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.

How do your memories smell?
Less-lethal weapons
Decline of the repairman
What's the wildest place you've been?
Famous folk who killed themselves (and folks who famously killed themselves)
Victim fashion fashion victims
Who's watching 'The War'?
Songs to get you motivated!
Holy Ghost People
Vehicular graveyards of the world
Your own personal yellow submarine
A handy little death countdown application
Who gets the parking space?
Sketch comedy, Elizabethan-style
Repetitive redundancies and other ridiculous nonsense
Should lawyers be allowed to advertise?
The new king of Etch-a-Sketch art
Can classical music make you smarter?
Japan's waspiest snack
Famous corpses we have known
The year 2000 that never was
I want my McFlys
Dumb questions with smart answers #23: Why is space dark?
The trouble with Edward Gorey
Crazy Bus Ads
Strange gravestones
Should you sleep with your pets?
Running Amok vs. Going Berserk: a practical guide
You are getting pregnant ... very pregnant
Tinkerbell they ain't
129 cats just wasn't enough
Totally inappropriate coloring books
The not-silent killer: noise pollution
Found: world's oldest shoe, oldest gum
How green was my roof
More human than human
It could happen to you: caffeine shock
How to swear, and rap, like an old prospector
Best of the best of the videos
Happy blog-day to me
Amazing maps
Shoo, mechanical fly, shoo
Grunge rock's greatest videos
Illustrated envelopes of the Civil War
Attack of the killer massive infrastructure failure
What to do with 66,000 business cards
Still "On the Lot"
Three cheers for streetlights
The sex lives of smart folk
Bye-bye Bergman, arrivederci Antonioni


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