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.

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#69: Times Square Ball

January 1st, 2019 · 12 minutes

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.

#68: Hermitage Cats & The Chief Mouser

December 18th, 2018 · 9 minutes

From a Russian art museum to 10 Downing Street, cats are hard at work, keeping mice at bay.

#67: The Great Canadian Maple Syrup Heist

November 20th, 2018 · 8 minutes

Between 2011 and 2012, nearly 3,000 tons of maple syrup were stolen from the International Strategic Reserve. Yes, that's a thing.

#66: Pneumatic Tube Mail in New York City

November 6th, 2018 · 12 minutes

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.

#65: The Raising of Chicago

October 23rd, 2018 · 11 minutes

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.

#64: Chemtrails

October 10th, 2018 · 11 minutes

We've all seen the vapor trails left behind by jets as they streak across the sky, but are these clouds good or bad?

#63: Challenge Coins

September 25th, 2018 · 11 minutes

From World War I to podcasts today, challenge coins makes those who hold them far cooler.

#62: The 11 foot 8 Bridge

September 11th, 2018 · 11 minutes

The Norfolk Southern–Gregson Street Overpass is Internet famous for destroying the trucks of oblivious drivers.

#61: The Coca-Cola Company

September 1st, 2018 · 14 minutes

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.

#60: The Cola Wars and New Coke

August 14th, 2018 · 20 minutes

At the height of a marketing battle with Pepsi, the Coca-Cola Corporation did the unthinkable and changed an American icon.