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.

15 Famous Movie Hotels You Can Visit in Real Life
10 Outrageous TV Show Fan Theories
12 Unusual Drive-Through Services
'Super Mario Bros.'-Themed Pop-Up Bar Opens in Washington D.C.
The Hidden Meanings Behind 15 Company Names
11 Unexpected Starbucks Menu Items From Around the World
6 Strange Guided Tours From Around the World
'A Clockwork Orange' Author Anthony Burgess's 5 Favorite Dystopian Novels
21 First-Time Directors Nominated For An Academy Award
Need Help Filing Your Taxes? IBM's Watson Can Help
Chrome's New Update Makes Your Web Surfing Safer and Faster
Coming Soon: Hulu Will Add Offline Viewing Option
Watch the Song Recording Sessions from 10 Classic Disney Movies
8 Simple Ways to Speed Up Your Smartphone
12 Fictional Film and TV Languages You Can Actually Learn
A Robotic Exoskeleton Designed to Give the Elderly a Boost
Every Underground Subway Station in New York City Now Has Free Wi-Fi
Get an Up-Close Look at a Toilet Seat Art Museum
Smart Vending Machines Will Dispense Locally Sourced Food and Drinks
The Real People Who Inspired 8 Famous Superheroes
A 14-Year-Old and His Younger Brother Made a Holiday Card Printer Out of LEGO
This Honda-Designed Electric Car Has Its Own 'Emotions'
The Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts Easter Egg You May Have Missed
Snake-Like Robot from MIT Is Flexible, Customizable
Duke Students Have Developed a Robotic Nursing Assistant
The Silver Swan Automaton Will Visit London’s Science Museum Next Year
The ‘Resident Evil 7’ Collector’s Edition Comes With a Tiny Haunted House
New Social Media Photo Sharing App Is Just for Foodies
Google's Addictive New App Makes an A.I. Guess What You're Doodling
Lexus Created a Sriracha-Inspired Car, and It Comes With a Trunk Full of Hot Sauce
Nintendo Is Making an Escape Room Featuring 'The Legend of Zelda'
‘Spirited Away’ Is Returning to Theaters Next Month
15 Forgotten Thanksgiving Dishes
13 Musicians Who Hated Their Own Albums
Play-Doh Launches Mobile App That Turns Creations Into Animated Characters
Listen to an Excerpt From 'The Secret History of Twin Peaks'
Watch a Baker Make Bread in an Icelandic Hot Spring
18 Awesome Video Stores That Are Still Open for Business
10 Deleted Scenes That Explain Major Movie Plot Holes
10 Video Game Easter Eggs That Took Years to Discover
‘The Shining’ Is Returning to Theaters, Just in Time for Halloween
This Candle Will Fill Your Home With the Scent of a Freshly Unboxed MacBook
There’s a ‘Back to the Future’ Easter Egg in ‘Luke Cage’
9 Unbelievable Movie Fan Theories That Turned Out to Be True
Want to Log Your Meals? Just Snap a Photo With This App
Grow a Garden in Your Kitchen With a Futuristic Wall Farms
Halloween-Themed Cheeseburger Features a Bacon "Tongue"
Hipster-Themed Convenience Store Opens in Portland
‘Back to the Future’ Fan Theory Suggests the Trilogy is an Elaborate Chiasmus
Museum of Modern Art Releases Free Online Archive of Every Exhibit Since 1929


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