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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#87: The Buttered Toast Phenomenon & Buttered Cat Paradox

September 10th, 2019 · 9 minutes

If toast always lands butter-side down, and cats always land on their feet, what happens when a cat falls off a table with a piece of toast strapped to its back?

#86: The Great Exhibition and Crystal Palace

August 27th, 2019 · 11 minutes

The first (official) World's Fair — and the building that housed it — were both incredible feats for their day.

#85: World's Fairs

August 13th, 2019 · 9 minutes

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.

#84: Balloonfest '86

August 1st, 2019 · 8 minutes

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.

#83: Plastic Flamingos and Garden Gnomes

July 16th, 2019 · 9 minutes

There are a wide range of garden decorations out there, but some are far classier than others.

#82: Reading Rainbow

July 2nd, 2019 · 9 minutes

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

#81: High Fives

June 18th, 2019 · 9 minutes

High fives can be used as a rad greeting or a sick burn, and they can even help you keep from getting sick.

#80: The Winchester Mystery House

June 4th, 2019 · 8 minutes

San Jose, California is home to the Winchester Mystery House, a sprawling mansion built over nearly four decades.

#79: The Seventh-inning Stretch

May 21st, 2019 · 8 minutes

If you think baseball is boring and slow, there is good news: you get to take a break, even as a fan!

#78: Rain of Animals

May 7th, 2019 · 9 minutes

It isn't cats and dogs, but rains including fish, frogs and spiders have been recorded around the world.