A Cambridge, Massachusetts, man claims he hasn’t showered in 12 years.
As if that wasn’t ew-enough, the man says he has found the secret to avoiding the nuisance of having to shower daily — by spraying bacteria on the skin.
AOBiome, a Massachusetts company founded by the man who doesn’t shower, began selling a line of products that promises to keep clients clean. The products contain live bacteria that, if sprayed on the skin, will be all one needs to stay fresh and clean.
Chemical engineer and MIT grad Dave Whitlock says he hasn’t showered in 12 years. According to ABC7, Whitlock believes showering strips the skin of healthy bacteria.
“I have not taken a shower in over 12 years. No one did clinical trials on people taking showers every day. So what’s the basis for assuming that that is a healthy practice.”
Jasmina Aganovic, the general manager of consumer products at AOBiome, told CBS Boston that, as humans, we need to reconnect with our environment.
“We’ve confused clean with sterile. We’ve taken the dirt out of our lives. We don’t spend as much time outdoors as we used to, even little children.”
The man who foregoes showers founded the company and came up with his product, Mother Dirt.
— The_News_DIVA (@The_News_DIVA) September 6, 2015
Apparently, it’s a bottle of live bacteria you spray on your skin twice a day in place of showering, according to Aganovic.
“Our users are able to reduce their dependence on conventional products. Examples include cutting out or cutting down on deodorant, cutting out or cutting down on moisturizers.”
There’s a Mother Dirt shampoo and cleanser that don’t contain bacteria but Aganovic says won’t interfere with it either.
According to Whitlock, the spray, which costs $49 for a small bottle on the company’s website, is odorless and feels like water.
Needless to say, as word gets out, social media is having its say on Whitlock’s proposal to go showerless.
There's currently a news story on a man who hasn't showered in 12 years. What. Why.
— devs (@DevsVM) September 7, 2015
Just saw on the news this man hasn't showered in 12 years…omg that is soooo digusting ewwww!!! Uggghh hella trifling
— Didrahh (@sweetKbeauty__) September 7, 2015
MAN HASN'T TAKEN A SHOWER IN 12 YEARS. I DON'T TRUST IT, HE'S TRYING TO GET PAID. http://t.co/s8w5CpCs8P
— Rahim Da N.O.C. (@44danoc) September 7, 2015
Man hasn't showered in 12 years! Now he's selling his secret in a bottle: "It's my stank. It's terrible, but I stopped caring year three."
— Original Party Gecko (@ThePartyGecko) September 7, 2015
— Alan Slaughenhoupt (@ASlaughenhoupt) September 5, 2015
How long have you gone without showering? As long as the man who hasn’t showered in 12 years?
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