Joined: Nov 21, 2012
Jason Plautz is an award-winning journalist based in Denver, covering the environment, politics, and the intersection of the two.
Where Does NFL Fine Money Go?
Miss Flame in the Bedroom with the Shoe: 4 Board Games that Changed With The Culture
11 Director's Cuts That Changed a Movie's Plot
Why They Stopped Using Real Pistols to Start Olympic Races
Before flying out of the starting blocks—and ultimately taking Olympic gold in the 100-meter race for the third time—Jamaica's Usain Bolt was met not with the fire of a pistol, but a noise triggered by an electronic gun.
11 Classic Nicknames (And the People Who Hated Them)
We've all been given a nickname we weren't too fond of. These public figures can relate.
The Time "Ten Cent Beer Night" Went Horribly Wrong
“There was no question that beer played a great part in the affair.”
15 Sets of Athletic Twins
There may be plenty of sibling athletes, but it's twice as nice for these 15 pairs of twins from the world of sports.
11 Stats That Don't Show Up in the Box Score
These unofficial stats may not be as illuminating, but they're certainly more fun.
5 Stats That Might Mean Less Than You Think
We're living in the golden age of statistics for sports geeks.
11 Unusually Shaped Coins
Sure, state quarters and presidential dollar coins may be fun. But for a truly unique coin, you need to think outside the box—or the circle, as it were—and come up with a truly original shape.
11 People Who Died in the U.S. Capitol
Why Don't We Celebrate Washington's Birthday On His Birthday?
Happy Washington's Birthday! Oh, did you think we were celebrating Presidents' Day? In fact, the federal holiday on the third Monday in February is officially known as Washington's Day to celebrate the birthday of the first president.
11 Original Songs That Were Cut From Their Movies
Maybe they didn't fit the tone of the film they were supposed to appear in. Maybe the director just couldn't find a place for them. Whatever the reason, these 11 songs never made it into the movies they were intended for.
Why the NFL Can't Play on Friday and Saturday (and Other Times Congress Interfered with Football)
This season, the NFL added a weekly Thursday night game, which puts professional football on TV three nights a week. Later on, after the bulk of the college football season is over, Saturday will also be in the mix—but for now, the league has to stay away
11 Debuts That Got Booed
11 Debuts That Got Booed