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.

Taking Driving Lessons from Ants
When Billboards Go Rogue
Nature-Deficit Disorder
EMF: Is Electricity Harmful to Your Health?
Music Videos, Sans Video (also, VOTE!)
Your Photos: A Very Flossy Halloween
Customizable Videos to Feed Your Ego
Ghost stories from a haunted college
Unusual "Get Out the Vote" Ads
Dr. Aas' Miracle Poo Cure
Red Light Camera Controversy
What the Cat Hath Wrought
2010: the End of the Incandescent
How to Drink in the Clink
John Green's New Novel: Paper Towns
The Rickroll Gets Political
Send us Your Halloween Photos!
Echoes of Koyaanisqatsi
What Your House Says About Your Politics
Masters of Food Art
Putting a Pricetag on Nature
The Myth of Multitasking
What's a Million Dollars?
Think Different: Musicians' Brains
The Melancholy Deaths of Edward Gorey's Children
It's beautiful, it's intelligent ... it's slime
Ghosts of VP Debates Past
The Internet's Famousest Felines
Remembering Paul Newman
Financial Crisis Comics
Subterranean Rivers of Note: the River Fleet
No Place Like Home: Truly Disgusting Houses
Good News for Sexists: You Probably Earn More
A New Kind of Ocean Pollutant: Noise
Left or Right, It's All in Your Genes
The White Roof Solution
According to Tim: Prognostications from the Web's Inventor
Why I'm Ignoring the Polls This Year (Hint: Cell Phones)
Remembering David Foster Wallace
The Origins of 7 Musical Instruments
The Nightmare(s) of Single Womanhood
The Future of Your Newspaper
Thrown for a Loop: Sample-Crazed Acoustic Rockers
Droppin' Science: The World's Nerdiest Rap Songs
Weird Man's Party: Tim Burton and His Macabre Collaborators
Monkey-Men, Dancing Plagues and Other Mass Hysterias
Fun with Numbers: America's Growth Divide
The Trouble with Phone Books
Fictional "Lost City" from Indiana Jones IV ... Actually Discovered?!
Helping the Paralyzed (re)Walk


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