Rudie Obias

Rudie Obias lives in Brooklyn, New York. He's a freelance writer interested in cinema, pop culture, science fiction, and web culture. His work can be found at,, UPROXX, io9,,, and, of course, Mental Floss. He is also a Co-Working Evangelist for Bat Haus Co-Working in Brooklyn.

20 Halloween-Like Traditions From Around the World
26 Actors Who Asked for Their Characters to Be Killed Off
Waffle House Kitchen Slang Explained
10 Musicians Who Refused to Let "Weird Al" Yankovic Parody Their Songs
21 Marvel Cinematic Universe Movie Locations to Visit in Real Life
8 Curious Recipes From the Depression Era
Horror Movies Inspired by Real-Life Events
Disneyland’s Disastrous Opening Day In 1955
10 Google Hangouts Easter Eggs
Jackie Robinson Facts
12 World-Class Museums You Can Visit Online
Ready to Cut the Cord? 12 Cost-Saving Alternatives to Cable
Tips for Stress-Free Holiday Planning
Bizarre Fast Food Pizzas from Around the World
12 Halloween-Like Traditions From Around the World
20 Halloween-Like Traditions From Around the World
'My So-Called Life' TV Show Facts
David Bowie’s 100 Favorite Books Offer a Peek Inside the Artist’s Mind
10 Characters Left Out of the Movie Adaptations of Popular Books
10 Clever Moments of TV Foreshadowing You Might Have Missed
7 International Names for American Products
9 Oscar Nominations That Were Revoked
Turn Your iPad Into a Typewriter With This Bluetooth Keyboard
8 Sequels That Received Oscar Nominations for Best Picture
15 Memorable Oscar Firsts
15 Facts About Rushmore On Its 20th Anniversary
20 Brilliant Jokes Hidden in Arrested Development
11 Forgotten Apple Products
11 Things You Might Not Know About Sports Night
11 Screenwriters Who Hated Their Own Movies
11 Browser Extensions That Can Save You Money Every Time You Shop Online
10 Actors Who Regretted Leaving Hit TV Shows
25 Amazing Netflix Hacks to Enhance Your Viewing Experience
15 Actors Who Could've Played Han Solo
13 Forgotten Sequels to Popular TV Shows
Business Class: 20 Products That Will Upgrade Any Home Office
11 Movies Based on Poems
24 Organizing Products to Make Smarter Use of Your Closet Space
10 Super Facts About Jessica Jones
10 Cool Facts About Curling
10 Things You Didn’t Know Your Video Game Console Could Do
6 New Events Will Debut At This Year’s Winter Olympics in PyeongChang
20 Star Wars Movie Locations You Can Visit in Real Life
12 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do With Your Streaming Devices
12 Halloween Traditions From Around the World
15 Forgotten Video Game Mascots From the 1990s
20 Things You Might Not Have Known About Firefly
10 Hit Songs That Were Almost Never Released
How to Tell If Your Connection is Not Private
Hidden Bar in New York City's Grand Central Reopens


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