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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#124: The Halifax Explosion

March 9th, 2021 · 15 minutes

In December 1917, two ships collided in Halifax Harbor. The resulting explosion killed over 1,600 people, injured another 9,000 and leveled everything within a 1.6 mile radius.

#123: Decimal Day

February 23rd, 2021 · 14 minutes

After decades of false starts, in 1971 the United Kingdom moved to a decimalized monetary system. Leading up to the change, banks had to take on massive amounts of work and people across the country had to get used to new coins and updated prices for goods.

#122: Dazzle Camouflage

February 9th, 2021 · 14 minutes

During World War I and II, the U.S. and Royal Navies turned to camouflage as a way to protect their ships and planes. One such method was a little more ... exciting than the others.

#121: The Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster

January 26th, 2021 · 13 minutes

On January 28, 1986 the space shuttle Challenger broke up after launch, killing seven crew members, including one school teacher.

#120: Sandboarding

January 12th, 2021 · 11 minutes

If shredding fresh powder is just too mainstream for you, this could be the sport for you.

#119: The Battle of Palmdale

December 15th, 2020 · 9 minutes

When your Navy drone runs away, calling the Air Force isn't always the best idea.

#118: Black Friday

December 1st, 2020 · 12 minutes

It's the most ... terrible time of the year.

#117: The Dead Sea

November 17th, 2020 · 7 minutes

As its name implies, there is a lot of weird stuff going on with the Dead Sea.

#116: Government Cheese

November 3rd, 2020 · 9 minutes

Sometimes, Uncle Sam has to step in and rescue the dairy industry.

#115: The Waffle House Index

October 20th, 2020 · 8 minutes

When it comes to assessing storm damage, keeping an eye on cheap breakfast food may be the best way to do things.