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Stuff of Genius: The Book Nobody Can Read: Codex Seraphinianus

Experience the imaginary world of Luigi Serafini, as Christian presents the art, typography and content of this legendary unreadable book.

Stuff of Genius: Who invented the nicotine patch?

The nicotine patch has helped thousands of smokers kick the habit, but where did it come from? Tune in to learn more about the man behind the nicotine patch (and how he figured it out) in this episode.

Stuff of Genius: What's So Genius About The Wire?

David Simon created "The Wire," often described as the best television show ever made. Learn why the program is regarded so highly and how Simon was awarded a "genius grant" after creating it.

Inventor Patents Typhoon Busting Submarine

Koichi Kitamura has filed a patent for typhoon busting submarines. Learn more about Kitamura & his invention on Stuff of Genius.

Stuff of Genius: Raymond Damadian and the MRI

Today the MRI is a crucial piece of technology, and its ability to scan the human body in a noninvasive way makes it an invaluable diagnostic tool. But who built it, and how does it work? Tune in to find out.

Stuff of Genius: There's An App For That: Cockroach Mind Control

Christian talks to Greg Gage from Backyard Brains about the future of neuroscience and an invention that can remote control a live cockroach with a smart phone.

Deciphering Da Vinci's Cover Letter

Leonardo Da Vinci wrote a great cover letter to Ludovico Sforza. Learn more about the letter at Stuff of Genius.

Stuff of Genius: Larry, Sergey and the Stuff of Searching Genius

Today, Google is one of the world's most well-known, influential companies. But how did it get its start? Tune in and learn how two Stanford graduate students took their Stuff of Genius from a garage to people across the globe.

Stuff of Genius: Standard Time

Although you may not have heard of Sir Sandford Fleming, his Stuff of Genius influences every second of your life. Turn back the clock and take a look at the man who standardized time in this episode.

Tongues of Living Flame: Nikola Tesla and the Pan American Exposition of 1901

Nikola Tesla proved the superiority of alternating current at the Pan-American Exposition in 1901. Learn more at Stuff of Genius.

Stuff of Genius: The Junk Food King

During World War II, William Mitchell made a discovery that led to the emergence of junk food for the masses. Learn how tapioca led to pop rocks in this episode.

Homogeneous Demographics in the 2013 Nobel Laureates

The average Nobel laureate in 2013 is 71, American and male. Learn more about Nobel laureate demographics at Stuff of Genius.

Stuff of Genius: Mad Genius: Wade Davis and Haitian Zombies

World explorer Wade Davis discovered a Haitian poison used to make "zombie" thralls. Find out the potion's key ingredient and how popular culture has twisted the origin of the zombie myth.

Stuff of Genius: Stuff Behind the Scenes: October 26, 2013

Christian Sager goes behind-the-scenes of Stuff of Genius and answers audience questions and suggestions.

Stuff of Genius: 5 Ways to Hack Your Wedding

Learn about five everyday genius ways to make your wedding easier and less expensive.

10 Weird Inventions That Made Millions

Some inventions make things easier for us. Some cause revolutions that forever change the course of human history. Others play catchy songs out of the mouth of a plastic fish mounted on a plaque.

10 Accidental Inventions You Won't Believe

In an era of constant innovation and discovery, we may not realize that most inventions take years to develop. But sometimes, all it takes is an accident. Here are 10 inventions we'd never be able to enjoy if not for an apparent mistake.

10 Future Inventions Everyone's Been Waiting For

Hey future, hurry up. We've been daydreaming about invisibility suits and hoverboards for decades. Here are some more inventions that we really hope materialize.

Top 10 Technological Innovations in TV Broadcasting

Television is a huge part of modern life, but it's a constantly evolving medium. Which developments in the tech behind TV have taken the boob tube to new levels?

Stuff of Genius: Aspirin

When chemist Felix Hoffman attempted to lessen his father's chronic stomach pain, he discovered aspirin. Learn more about Hoffman's astonishing career in this episode.