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 Ulmer Scale
The Mysteries of Kava
Archives of Crap: the World's Worst Videos
How to Disappear Completely
8 Disastrous Product Names
Talking Trash: the Great Pacific Garbage Patch
YouTube: What's Fair Use?
Photographers in Focus: Natalie Obermaier
The World of Auto-Tune
Scotch for Beginners
12 Hours of Werner Herzog
Fails Heard 'round the World
What if Mother Nature Fought Back?
Weird Sport of the Day: Volcano Boarding
The Imagined Futures of Alex Andreev
Scriptcasting with John August
Don't let the bedbugs bite! (No, seriously.)
The Green Taboo: Population Control
Insane Safety Videos
The World of CouchSurfing
Reader Challenge: Puzzling Out Bislama
Strange Geographies: Exploring a WWII Shipwreck
Why Are People Ashamed of Being Naked?
Be Amazing ... the Movie!
Join the Club: the Story of Hiram Walker's Famous Whisky
Making Fun of Stars' Names
Dropping the Bomb: Stories from the Enola Gay
Notable Victims of Bernie Madoff
What Do You Do With An Old Oil Rig?
What Happened to Weird?
Losing Face: Five People Who Got New Ones
The ABCs of 'Coraline'
Best of the Blotters
Food News from The Onion
Songs for the New Depression
Vending Machine Victuals
This is Why You're Fat
Videos of Black Holes
Married to the Eiffel Tower
Are Rich People Ruder?
Playing with Your Food: Fast Food Videogames
America's Dirtiest Hotels
Extreme expedition: Anthrax Island
Poems from Beneath the Mire
5 Jaw-dropping Interviews
Great High School Documentaries
Found: A Vampire Graveyard
That Tattoo Doesn't Mean What You Think It Means


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