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Ungeniused is a show dedicated to covering the weirdest articles found on Wikipedia. Stephen Hackett and Myke Hurley are here to explain topics and share knowledge you'll never be able to use in real life. Hosted by Myke Hurley and Stephen Hackett.
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2019-08-14 14:56
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2019-08-13 15:00
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World's Fairs

World's fairs have been held for over 200 years to highlight advances in technology and progress as the nations continue to march toward the future.
Myke Hurley and Stephen Hackett author
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Balloonfest '86

It sounds like releasing 1.5 million balloons to raise money would be a good idea, but in 1986, the people of Cleveland, Ohio learned that it is not.
Myke Hurley and Stephen Hackett author
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Plastic Flamingos and Garden Gnomes

There are a wide range of garden decorations out there, but some are far classier than others.
Stephen Hackett and Myke Hurley author
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Reading Rainbow

Reading Rainbow was hugely influential on a generation of kids, but you don't have to take our word for it.
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High Fives

High fives can be used as a rad greeting or a sick burn, and they can even help you keep from getting sick.
Myke Hurley and Stephen Hackett author
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The Winchester Mystery House

San Jose, California is home to the Winchester Mystery House, a sprawling mansion built over nearly four decades.
Myke Hurley and Stephen Hackett author
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The Seventh-inning Stretch

If you think baseball is boring and slow, there is good news: you get to take a break, even as a fan!
Myke Hurley and Stephen Hackett author
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Rain of Animals

It isn't cats and dogs, but rains including fish, frogs and spiders have been recorded around the world.
Myke Hurley and Stephen Hackett author
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Started as a terrible codename by some high school friends in the early 1970s, 420 is now a worldwide phenomenon.
Myke Hurley and Stephen Hackett author
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Three More Unusual Sports

This time, Stephen and Myke discuss extreme ironing, lawn mower racing and egg tapping.
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Chicago Tylenol Murders

In 1982, a series of murders rocked the country and changed consumer packaging forever.
Myke Hurley and Stephen Hackett author
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Pi Day

Happy 3/14, everyone!
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Ungeniused 73: Rainbows

These optical phenomena can make anyone's day a little brighter.
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Ungeniused 72: The Future of Earth

One day, our Pale Blue Dot will become a fiery landscape of destruction.
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Ungeniused 71: Animals with Fraudulent Diplomas & The Work of F. D. C. Willard

Between diploma mills and lazy physicists, some animals have a pretty impressive educational status.
Myke Hurley and Stephen Hackett author
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Ungeniused 70: The National Geographic Society

From magazines to television, conservation and preservation, the The National Geographic Society has been working to make the world a better place since 1888.
Myke Hurley and Stephen Hackett author
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Ungeniused 69: Times Square Ball

Every January 1, New Yorkers count in the new year by dropping a ball. As it turns out, that's is more complicated than it would seem.
Myke Hurley and Stephen Hackett author
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Ungeniused 68: Hermitage Cats & The Chief Mouser

From a Russian art museum to 10 Downing Street, cats are hard at work, keeping mice at bay.
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Ungeniused 67: The Great Canadian Maple Syrup Heist

Between 2011 and 2012, nearly 3,000 tons of maple syrup were stolen from the International Strategic Reserve. Yes, that's a thing.
Myke Hurley and Stephen Hackett author
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Ungeniused 66: Pneumatic Tube Mail in New York City

Back in the day, some residents of New York City received their mail via a complex underground tube system. This episode was recorded live in Manhattan.
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Ungeniused 65: The Raising of Chicago

In the 1850s and 60s, engineers and crews worked to raise many of Chicago's buildings to help keep water from Lake Michigan out of the city. This episode was recorded live in Chicago, safely above the water line.
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Ungeniused 64: Chemtrails

We've all seen the vapor trails left behind by jets as they streak across the sky, but are these clouds good or bad?
Myke Hurley and Stephen Hackett author
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Ungeniused 63: Challenge Coins

From World War I to podcasts today, challenge coins makes those who hold them far cooler.
Myke Hurley and Stephen Hackett author
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Ungeniused 62: The 11 foot 8 Bridge

The Norfolk Southern–Gregson Street Overpass is Internet famous for destroying the trucks of oblivious drivers.
Myke Hurley and Stephen Hackett author
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Ungeniused 61: The Coca-Cola Company

From its origins after The Civil War to its mysterious ingredient list, we tackle all the Coca-Cola questions that have bubbled up since our previous episode.
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Ungeniused 60: The Cola Wars and New Coke

