Ransom Riggs

Filmmaker, photo hound, author of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. Ransom was a daily contributor to mentalfloss.com for many, many years.

Strange Geographies: Portugal's Bone Chapel
Strange Geographies: The Fjords of New Zealand
Vacation to Mars: Antarctica's Dry Valleys
The Haunted History of Venice, Italy's Poveglia Island
Scenes from Vanuatu, the Happiest Place on Earth
11 Terrifying Images of Old Soviet Playgrounds
10 Creepy Santas Whose Laps We Want Nothing To Do With
Strange Geographies: Beautiful, Alien Iceland
Signing Off
What's So Great About 3D?
Broetry: Poems for the Frat Boy in All of Us
What Happens When Your Money Dies
Kickstart This: A Documentary About Some Very Speedy Ex-Cons
The World's Only Analog Blogger
Hi from Comic-Con!
Creepy Russian Propaganda Posters
Where'd Rick Moranis Go?
What 3-D Looked Like 150 Years Ago
Great Art ... with Star Destroyers
Use #532 for Old Found Photographs: Indie Band
Weird Websites of the Week: Badly Stuffed Animals and Birds With Arms
Abandoned Space Junk in the Swamps of Florida
Why Do People Fidget?
Scanner Nation: the Police Radio Craze
Dear Photograph
Strange Geographies: A Most Peculiar Trip
New Study Claims Men Are Funnier Than Women
Parking Lot Movies
Turd Burgers, Anyone?
The Pelican Brief Project
Chinese Cows That Produce Human Breast Milk
Miss Peregrine Book Trailer: Director's Cut!
What Music Helps You Write?
Gorgeous Short Film Made from Cassini Mission Footage
Hot Off My Hard Drive: the Miss Peregrine Book Trailer
THXTHXTHX: Thank Goodness for Everything
Fun with Frustration: Unsolvable Mazes for Kids
Andrew Huang's Incredible Short Films
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children: Chapter Three
Why Cats Meow
The Late Movies: Weirdo How-Tos
Epic Sci-Fi Trivia Battle
Not Safe for Lunch: Attack of the Parasites
The Sun-pocalypse That Wasn't
Siberia: What's in a Name?
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children: Chapter Two
The Late Movies: Time Lapses and Amazing Transformations
Stinky Maps: the App That Lets You Follow Other People's Noses
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children: Prologue and Chapter One


A super-skimmable daily digest.