness brings him sickness.”  Perhaps that’s why he drinks five liters of water out of an old rusty tin can.

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He’s also a smoker, but he doesn’t go for those newfangled brands.  Instead, he reportedly smokes animal feces in his pipe and sometimes smokes several cigarettes at a time.

The Times added:

He wears a war helmet not to fight off the enemy in the battle field but to keep away from the bitterly cold winters.
Amou Haji has a couple of places to live in: one is a hole in the ground resembling a grave to keep him grounded and in touch with the reality of life and the other is an open brick shack built by those who felt sorry for him.
He has no possessions, no belongings, no mortgage and apparently no family, yet, the Times said, he’s a happy man.
“‘Amou,'” the Times added, “is an endearing word in Farsi used especially by kids for kind men to show their affection…”
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