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.

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
9 Weird Dance Crazes From '90s TV Shows
21 Things You Didn’t Know About 'Rushmore'
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
11 Movies Based on Poems
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
8 Famous Movies and the Lawsuits That Plagued Them
8 Video Game Hoaxes, Debunked
20 Songs You Might Not Know Were Covers
The Working Titles of 14 Popular Hollywood Movies
Why These 11 Bands Wear Masks
11 TV Characters That Made Cameos on Other Shows
10 Video Games Canceled Before Release
The Stories Behind 9 Iconic TV Production Logos
9 Directors Who Remade Their Own Films
31 Facts About San Diego Comic-Con
39 Hidden Mickeys in Disney Animated Movies
6 Unproduced Pixar Films and Sequels
10 High-Profile TV Pilots That Didn’t Get Picked Up
10 Video Game Consoles That Were Big Disappointments
12 Canceled Shows That Returned To TV
20 Hidden Jokes in Arrested Development


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