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.

10 Cool Facts About Curling
Ready to Cut the Cord? 12 Cost-Saving Alternatives to Cable
42 Facts About Jackie Robinson
10 Things You Didn’t Know Your Video Game Console Could Do
6 New Events Will Debut At This Year’s Winter Olympics in PyeongChang
20 Star Wars Movie Locations You Can Visit in Real Life
12 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do With Your Streaming Devices
9 Horror Movies Inspired by Real-Life Events
12 Halloween Traditions From Around the World
12 Halloween Traditions From Around the World
15 Forgotten Video Game Mascots From the 1990s
20 Things You Might Not Have Known About Firefly
10 Hit Songs That Were Almost Never Released
How to Tell If Your Connection is Not Private
10 Characters Left Out of the Movie Versions of Popular Books
Hidden Bar in New York City's Grand Central Reopens
10 TV Shows That Recycled Their Sets
15 Famous Movie Hotels You Can Visit in Real Life
10 Outrageous TV Show Fan Theories
12 Unusual Drive-Through Services
'Super Mario Bros.'-Themed Pop-Up Bar Opens in Washington D.C.
The Hidden Meanings Behind 15 Company and Brand Names
11 Unexpected Starbucks Menu Items From Around the World
6 Strange Guided Tours From Around the World
15 Academy Award Firsts
'A Clockwork Orange' Author Anthony Burgess's 5 Favorite Dystopian Novels
21 First-Time Directors Nominated For An Academy Award
11 Forgotten Apple Products
Turn Your iPad Into a Typewriter With This Bluetooth Keyboard
Need Help Filing Your Taxes? IBM's Watson Can Help
8 Oscar Nominations That Were Revoked
Chrome's New Update Makes Your Web Surfing Safer and Faster
Coming Soon: Hulu Will Add Offline Viewing Option
Watch the Song Recording Sessions from 10 Classic Disney Movies
8 Simple Ways to Speed Up Your Smartphone
12 Fictional Film and TV Languages You Can Actually Learn
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


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