In a society where primping and prepping is a daily habit, not showering for a few days might seem utterly disgusting. Well, what if that lack of daily bathing extended to months — even years? The thought might be unfathomable to most. This, however, is not the case for an Iranian man who became the globe's dirtiest man — by reportedly breaking the world record for the longest time without taking a bath, according to pictures published by the Iranian News Agency (IRNA).

Amou Haji, 80, lives in Dejgah village in the southern Iranian province of Fars and he has not showered for 60 years because he believes “cleanliness brings on illness,” according to the Tehran Times. He drinks over a gallon of water per day, eats rotten meat of dead animals, smokes animal feces and cigarettes, and when asked to eat clean food and drink fresh water he becomes upset.

Take a look at some of Mohammad Babaei's photos of the man below: 

The full gallery of images are located here: IRNA