Did you hear about the World's Dirtiest Man?

The 94-year-old Iranian was in the news this week because he recently passed away. The man hadn't showered for six decades! His friends finally got him to take a bath a couple of months ago, and apparently, the cleanliness was simply too much. That, or the fact that the dirty old dude liked to smoke animal dung out of a pipe. Um, gross.

Dirty jobs in Montana.

I'm sure you're familiar with the TV show Dirty Jobs, hosted by Mike Rowe. He's filmed a couple of episodes of the show in Big Sky Country over the years, and Aaron Flint from our News Talk station shared a piece about Rowe's visit to Montana earlier this summer.

As you know, plenty of Montanans have dirty jobs. Here's a list of the dirtiest. 

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Wildland firefighter.

These guys and gals get incredibly dirty and showers in the wild can be a rarity. Soot, smoke, ash, and sweat make things pretty filthy.

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Underground miner.

Mines are dark, dirty places.

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Politician.

Say what you will about whatever party you support... at the end of the conversation, we'll both agree that most politicians are oftentimes quite dirty.

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Farmer/Rancher

Wheat chaff, dusty fields, mud, calving season, spreading manure, spraying herbicides, and long, greasy days in the shop. Yeah, farming is downright dirty.

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OnlyFans

"Dirty" can imply different things to different folks and there is a 100% chance that men and women in Montana are making money on this popular platform.

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Mechanic.

I occasionally attempt to do basic auto repairs myself. Every time I do, I realize how dirty this job is. Crawling under vehicles with rust, dirt, and chunks of grease falling in your face sucks.

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Photo by Jeffrey Blum on Unsplash
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Asphalt worker.

It's hot, it's sticky, and it smells bad. You typically work in the 95-degree summertime heat, and dust blowing everywhere. Road construction is certainly very dirty work.

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Stay-at-home mom.

Mom's deal with the grossest stuff. Kid poop, dog puke, and a thousand other disgusting situations make this a seriously dirty gig.

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CNA.

Nursing in real life is nowhere near as glamorous as it's portrayed on television. They deal with so many gross things that most of us never consider. Hat's off to Montana's nurses, CNAs, and caregivers.

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MSU or UM dorm janitor.

My friend told me she earned money in college by working as a dorm janitor. Without sharing too many dirty details, she said it was pretty disgusting. You can imagine.

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Painter.

Painting may not seem particularly dirty until you remember all of the filthy prep work that goes into it. Sanding and scraping create an amazing amount of dust and dirt that somehow ends up covering every inch of your body.

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HVAC technicians and plumbers.

The stock photo above is deceiving because these workers frequently encounter some of the dirtiest places around. Nasty, moldy, spider-infested crawl spaces. Attics filled with bird poop or mice droppings. Itchy insulation.

Do you or your spouse have a dirtier job? Tell me about it. Michael.Foth@TownSquareMedia.com

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