So, I wanted to try one of Bright's challenges, specifically the one about trying to combine two items on the cliche list. I got "something wat is spherical" and "something wat makes u go crazy". I wrote this up a while ago and have been tinkering with it, and wanted to hopefully get some feedback on tone, wording, stuff like that before I post it to the main site.
So the only way I could think of justifying a sphere that makes people go crazy was if it was the fact that it is a sphere itself that does it. As in, it is too spherical. A mathematically perfect sphere is impossible to physically construct, since once you go down far enough there will be always be some kind of discontinuity. So whenever anyone measures its curvature or smoothness, they interpret the results as identical to a perfect sphere and it freaks them out. They become obsessed with whether or not it is a perfect sphere, at first being convinced that it isn't, using more and more extreme methods to disprove it, until eventually they accept that it must be, and then become obsessed with trying to replicate it, to the point of neglecting even the most basic needs.