Ungeniused is a show dedicated to covering the weirdest articles found on Wikipedia. Stephen Hackett and Myke Hurley dive into the strange corners of the world's most amazing website so you don't have to. Hosted by Myke Hurley and Stephen Hackett.


Ungeniused 19: The Caning of Charles Sumner  

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.

Ungeniused 18: Centralia, Pennsylvania  

Get out your maps! We're going to a mining town. Or what's left of one, at least.

Ungeniused 17: Concorde  

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

Ungeniused 16: D. B. Cooper  

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

Ungeniused 15: Festivus  

We find tinsel distracting.

Ungeniused 14: The Philadelphia Experiment  

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.

Ungeniused 13: Flat Earth Societies  

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

Ungeniused 12: Spontaneous Human Combustion  

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

Ungeniused 11: Non-human Electoral Candidates  

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

Ungeniused 10: The 1904 Summer Olympics  

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

Ungeniused 9: The Bermuda Triangle  

The Bermuda Triangle is a loosely-defined region in the western part of the North Atlantic Ocean, where a number of aircraft and ships are said to have disappeared under mysterious circumstances.

Ungeniused 8: The Principality of Sealand  

The Principality of Sealand is an unrecognized micronation off the coast of England with a very colorful history.

Ungeniused 7: The Emu War  

In 1932, farmers in western Australia were having their crops destroyed by a migrating emu population. Their solution? Soldiers armed with machine guns.

Ungeniused 6: The Hum  

The Hum is a phenomenon involving widespread reports of a persistent and invasive low-frequency humming, rumbling, or droning noise not audible to all people.

Ungeniused 5:  The World's Littlest Skyscraper  

There's more to the Newby-McMahon Building in Wichita Falls, Texas than meets the eye.

Ungeniused 4: Inventors Killed by Their Own Inventions  

History is full of people tragically killed by their own inventions. This episode is full of their stories.

Ungeniused 3: The Ghost Army & Inflatable Tanks  

During World War II, the United States Army deployed a divisions made up of artists armed with inflatable tanks, sound equipment and more, all designed to deceive and manipulate the enemy.

Ungeniused 2: Dancing Mania  

In mainland Europe between the 14th and 17th centuries, large groups of people would dance in the streets. Were they sick? Was it just a form of escape? Did someone curse them?

Ungeniused 1: Action Park  

Action Park claimed six lives in the 1980s. From water slides with loops to racing tracks on the sides of mountains, the amusement park's shocking history raises lots of questions about what was allowed at the time, and what people are willing to risk for a few shots of adrenaline.

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