Crazy Wikipedia Assignment, HELP!

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by daileym, Jul 18, 2008.

  1. daileym

    daileym New Member

    Hi all,

    For my honors writing class at my university, I am required to find a "creepy/ bizarre/ disturbing/ disgusting" topic that is NOT on Wikipedia.org! I must also be able to find at least five sources on the topic, and they must all be scholarly. I am not asking for help doing research; just making the point that the topic has to be broad enough to find adequate research regarding it.

    Sounds easy??? Wiki KNOWS everything, and I have been thinking for hours to no avail.

    If any of you have ANY suggestions I would be very appreciative! Thank you!
     

  2. ysabel

    ysabel /ˈɪzəˌbɛl/ pink 5

    That is not easy, lol. Any topic I can think of right now can be found in wiki. Goodluck!
     
  3. Obsessiforge

    Obsessiforge - Diderot Reborn -

    the concept of a nerdgasm is not found anywhere on wikipedia.
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    neither is that of "Rule 34"
     
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  4. Vincent_Valentine

    Vincent_Valentine Studley-Do-Right

    Would individual images count as sources? If so, there are plenty of sources.
     
  5. Obsessiforge

    Obsessiforge - Diderot Reborn -

    on wikipedia? theres no article on the rule itself
     
  6. ysabel

    ysabel /ˈɪzəˌbɛl/ pink 5

    Remember, not only it shouldn't appear on wiki....it should be supported by 5 other (scholarly) sources.
     
  7. Obsessiforge

    Obsessiforge - Diderot Reborn -

  8. Vincent_Valentine

    Vincent_Valentine Studley-Do-Right

    Scholarly sources consist of Scholarly Journals, Newspapers, Studies, Scholarly websites (.edu)
     
  9. Tainted_Glory

    Tainted_Glory Not a Scientologist

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  10. daileym

    daileym New Member

    Wow, thank you all so much for the quick replies! This is certainly not an easy assignment!

    Haha, and Rule 34 gave me quite a laugh! Unfortunately, due to the nature of this class I would like to avoid anything related to sex or porn.

    For now, I'm thinking that my best bet is the "Jerusalem Cricket." This little bug is certainly creepy, and wikipedia has little information on it.

    Did i mention that i have to write 8-10 pages? Should be fun. Feel free to keep giving me more ideas! I really appreciate the input

    Thanks again!
     

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