Taboo

February 2019
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Season 9 Episode 1 - Bizarre Burials

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Death comes inevitably to us all. How societies celebrate their loved ones' passing varies dramatically from place to place. In Gurgaon, India, an 82-year-old nun voluntarily fasts to the death in a religious ritual, attended by her children; a Taiwanese man honors his dead father with exotic dancers gyrating at the graves...
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Season 9 Episode 10 - Strange Syndromes

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A woman eats mountains of junk food but can't put on weight. A young man's body is huge on one side and skinny on the other. Their looks and behavior seem bizarre to many, and some treat them as taboo.
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Season 9 Episode 11 - Ugly

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Who decides who is beautiful and who is not? Apparently, we all do. Standards of beauty differ across cultures, but it seems human beings may possess an innate preference for symmetrical faces. But imagine living without a face. In Texas, an electrical accident leaves Dallas Wiens' face grossly disfigured, and doctors atte...
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Season 9 Episode 12 - Weird Collections

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Collecting can be a harmless hobby, or it can become an obsession. In this episode, we look at extreme collectors: people that collect such vast quantities of unusual things that it impacts their lives, their relationships and their livelihood. Take the Las Vegas retired neurosurgeon who's spent over 30 years filling two h...
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Season 9 Episode 13 - Weird Weddings

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Marriage is as old as civilization, but today, some weddings turn their back on tradition. In Jamaica, nine couples tie the knot au naturale. While in California, the bride and groom are dressed, but it's even more bizarre - they're dogs. Some weddings can even be potentially deadly affairs. In Indonesia, a young man kidna...
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Season 9 Episode 2 - Changing Gender

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They are a happily married couple. Yet, all is not what it seems. When they met and fell in love, Ashley was a man... and Tony was a woman. Chris Tina Bruce calls herself a hybrid... neither male nor female. Call her Gender X or Gender Fuzzy, she is part of a gender revolution. He's athletic, masculine and would give most ...
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Season 9 Episode 3 - Devils And Demons

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Many cultures around the world believe evil can manifest in demonic spirits that enter a person's body. For some who believe, the only solution is an exorcism. In Phoenix, Arizona, a battle for the souls of those said to be possessed is being waged, not by priests, but by five teenage girls. In the Potosi silver mines of B...
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Season 9 Episode 4 - Extreme Bodies

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Many in the West practice body modification to some degree, whether it's ear-piercing or breast implants. But when people go to extremes with body modification, they provoke fear and disbelief. Take for example, the world's most pierced woman, Elaine Davidson, with her 8000+ piercings; Mary Jose Cristerna, with horn implan...
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Season 9 Episode 5 - Extreme Collectors

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Throughout history, people have expressed their passions and their personalities through their collections. But some collectors' passions cross the line into obsession. In London, Viktor Wynd fills his home with eccentric arrays of objects ranging from tiny human baby skeletons to shrunken heads. Calling them his children,...
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Season 9 Episode 6 - Nasty Jobs

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The grimy, nasty filth nobody wants to be around is an everyday sight for these dirty job cleaners. In Minneapolis, a team of heavy-duty house cleaners tackles a truly filthy foreclosed house, with one of the most disgusting basements you'll ever see - the laundry is full of cat feces, there's an appalling fridge freezer, ...
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