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.

Starbucks Taps Into America’s Nitro Cold Brew Coffee Market
McDonald’s is Giving Away an 18-Karat Gold Chicken McNugget
Dunkin’ Donuts is Now Serving Candy-Flavored Iced Coffee
Disney World Honored a Woman’s Unused Pass … from 1994
The Real People Who Inspired 5 Comic Book Characters
‘Deadpool’ Used Recycled Footage from ‘X-Men: The Last Stand’
Rare ‘Revenge of the Jedi’ Trailer Unearthed After More Than 30 Years
An Adult-Sized Catbus is Coming to the Ghibli Museum
Oreo Unveils New Limited Edition Blueberry Pie and Fruity Crisp Flavors
In South Korea, There's an Ice Cream That Can Cure a Hangover
This License Plate Cover Doubles as a Collision Warning System
‘The Legend of Zelda’ Is Now a Chess Set
10 (More) Outrageous Movie Theories You Didn’t See Coming
Crayola Will Turn Your Kid’s Drawing Into a Stuffed Animal
McDonald’s Introduces Red and Green Burgers in China
This Smartphone App Can Solve Your Handwritten Math Problems
Nintendo’s Unreleased Snow White Game Recovered After 25 Years
Witness the Life of a Sega Video Game Tester (in 1996)
A London Pizza Hut is Testing a Craft Beer-Infused Crust
Early Demo Versions of 11 Hit Songs
Topps Has Launched a ‘Walking Dead’ Digital Trading Card App
There’s a Burger King in Helsinki That’s Also a Spa
Krispy Kreme Unveils New Nutella Flavor at Doughnut ATM in London
A ‘Ghostbusters’ VR Experience is Coming to Madame Tussauds
Watch a Group of Skydivers Play Quidditch in Mid-Air
Paul Thomas Anderson Directed Radiohead’s New Video—and It's Playing in Theaters
6 Lesser-Known Versions of Famous Pop Culture Characters
Kyrie Irving’s New Limited-Edition Nikes Come Courtesy of Krispy Kreme
Listen to The Monkees’ First New Song in 20 Years
Vans and Nintendo Are Partnering on a Retro Gaming Sneaker Line
‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ Website Adds Playable Retro Video Games
8 Rejected Ideas for Movie Sequels
Toast Your Favorite Selfie for Breakfast
Disney Adds Five New Attractions to Its Tokyo Theme Parks
Before PlayStation, Sony Tinkered With a "Prototype TV Game Machine"
15 Music Videos Filmed In One Shot
Pop-Tarts Introduces A&W Root Beer and Orange Crush Flavors
11 Future Stars Who Appeared in Disney Channel Original Movies
Starbucks Introduces New Coffee-Themed Emojis
The Criterion Collection and TCM Are Launching a New Streaming Service
Prince Released an Interactive Video Game in 1994
Smart Clothespin Tells You When Your Laundry Is Done
Kellogg’s Launches Breakfast With Cleopatra Virtual Reality Experience
Driverless Pods Will Hit Singapore's Streets This Year
Watch Steve Jobs Explain Why the Apple II Will Never Be Obsolete
9 Movies That Were Supposed to Be Sequels to Other Movies
Turn Your Instagram Photos Into a Coloring Book
The History of Pizza, in Eight Slices
The Pre-Show Rituals of 8 Famous Comedians
Watch the Very Valuable Story of the Number Zero


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