At the height of a marketing battle with Pepsi, the Coca-Cola Corporation did the unthinkable and changed an American icon.
Myke Hurley and Stephen Hackett author
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Ungeniused 59: Draft of Common Misconceptions

This week, we pick some of our favorite misconceptions people believe.
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Ungeniused 58: Hans Island

Hans Island is a small uninhabited island between Canada and Greenland, and is the center of one of the oddest (and most adorable) land disputes in modern times.
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Ungeniused 57: Left vs. Right-Hand Traffic

Why we drive on the side of the road we do, and why others do the opposite.
Myke Hurley and Stephen Hackett author
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Ungeniused 56: Glasgow Ice Cream Wars

In the 1980s, Glasgow-based drug cartels waged war on each other from ice cream vans.
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Ungeniused 55: Food Trucks and Ice Cream Vans

From chuckwagons after the Civil War to ultra-modern cuisine, food trucks have been part of the rural and urban landscape for decades.
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Ungeniused 54: Jack the Ripper

From 1888–1891, an unknown assailant killed five women in the East End of London, going down in history was one of the world's most famous serial killers.
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Ungeniused 53: Serial Killers

When it comes to serial killers, terminology and classifications are important things to understand.
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Ungeniused 52: Area 51

Area 51 is a highly classified U.S. Air Force Base that has been home to numerous avionic projects over the years, and is often at the center of some of the world's more outlandish conspiracy theories.
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Ungeniused 51: Toilet Paper Orientation

Recording live in Atlanta, this week Stephen and Myke talk about one of the great debates in modern culture: which way toilet paper should hang from its roll.
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Ungeniused 50: Pez

Everyone's favorite pocketable candy has a long history of making people smile.
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Ungeniused 49: Death by Coconut

A falling coconut can be deadly, but it's not as common as a tragedy as the press makes it out to be.
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Ungeniused 48: The Boeing 2707: America’s Answer to Concorde

America wasn't going to take Europe's supersonic transport project lying down. The federal government helped fund the Boeing 2707, a response to Concorde that would never fly.
Myke Hurley and Stephen Hackett author
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Ungeniused 47: The New England Vampire Panic

Today, we all know vampires are fictional, but in the late 1800s, many believed they inflicted disease on their still-alive family members.
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Ungeniused 46: The Presidential State Car

Sitting Presidents have a pretty set of wheels, but they aren't allowed to drive.
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Ungeniused 45: Valentine's Day

Is it a day to celebrate love, or a scam by greeting card companies? Dive into this and the weird history of Valentine's Day this week with Stephen and Myke, who neglected to exchange gifts to mark the holiday.
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Ungeniused 44: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch and Friendly Floatees

The Pacific Ocean may be home to a giant soupy mass of plastic and chemicals, but far more adorable litter has ridden its waves in the past, too.
Myke Hurley and Stephen Hackett author
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Ungeniused 43: Emoji

Stephen is joined by Jeremy Burge, the founder of Emojipedia, to discuss the small images that define so many of our digital conversations.
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Ungeniused 42: Helicopter Prison Escapes

Prison escapes via helicopter may seem cool, but they rarely end well.
Myke Hurley and Stephen Hackett author
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Ungeniused 41: Y2K

It was feared that the year 2000 would arrive with worldwide calamity as the computers in our homes to the systems running our nation's power grid and nuclear power plants ground to a halt. Thankfully, that didn't happen, thanks to the work of software...
Myke Hurley and Stephen Hackett author
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Ungeniused 40: Film and Television Accidents

Creating movies and TV shows can be a dangerous business.
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Ungeniused 39: The Max Headroom Broadcast Signal Intrusion

The story of Max Headroom spans from a science fiction character in a made-for-TV movie to the central character in an infamous TV signal hijacking in the late 1980s.
Myke Hurley and Stephen Hackett author

Ungeniused 38: The World’s Longest-Lasting Light Bulbs

The world's oldest working light bulb was first lit in 1901, but as it turns out, there's some drama surrounding that fact.
Myke Hurley and Stephen Hackett author

Ungeniused 37: Small Animal Racing

People have raced hamsters, pigs and even turtles for years. Dive into the world of illegal betting on backyard race tracks and ... whatever it is turtles do when they are in competition with one another.
Myke Hurley and Stephen Hackett author

Ungeniused 36: The Collyer Brothers

The sad tale of two siblings who lived their entire lives together and died just feet apart from one another.
Myke Hurley and Stephen Hackett author