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.

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
10 Clever Moments of TV Foreshadowing You Might Have Missed
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
Couple Wins Free Pizza For Year, Donates Entire Prize to Charity
8 Curious Recipes From the Depression Era
Lawyer Visits Every NYC Subway Station in Record-Breaking Speed
KFC: Now Serving Fried Chicken-Scented Sunscreen
Elect Your Favorite Cereal Monster: Boo Berry, Count Chocula, or Franken Berry
Pizza Hut Debuts New Box With a Pair of Playable DJ Decks
Elvis Presley's Graceland Now Features a Luxury Hotel Resort
Finally! Starbucks Adds Almond Milk to Its Menu
New App Teaches Kids How to Code With Japanese Pocky Candy
Graphic Designer Creates 'Super Mario'-Themed Map of the London Underground
7 Athletes Who Had Their Olympic Medals Revoked
13 Discontinued Doritos Flavors
‘Star Wars’ Fan Theory Suggests Rey is From the Dark Side
9 Surprising Movies ‘Shaun of the Dead’ Director Edgar Wright Loves


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