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.

The Late Movies: Cracked-Out Classic TV Intros
Strange Geographies: Iraq in San Diego
What's New on the White House Walls
Twisted Pop Art for the Whole Family
Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters
8 Wonderfully Weird Cakes
The Late Movies: TMBG's Venue Songs
The Benefits of Swearing
Where does your Secret Door go?
Linda Vista Revisited: East LA's Abandoned Hospital
The Late Movies: Weird Japanese Commercials
America's New Ghost Towns
The City That Goes Vegetarian ... on Thursdays
Stop the Lego Mania!
Why We Dream: Biological Theory Roundup
The Late Movies: Radiohead Covers
Fun with Nukes: Unusual Explosions
Jeff Goldblum, on the Other Hand, is Not
The Art of Fake Gifting
The Solar System's Weirdest Object?
The Late Movies: Great Voiceover
Strange Geographies: Salvation Mountain
We Love Wilford: the Best of Brimley
Strange Geographies: The Salton Sea
The Late Movies: Absurdly Young Virtuosos
Great Speeches by Fictional Presidents
Zombie Neurobiology
The Beat-y-ful World of Beatboxing
The World's Oldest Organs
Literal Music Videos
The Late Movies: Wedding Proposals and Toasts Gone Wrong
Parallel Worlds, Parallel Lives
Cats, Rock Stars United in Hatred of Laser Pointers
Bob Dylan: Culture Hero or Copyright Thief?
Who Was Your Favorite Teacher?
The Late Movies: Remembering Jay Bennett
Spinal Tap: Back from the Dead
Hitler's Downfall Was Bad Subtitles
Rockin' Out with Animatronic Robots
5 "Fathers" You Didn't Know You Had
How to Sleeveface
Best Posters of the Year: the Keyart Awards
Tweeting Too Hard: a Gallery of Self-Important Tweets
The 5 Scariest Buildings in America
The Best 42 Second Film You'll See Today
Meet Dr. Ecstasy
You're Not As Hot As You Think You Are
Awkward Family Photos
"Augmented Reality" Foretells a Dark Future
If Mystery Science Theater Did Movies from the 80s


A super-skimmable daily digest.