Crazy Wikipedia Assignment, HELP!

#1
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!
 

ysabel

/ˈɪzəˌbɛl/ pink 5
#6
Remember, not only it shouldn't appear on wiki....it should be supported by 5 other (scholarly) sources.
 
#10
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!