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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#112: The Water Speed Record

September 8th, 2020 · 16 minutes

For over a century, people have tried to go faster and faster in water-based vehicles, turning to things like jet engines to reach new speeds. Sadly, this race for the record has resulted in many terrible and tragic accidents.

#111: Rock Paper Scissors

August 11th, 2020 · 12 minutes

Rock Paper Scissors is an ancient way of solving problems and owning your friends.

#110: Geomagnetic Storms

July 28th, 2020 · 9 minutes

From time to time, the sun ejects plasma into space. If those particles hit Earth, some bad, bad things can happen.

#109: Viral Internet Challenges

July 14th, 2020 · 8 minutes

People do weird and sometimes dangerous things for their moment in the social media spotlight.

#108: Some Cool Winter Olympic Games

June 30th, 2020 · 8 minutes

This week: a PSA from Stephen (and a begrudging Myke) about how the Winter Olympics are the coolest games in town.

#107: The Olympic Flame & Torch Relay

June 16th, 2020 · 9 minutes

Every four years, a flame is lit in Greece and travels the world, lighting the way to the Olympic games.

#106: Project A119

June 2nd, 2020 · 8 minutes

The late 1950s were a weird time between the United States and the Soviet Union, like that one time both countries thought about nuking the moon.

#105: What REALLY Happened to the Titanic?

May 19th, 2020 · 12 minutes

In 1912, the world's largest passenger sank. Ever since, people have had theories about what happened.

#104: The Norwegian Butter Crisis

May 5th, 2020 · 10 minutes

The 2011 holiday season was almost ruined by a butter shortage in Norway. It was so serious people smuggled the spreadable staple in across the border to avoid tariffs.

#103: Even More Unusual Sports

April 21st, 2020 · 10 minutes

This week, Stephen and Myke cover three more weird sports — fox tossing, speed typing and rocket racing.