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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#19: The Caning of Charles Sumner

February 15th, 2017 · 10 minutes

On May 22, 1856, Preston Brooks attacked Charles Sumner on the floor of the U.S. Senate, striking him repeatedly with a cane until he was unconscious.

#18: Centralia, Pennsylvania

February 1st, 2017 · 13 minutes

Get out your maps! We're going to a mining town.

Or what's left of one, at least.

#17: Concorde

January 18th, 2017 · 17 minutes

London to New York in three hours. Welcome to Concorde.

#16: D. B. Cooper

January 4th, 2017 · 25 minutes

On November 24, 1971, a hijacker parachuted out of the back of a Boeing 727 and into the history books.

#15: Festivus

December 23rd, 2016 · 6 minutes

We find tinsel distracting.

#14: The Philadelphia Experiment

December 7th, 2016 · 10 minutes

Some claim the United States Navy was experimenting with electromagnetism in 1943. Stories say it rendered a ship invisible and teleported it over 200 miles.

#13: Flat Earth Societies

November 23rd, 2016 · 7 minutes

Not everyone believes the planet beneath our feet is spherical. The groups have been around for centuries, and survive today, thanks to the Internet.

#12: Spontaneous Human Combustion

November 10th, 2016 · 8 minutes

Are you ever concerned that a loved one may burst into flames in their sleep? You probably don't have to worry about spontaneous human combustion. Probably.

#11: Non-human Electoral Candidates

October 26th, 2016 · 9 minutes

Republicans and Democrats have you down this election cycle? Why not consider a non-human candidate?

#10: The 1904 Summer Olympics

October 12th, 2016 · 11 minutes

The Games of the III Olympiad were marred by exploitation, experimentation and a near-deadly marathon.