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.

MasterCard Introduces Selfie-Verified Online Payments
Key Lime Slime-Filled Twinkies are the Next Great ‘Ghostbusters’ Tie-In Snack
Nissan's Smart Office Chairs Bring Self-Parking to the Boardroom
20 Early Roles of This Year’s Oscar-Nominated Actors
Morgan Freeman Lends His Voice to Your GPS
12 World-Class Museums You Can Visit Online
Build Your Own Camera, One 3D-Printed Block at a Time
Ecto Cooler is (Probably) Coming Back
Robotic Arm Allows Musician to Become a Three-Armed Drummer
Go Online Shopping—in 1984
Customized Lightsabers are Coming Soon, to a Galaxy Not So Far, Far Away
The Truth Behind 10 Movie Urban Legends
Hershey’s Introduces Carrot Cake Kisses for Easter
U.S. Army Develops Pizza That Can Last For Three Years
15 Movie Museums Around the World
9 Movies You Might Not Realize Were Remakes
10 Iconic Movie Sounds (And How They Were Made)
Learn How to Make an Emergency Landing With an Airplane
‘Saved by the Bell’-Themed Restaurant to Open in Chicago
10 Outrageous Movie Theories You Didn't See Coming
7 International Names for American Products
10 Hacks for a More Pleasant Movie Theater Experience
12 Discontinued Products From Coca-Cola and Pepsi
11 Creative In-Flight Safety Videos From Around the World
Periodic Table Crayon Covers Teach Kids Science Through Coloring
10 Easy Ways to Make Your Mac or PC Run Faster
11 Unique Places to Catch a Movie
9 Crazy Conspiracy Theories About TV Shows
9 Musicians Who Refused to Let "Weird Al" Yankovic Parody Their Songs
Watch a New Documentary on Stanley Kubrick’s Early Days
12 Movies That Were Shot, But Never Finished
12 Bizarre Fast Food Pizzas from Around the World
Portland Airport Adding Movie Theater to Its Terminal
New Pun-Based Card Game Will Shuffle Your Boredom
CIA Posts Declassified UFO Documents from Its “X-Files”
Watch Every 2016 Oscar-Nominated Film in One Epic Trailer
Michael Jackson Secretly Co-Wrote the Music for ‘Sonic the Hedgehog 3’
Pizza Hut Unveils Tater Tot Crust in New Zealand
Hayao Miyazaki Confirms Princess Mononoke Fan Theory is True
14 Forgotten Fast Food Slogans
You Will Soon Be Able to Use Your Phone to Withdraw Money from ATMs
8 Sequels That Received Best Picture Oscar Nominations
DIY Dad Recreates Star Trek’s Enterprise As a Playset
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


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