Rituals and customs from around the globe.
|"Skin Deep" Repeatedly cutting skin to create the effect of crocodile skin; a tribe of people's belief in physical perfection is so deep that some individuals kill their babies. (Repeat)||NGC|
|"Trial by Fire" Many traditional cultures require boys to pass through initiations of pain and fear in order to become men. (Repeat)||NGC|
|"Creature Cures" Using creatures like leeches, baboon claws and bees to cure common ailments. (Repeat)||NGC|
|"Proving Ground" Measuring people's worth by the ability to overcome the fight-or-flight instinct. (Repeat)||NGC|
Rituals and customs accepted in one culture may be thought of as downright bizarre in another. ``Taboo'' delves into that dichotomy, taking viewers across cultural borders to explore traditional beliefs and deliberate lifestyle choices, ranging from body modification and gender decisions to nudity and spiritual quests that test the limits of the human body.
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