The Most "Oh God Why?" Wikipedia Pages
Inspired by our fellow Art Attack writer Craig Hlavaty's take on the weirdest entries on Wikipedia, we decided to trot out our own list.
Maybe we're jaded from years of Rocky Horror and two days' worth of dildo research, but we're intrigued by entries that make you say, "Why on Earth would you tell people that exists!?"
Restoration device: We are not even going to get into the pros and cons of circumcision, but we are going to say that it doesn't matter if a harem of Zooey Deschanels from various alternate universes knock on our door and offer us a banquet of depravity if only we'll undertake the restoration of our foreskin, you aren't getting that device anywhere near our dick.
Kidnapping of Colleen Stan: In the late '70s, Colleen Stan was just a normal 20-year-old girl hitchhiking to a friend's birthday party. She got into the car of Cameron Hooker, who she deemed safe since he had his wife and baby along. Thus started seven years of being held captive under the couple's bed as a sex slave for Hooker, a stint that included torture and brainwashing her into believing she was being watched by an all-powerful, sadistic organization named the Company. We ran across this page while researching the name of local band Black Leather Jesus, and haven't been the same since.
Slow slicing: Though the punishment was likely talked up to much longer and worse than it actually was, slow slicing in China still involved methodically cutting your condemned prisoner one slash at a time, possibly while removing things that are definitely supposed to stay attached to you. Some emperors are reported to have ordered the punishment to continue for three days.