Wikipedia can be quite addictive. I started out reading this entry about Art Bell, who hosts a late-night radio show about UFOs and conspiracy theories. This led me to the entry on Whitley Streiber, an acclaimed horror writer who wrote a book about being abducted by aliens (long after he had achieved fame). That post led me to this guy — G. I. Gurdjieff — who was intent on getting humans to slow down and experience life.
You never know where you may end up while riding the wiki.