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.

Behold the grandissimus!
Solar ovens and solar coffee
How walkable is your neighborhood?
The "best" of cable access
Caffeine is everywhere
Savion Glover: the best on tap
The fine art of whale disposal
Britain: only recently an island
Really, really alternative energy
Is blaxploitation dead?
The world without us
Mmmmm ... novelty food items
Video games with a dash of irony
The world's most expensive homes
Graffiti lite
The "New" Wonders of the World
America's annual pretend war
Saturn's icy sponge
Stamp out quackery!
Home tiny home
Now that's a significant amount of calamari
If Prokofiev wrote death metal
Phreatic explosions and lava bombs
Real-world Knight Rider
2008's weirdest independents
Viral meme your friends already know about #142: Teen Girl Squad
Why your older sibling is smarter than you
Russian books for naughty children
Etch-a-sketch art
Famous last words: the quiz
Meditation can change your mind, literally
Apocalypse: Newton
Who wants jellyfish for dinner?
The Hands of Dexter Pecan
The uncanny valley
Pizza and your face: is there a connection?
Viral meme all your friends already know about, #12: Evolution
The coolest exoplanets
Who needs batteries?
The Sopranos finale: fuggeddaboudit?
World's first cat-mounted spy camera
Geoengineering: playing God?
So it's not the end of the world
Make your own wind
The Russian metro: it's not fair
A hermit's 15,000 page work of beauty
The Ultimate Movie Geek Quiz
This salad makes fatties
Feeling abandoned: urban spelunking on the internet
Cooties explained


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