Thursday, January 26, 2017

Shower Time?



This man hasn't showered in 12 years, and he doesn't smell...



Dan Whitlock, a chemical engineer believes that humans don’t need to shower to be healthy, and that a daily soap scrub may actually remove a beneficial type of bacteria that keeps the bacteria that contribute to body odour in check.

He sprays himself with an odourless fluid he invented, called 'Mother Dirt AO+ Mist’ containing bacteria that are intended to eat the ammonia in our sweat.



How often do you shower, Bitches?

27 comments:

  1. Are those 'before' and 'after' pics? If so, I'm definitely keeping to my once-a-day shower or bath routine, thank you!

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    1. MR. DeVICE: We hope that by now you’ve replaced your “pink loofah/body mop/nylon netting shower pom pom on a string thingamy.”

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    2. I have a white "loofah/body mop/nylon netting shower pom pom on a string thingamy” now, but I miss Pinky...

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    3. MR. DeVICE: Well there’s your Crimbo pressie sorted.

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  2. Depends on the season and humidity and type of activities involved. As often as I need to wash away the filth!

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    1. EROS: There’s no washing away the filth you pick up here on Infomaniac!

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  3. After reading about Mr Whitlock, I feel I need a shower. STAT!

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    1. LX: I hope your cats’ predilection for fresh faucet water doesn’t extend to the shower stall.

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  4. Oh honey. Whats this? Whats happening? Whats going on here??

    **places perfectly puckered kisses on Mistress feet as is proper**

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    1. DAMIEN: Have a cold shower and get back to us.

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    2. Showered. Still not happy with Man #2. Man #1 is preferable.

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    3. DAMIEN: Beggars can’t be choosers.

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  5. Every morning without fail.... it's the only way to wake up, plus I'm always hopeful about who I might find in my shower cubicle.
    Sx

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    1. MISS SCARLET: Aiden Turner without his towel?

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  6. Blogger flushed my previous comment ...

    Is Mr Whitlock working for NASA by chance ? I mean, Astro~, Cosmo~ & Taiko~Nauts are huamns in a can without the possibility to wash themselves. So his "Mother Dirt" [!] "rethinking "clean"" may be on Mars soon. Or at least on that moon village the Chinese will built next year.
    One can only hope that Whitlock's bacteria will not mutate ... Perhaps this was alraedy the plot of a SciFi-novel ? IDV may know.

    Personally I prefer a hot bath, either in the late morning or in the early evening.

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    1. MAGO: Most people, except very rich people, didn’t use soap until about the second half of the 19th century.

      In large families, everyone used to bathe in a big zinc laundry tub. You had to bathe in the bath water of the previous family member. The soap was a mixture of lye and lard.

      I feel dirty just thinking about it.

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    2. From the second half of the 19th century onwards soap was affordable, it became a mass-product. I think Solvay has some connection to this, but don't know for sure.
      In medieval times we had public baths - they used soap. The Romans did too.
      Only when Pest / cholera and syphilis came to Europe the public baths were closed / fell out of fashion. Also the use of water and soap in general. The medical theory of the early modern period held that water and soap would open up the body for those germs causing the pestilence. So better "close" the body, for example by using a lot of powder. The smelly times were the late 16th, 17th and 18th centuries.
      But Louis XIV. had it for luxury soap - I'm sure he smelled like a violet ...
      I do not know exactly how soap is made, but I think it was mostly ashes from wood, or "Pottasche", or Kali cooked with something fatty, be it from an animal or a plant. The job of the Seifensieder was not the best, pretty smelly, and it involved the handling of animal carcasses.

      Now and then I have handmade luxury soap, rarely bathing salts, ach ...

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  7. I don't think I'd want to get within about 100 yards of Mr Whitlock's groin area (nor, in fact, any area of him) to check out his theory.

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  8. Rarely. I don't care for the shower, I like to immerse myself in warm water daily,

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    1. Z: Perhaps you’d like to join Mago?

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  9. I arouse at 7am, drag myself out of bed and sit on the bedroom chair in my dressing gown with the hood up and slippers on and gaze into space waiting for the maid to bring tea in at 07:02 my maid of all work knows better then to come barging in with a rousing chorus of Good Morning, Good Morning she only made that mistake once, at 07:20 feeling slightly more human I make my way to the bathroom and get showered. I take a shower at night too but if I really can't be arsed with a night time shower then a brief yet fulsome wash of my pits and undercarriage at the sink with a hot flannel and I like a bath on Sunday night.

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    1. MITZI: Pits and undercarriage… in other words, a “whore’s bath.”

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    2. If I'm between men a cursory was with a wet wipe will do followed by a liberal spray of Charles Of The Ritz.

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  10. i might be open to the top bloke smelly a tad gamey, but mr. whitlock would need to smell like a fucking field of flowers for me to even turn my head.

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    1. NORMA: The real deal-breaker is that Dan’s bookshelves are untidy.

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