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.

My Favorite Monsters: the Vampire
6 Marvelously Misguided Promotions
Our Readers Are Nerds! (We Have Proof)
Photo Challenge #4: Your Most Embarrassing Picture from Childhood
Great Movies About Farting
Taking Pictures of Strangers, Part II: Garry Winogrand
Where the Sidewalk(er) Ends
Pictures of our Readers' Junk
Why We Need Horror Movies (AKA: WTF, LA?)
My Favorite Monsters: the Zombie
Taking Pictures of Strangers: Part I
Real-Life Invisibility Cloaks
The Lost Towns of Russia
The Long Take: What's the Big Deal Already?
L.A.'s Uncanniest Eatery
Pictures From Our Readers: Ill-Advised Business Names
Strange Geographies: East LA's Abandoned Hospital
In Praise of Cheap Coffee
The Year 1975 (As Predicted By 1962)
Photo Challenge #2: Weird Business Names
8 Movie Metaphors Worth Puzzling Over
The Illustrated Mobster: Tattoos of the Russian Mafia
On Music: Guitar Wizards Shred
The World's Most Annoying Alarm Clocks
Pee Standing Up ... for the Earth!
4 Infomercials You Need to See (for Products You Don't Need to Buy)
6 Deaths That Were Greatly Exaggerated
The Sine Wave of Funny
Shorts That Don't Suck, Vol. III: Arty Edition
The Bible According to Google Earth
Pictures From Our Readers: Their "Pants"
The Zen of Long Lines
Ill-Advised Names Part Deux: Businesses
Weird names, ironic and otherwise
Photo Challenge #1: Your "Pants"
Calling All Photographers!
The Andy Kaufman of the Internet?
Amazing 70-Year-Old Color Photos
A Sneak Peek at 'U23D'
Attack of the Blurbs
Viva la Rambolution: 'Rambo' Ad Comes Full-Circle
130-Year-Old Pun Still Makes Us Chortle
6 Less-Than-Helpful Infographics
Vampire Drain: it's Watts for Dinner
Andre the Giant Plagiarized His Posse?
LA weather woes
Putting Humpty to Shame: How to Have a Great Fall (and Survive)
Math is Beautiful: Fractal Art Contest
Local Eyesores: the "Little Beirut" Building
Strange Geographies: My Town's "Aborted Suburb"


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