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.

The Pre-Show Rituals of 11 Famous Musicians
12 Abandoned Movie Sets You Can Actually Visit
9 Simple Ways to Boost Your Home Wi-Fi Network
15 Simple Cold Weather Car Hacks
This Interactive Map Shows You Every Active Drive-In in America
McDonald’s Is Serving Up Chocolate-Covered French Fries in Japan
Cinnamon Bun-Flavored Oreos Are Arriving at a Grocery Store Near You
12 Actors Who Earned Oscar Nods for Less Than 20 Minutes of Screen Time
8 Nintendo Products That Aren’t Video Games
Listen to the Isolated Vocal Tracks of 12 Popular Songs
A Fan-Made 'Seinfeld' Video Game Is in the Works
Watch a Documentary on ‘The Day the Clown Cried’
How to Unlock Netflix’s Hidden Categories
10 Famous Actors Who Have a Less-Famous Twin
21 Famous Actors Who Quietly Voiced Cartoon Characters
Watch ‘Inside Out,’ Minus the ‘Inside’
This Bluetooth-Enabled Smart Frying Pan Takes the Guesswork Out of Cooking
Netflix—Now In Your Hotel Room
Quidditch Pong Puts a Magical Spin on a College Tradition
Disneyland Closing Attractions to Make Way for “Star Wars Land”
Lost ‘Back to the Future’ Movie Poster Goes Up for Auction
10 Therapy Robots Designed to Help Humans
Google Is Testing a New Way to Kill Passwords
Columbia House Is Ready to Rule the Record Business. Again.
15 Books With Completely Different Movie Endings
Designer Builds a Full-Size, 3D-Printed BB-8
11 Smart Ways to Reuse Your Old iPhone or Android
12 of the Most Distracting Extras in Movie History
12 Hidden Celebrity Cameos in Movies
9 Outrageous ‘Star Wars’ Fan Theories
15 Bizarre ‘Star Wars’-Branded Products
14 Movie Characters Who Were Supposed To Die, But Didn't
10 Hidden Images on Album Covers
11 Beloved Movies That Were Box Office Flops
15 Real Movie Locations You Can Actually Visit
10 Directors Who Turned Down 'Star Wars'
20 Movies You Might Not Know Were Based on Books
15 Larry David Cameos on Seinfeld
15 Oscar-Nominated Actors Who Started Out on Soap Operas
14 Hidden Things to Look for at Disneyland
11 Clever Moments of Movie Foreshadowing You Might Have Missed
9 Movies That Were Changed for International Audiences
12 Directors Who Hated Their Own Movies
8 Commercials Directed by Martin Scorsese
15 Audition Tapes of Famous Actors Before They Hit It Big
12 TV Show-Themed Cruises
The 13 Most Unexpected McDonald's Locations Around The World
11 Famous People Who Apologized for Their Own Movies
9 Bizarre Celebrity Product Endorsements
5 Classic Game Shows That Used To Be Different


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