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.

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 Tips and Tricks for a Stress-Free Holiday Season
15 Bizarre ‘Star Wars’-Branded Products
19 Things You Might Not Know About 'My So-Called Life'
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
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
11 Fun Facts About 'Sports Night'
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


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