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.

12 Crew Members Who Accidentally Appeared in Famous Movies
14 Side Businesses of Hollywood Actors
11 April Fools' Day Jokes From Google
12 Unaired Pilots of Popular TV Shows
7 Google Projects That Have World-Changing Potential
8 Early Versions of Famous Fictional Characters
20 Bands Named After Classic Literature
9 Authors Who Regretted The Success of Their Work
15 Famous Filmmakers Who Never Won Best Director Academy Awards
The Histories of—and Stories Behind—8 Movie Studio Logos
10 Future Stars Who Appeared on 'The Office'
8 Casino Scams That Actually Worked
6 Famous Musicians Who Wrote Jingles for TV Commercials
10 Unbelievable Music Conspiracy Theories
11 Defunct Breakfast Cereals Based on TV Shows
7 Filmmakers Who Directed a Scene in Someone Else's Movie
12 Stories Behind Film Production Nightmares
8 Movies That Started Shooting Without a Completed Script
8 Novelists Who Were Featured on International Banknotes
9 Hidden Mario Cameos and References in Video Games
15 Bands Named After Songs by Other Bands
10 Props that Have Been Used in More than One Movie
10 Future Stars Who Appeared on Arrested Development
11 Google Now Easter Eggs on Your Android Phone
15 International Menu Items from American Fast Food Restaurants
15 Shelved Movies That Were Eventually Released Years Later
13 Incredible Unbroken Takes in Movies
15 Movies That Were Booed At The Cannes Film Festival
8 Dance Crazes From '90s TV Shows
12 Trailers That Spoil The Movies
16 Google Easter Eggs You Might Have Missed
11 Musical Episodes From Non-Musical TV Shows
17 Movies Based on Magazine and Newspaper Articles (And Where To Read Them)
13 Awesome and Quirky Commercials Directed by Wes Anderson
10 Movies That Recycled Footage From Other Movies
11 TV Shows That Changed Their Opening Theme Songs
20 Mockbusters You Might Confuse for the Real Movie
7 Special Oscar Categories and Awards
11 Times Video Games Led to Lawsuits
25 Movies With Similar Plots Released the Same Year
12 Events That Will Debut at This Year's Winter Olympic Games
7 TV Shows That Premiered Immediately After The Super Bowl
8 Super Bowl Commercials From Defunct Companies
10 Movies that Premiered at Sundance 20 Years Ago
13 TV Shows That Changed Titles
20 Inside Jokes from Community
12 Famous Novelists Who Became Hollywood Screenwriters
11 Unexpected Musical Collaborations
12 Steps in Bringing Wonder Woman To The Big Screen
19 Short Films That Were Made Into Feature-Length Movies


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