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Ungeniused

A Comedy and Education podcast featuring Myke Hurley
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On April 1, 1957, a BBC program ran a piece about a family in Switzerland who were farming ... spaghetti.
Flamingos are weird and pink and can fly and some are bigger than others and some are smaller than others.
This recording is about the world of food world records.
This time, Myke and Stephen explore the tiny, weird world of tardigrades.
The cable car system is a famous part of San Francisco, with history dating back over 150 years. In that time, a lot of things have changed about the system, but some haven't.
Almost 12 billion miles away from Earth, two spacecraft are speeding away from our Solar System, each carrying a small sample of what it means to be human.
Please enjoy this small collection of SPAM-related poems, as read by Stephen.
It's more than a food; it's a lifestyle.
Most people think of Microsoft in the 1990s as a juggernaut in the software industry, but that doesn't mean they didn't have some ... weird ... products that made it to market.
It's chess with punching. Or boxing with a chess board. It's hard to tell.
Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds ... especially if a rocket can be used.
By modern spacecraft standards Sputnik 1 was extremely basic, but it marked the start of the Space Race between the Soviet Union and the United States.
You may think being at the bottom of the world would be safe. Just keep an eye on sharp objects if a chess game goes sideways.
Need to find some drugs or a lost person or maybe a hidden weapon? We have the device just for you.
Who doesn't love a festive event with games, food, drinks and ... a deadly train collision that had been purposefully designed?
Rumor had it that a particular alligator had been a pet when it lived in Berlin, but that's probably not true.
If you've ever wondered about those funny little trucks used to deliver the mail, Stephen and Myke have you covered in this episode. Just be sure to bring a fire extinguisher...
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.
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 pric
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.
On January 28, 1986 the space shuttle *Challenger* broke up after launch, killing seven crew members, including one school teacher.
If shredding fresh powder is just too mainstream for you, this could be the sport for you.
When your Navy drone runs away, calling the Air Force isn't always the best idea.
It's the most ... terrible time of the year.
As its name implies, there is a lot of weird stuff going on with the Dead Sea.
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