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Who is the world's dirtiest man?

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January 04, 2012 7:23AM

In my opinion this distinction has to go to Bert: the chimney sweep from Mary Poppin stories.

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At the end of the American Civil War may hobos roamed the countryside. One was the Leather man. he never bathed and you could apparently smell him coming from a mile away as he never bathed or changed his leather outfit. Monks in the middle ages were also credited with a lack of hygiene. A truly "holy" monk could have an "odor of sanctity" that was noticeable a mile away.