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Jason Plautz

Writes about: Movies , politics , Pop Culture , Sports
Jason Plautz started as an intern for mentalfloss.com in 2007 and now does quizzes and posts about politics, sports, movies, and anything else that crosses his radar. Based in Washington D.C., he writes for InsideClimate News and has had work appear on TheAtlantic.com, Pacific Standard, and National Journal. He hopes that someday he'll see a Northwestern bowl win and any Cleveland championship, but is not optimistic about either.
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Five Sports That Should Become Popular in America (and how it can happen)
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A plea for help: My problems with radio interference
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Signs your HGH injections might be fake
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Obesity, Global Trade and Beer Prices: Why the Farm Bill is actually cool
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When is an animal more than an animal?
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All Knotted Up: Culture's Great Tiebreakers
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How Climate Change is Messing with Sports
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Four (former) Interns and the Employers Who Won't Rehire Them
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Question of the Day: Can Spicy Foods Kill You?
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C-SPAN Uncensored: Washington's Dirty Mouths and Minds
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Sports' Most Miserable Fans
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6 Sports Too Deadly for Gym Class
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Longevity from Bees, Headgear that's cool, and Why Cavemen are Sexy
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Does Pavlov Live on in DJ Casper? Convince Me I'm Wrong.
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Chocolate Toothpaste, Paper-thin Batteries and the Resurgence of the Dodo (the bird, not your neighbor)?
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How Do You Advertise a Movie with No Name?
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Firefighting Beetles, Polite Phones and Even More Polite Primates
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Four Pieces of Land Not Worth Fighting Over (But That Never Stopped Anyone)
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8 Surprising College Roommates
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Joking Robots, Fat-Detecting Chairs and a Suddenly Shrinking Lake
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Sticks and Stones May Break Bones...
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My Minor League Promotion Roadtrip
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Tornado Power, Shape-Shifting Planes and Why You Look Like Your Spouse
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In the Can: 6 Canned Foods We're Reluctant to Try
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Spacesuits Go Spandex, Harry Potter Goes Green and Checkers Gets Solved!
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Five Ballpark Promotions That Went Wrong
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From the Cellar Vault: Animal Spies
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Relief for Couch Potatoes, Canine Contraceptives and One Charmingly Alarming Solution
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Did Children's Programming Ruin my Life?
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The Priceless Potty, the Jiffy Boob Job and the Squid/Octopus Hybrid
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Update: Lake Case Closed
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Peanut Butter Diamonds, Air-Conditioned Shirts and On-Demand Amnesia
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A Brief History of Hooch
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The Worst Internship Possible
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The Disappearing Lake, Gecko Tape and the 5-Second Rule Debunked
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Steve Blass' Horrible, Terrible, No Good, Very Bad Disease
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Bee Karaoke, Green Blood, and why Global Warming is causing kittens!
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