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8 Behaviors You Don't See In Mainstream Society

Even though most of us try to lead as normal lives as possible, there are plenty of individuals on the planet who behave in really strange ways. Check out a few of the weirdest habits that mainstream society doesn't really understand, and watch the new season of"Taboo," which looks closer at things that we look away from, Sundays at 10PM on the National Geographic Channel.

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1. Drinking Gasoline

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Chen Jejun lives in the Shuijiang municipality in China, and he's been drinking gasoline for about 42 years. He took his first sips in 1969, after a cough left him with sharp pains in his chest. The kerosine alleviated his discomfort within a day, and based on the fact that he ingests between 3 to 3.5 liters every month, he's consumed approximately 1.5 tons of fuel.

2. Spending $4,000 On A Doll

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A new trend among adult women is spending up to $4,000 on the creation of what's called a "Reborn" doll, and then caring for it as genuinely and carefully as they would a real child. The dolls are made out of soft vinyl, and their bodies are stuffed so they actually feel like real babies when held. Additionally, they have mohair on their heads and on their eyelids, and women can purchase a heartbeat or have a motorized device placed inside the doll so it will appear to be breathing.

3. Human Sacrifices

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Human sacrifices don't happen in America too much these days, but there are reports of them still occurring in Uganda. The government claims "ritual murders" (as it's modernly called) are still happening because people believe that practicing witchcraft is the best way for them enhance their prosperity and get rich quickly.

4. Claiming You Don't Need To Eat Or Drink

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Prahlad Jani claims he hasn't eaten anything in 70 years. He explains that the only water he consumes is when he absorbs it through a hole in his palate. Jani's been studied and monitored various times over the course of his life (for 15 days at a time), and medical professionals have seen him gargle water and take baths, but never eat a thing. Some people believe he's a deity, but many more people are determined to prove he's a fraud.

5. Being Sexually Stimluated By Urine

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There are all kinds of fetishists out there, but one of the least understood ones is called urolagnia. It is a term that describes people who are sexually aroused by urine, and can involves getting pleasure out of watching people urinate or urinating on other people...which sounds pretty intense.

6. Attending Funerals Of People You Didn't Know

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Luis Squarisi is credited with attending every single funeral in his town of Batatais for the past 20 years. He claims he became addicted to the memorial services after his father died in 1983, at which point he started calling the hospitals and the local funeral homes to find out what other services he could go to. He even quit his job so he could spend more time grieving the loss of other people's loved ones.

7. Animal Hoarding

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Animal hoarding is when people keep more pets than they can afford or properly care for. The hoarders believe they are helping the animals they rescue, but the conditions the creatures live in are often unsanitary and inhumane because of how many there are.

8. Addictions To Heavy Metal Music

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Obviously we all love music, but we don't freak out when we can't listen to it or consider an addiction to music to be serious. Roger Tullgren of Sweden does though, and it seems he's so addicted to heavy metal music that he can't lead a normal life because of all the concerts he has to attend to satisfy his cravings. But after 10 years of trying to get his addiction recognized as a handicap, Sweden's Employment Service now gives him money every month in place of a steady salary.