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TV episodes The Best Taboo Episodes  

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List of the best Taboo episodes, as voted on by other fans of the series. With so many memorable episodes of the show, it's hard to trust just one person's opinion of what the top Taboo episodes of all time are. Fans of Taboo are extremely passionate about the show, and there is often debate over which episodes are better than others. That's why this list exists- so you can vote for your favorites and we can find out once and for all what everyone thinks the best episode is.

A list made up of episodes like "Signs of Identity" and "Extreme Kids." What is the best Taboo episode of all time? Look below and find out.

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Sexuality is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Taboo Episodes
Sexuality Dec 02 2002 - Cross the line of defined gender and plunge into the lives of people living in the gray area of sexuality.

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Food is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Taboo Episodes
Food Sep 30 2002 - Savor the forbidden taste off taboo meals from around the globe, some hilarious others deadly serious. Find out why eating habits--like language--are a key definer of culture.

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Extreme Childhood is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Taboo Episodes
Extreme Childhood Jul 21 2004 - An 8-year-old trains as a boxer in Thailand; a 4-year-old becomes a virgin goddess in Nepal; a 13-year-old plants dynamite in Bolivian mines.

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Skin Deep is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Taboo Episodes
Skin Deep Aug 05 2007 - In Iceland's traditional Thorrablot celebration in February, a chef prepares rotting shark meat, goat's head and other hard to swallow dishes for their traditional buffet. And in India, an ...more

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Initiation Rituals is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Taboo Episodes
Initiation Rituals Aug 05 2007 - Systems of justice in different cultures are examined. Included: tribal justice in the West African nation of Togo and revenge killings in Albania.

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Gross Grub is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Taboo Episodes
Gross Grub Sep 13 2004 - A look at unusual eats around the world, including rotten fish heads; grilled guinea pig; and cheese with maggots.

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Rites of Manhood is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Taboo Episodes
Rites of Manhood Sep 20 2004 - Tests of manhood, including a scarification ritual, are examined.

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Witchcraft is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Taboo Episodes
Witchcraft Oct 28 2002 - Take a secret look at our darkest ritual - black magic. Explore the nature of power itself, and how it both elevates and corrupts our species.

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Rites of Passage is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Taboo Episodes
Rites of Passage Dec 30 2003 - Explore how different cultures mark milestones along the path of life.

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Beyond the Grave is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Taboo Episodes
Beyond the Grave Feb 17 2010 - In an effort to cope with death, we shroud it in ritual and surround it with taboos. And what one culture sees as a normal way to deal with the dead, for another might be forbidden. In Nepal, a ...more

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Drugs is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Taboo Episodes
Drugs Nov 11 2002 - Take a trip from traditional acceptance to modern rejection, exploring how drugs are used in ancient cultures and why they are prohibited in modern ones.

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Body Perfect is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Taboo Episodes
Body Perfect Nov 10 2003 - On the island off the coast of Indonesian Sumatra, the wife of the Mentawi tribe chieften, undergoes a teeth filing ritual to beautify herself. Her teeth are sharpen with a machete. In Los ...more

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Justice is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Taboo Episodes
Justice Oct 06 2003 - Taboo looks at rites of passage around the world including a boy's circumcision in South Africa, an Apache's girls ritual of womanhood, and American couple's journey into old age.

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Delicacies is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Taboo Episodes
Delicacies Oct 13 2003 - In Iceland's traditional Thorrablot celebration in February, a chef prepares rotting shark meat, goat's head and other hard to swallow dishes for their traditional buffet. And in India, an ...more

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Extreme Entertainers is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Taboo Episodes
Extreme Entertainers Jan 19 2004 - Entertainment in different cultures. Included: the training of a Japanese geisha; cross-dressing cabaret performers of Thailand; American circus sideshow performers who pierce their bodies with ...more

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Spirit World is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Taboo Episodes
Spirit World Jul 07 2004 - A look at the spirit world, and how it's represented in different cultures. Included: The Hindu festival of Thaipusam in Malaysia, where participants pierce themselves with steel skewers and ...more

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Gross Work is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Taboo Episodes
Gross Work Jan 27 2005 - Jobs involving death, disease and pestilence.

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After Death is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Taboo Episodes
After Death Nov 03 2003 - Death ceremonies from around the world are examined. Included: the Aghori sect in India embraces corpses in an effort to break the cycle of reincarnation; in Taiwan, bones are exhumed and ...more

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Extreme Living is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Taboo Episodes
Extreme Living Jun 30 2004 - Included: a priest in India and his wife who live with thousands of rats in a temple. Also: Christmas is celebrated in a Florida nudist resort; Filipinos sleep in graveyards and share their ...more

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Creature Cures is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Taboo Episodes
Creature Cures Oct 20 2003 - Unusual medical procedures include bee stings for arthritis; putting maggots in open wounds; medicine made from baboon claws; therapy with leeches.