2 years ago5,000+ Views
This Man Has Gone 12 Years Without Showering.
Speaking of guys my sister would probably date, meet Dave Whitlock - a chemical engineer who claims he hasn't bathed or taken a shower in over 12 years. (For reference, this is quite a contrast from the typical engineer, who showers an average of once per presidential term.)
His reason? Well, he aims to revolutionize the way that people keep themselves clean. How? With live bacteria. Allegedly, in a world addicted to all things antibacterial, it seems we need some bacteria after all.

Katniss has the right idea.

This is Mother Dirt, a specially formulated mist of live bacteria that Dave developed alongside company AOBiome.

To use the product, you simply pump the probiotic mist into wet hands, work it into a lather, and massage it into your hair and all over your body.
The product website says: "In this move towards DIY remedies and supplements to help rebalance health, we seem to have overlooked the very important ecosystem of the skin microbiome. Much like our gut relies on active probiotics and other gut bacteria to restore health, the biome of the skin needs to maintain certain bacteria on the skin for health."
Essentially, Dave believes that instead of eradicating bacteria from our bodies, we should focus on neutralizing our body's 'microbiome'.
Dave was inspired to create such a product when he realized that showers potentially weren't the 'cleanest' solution at all. He observed that people have taken showers for centuries with not much question as to why.

“No one did clinical trials on people taking showers every day, so what's the basis for assuming that that is a healthy practice?"

Now, I don't know if I would necessarily commit to a whole lifetime of using Mother Dirt to clean myself, but for $15 a bottle, there's not much risk in giving it a test run.

What do you guys think? Will you be giving this one a try?

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I'd love for someone to invent something from start trek like the sonic shower. Super cleanse oneself from head to toe without taking clothes off, awesome for winter time!
2 years ago·Reply
this could never work. i just know i wouldnt feel clean. and also a good bath or shower can be very relaxing and refreshing. but it could be a good idea for people who are bed ridden but i still think they would rather have sponge baths. i would.
2 years ago·Reply
I think so too, @MelissaMae. It would be really great for people who just can't take a shower, but I don't think it should be a 100% substitute for taking a shower at all.
2 years ago·Reply
not to be mean but that guy looks like he reeks lol
2 years ago·Reply
I'm stickin to showers it's like spraying I can't believe it's not a shower on me I'm good lol
2 years ago·Reply