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.

Strange Geographies: The Accidental Sea
The World's Most Gruesome Pants
Sh*t My Students Write
The Late Movies: Nine Terrible Videos
When Can We Have A Space Elevator?
Nightmarish Dollhouses Designed by a Madman
LibriVox: 1000s of Free, Crowdsourced Audiobooks
Google's Cutting-Edge (and Sort of Creepy) Data Centers
The Late Movies: Fun with Slow Motion
The Ghost Cities of China
Strange Geographies: Abandoned Belgium (and Luxembourg), Part II
The Late Movies: Painting Sound
Who Reads Books?
Banned in Iran: the Mullet
Revolutionary New Product: 2-D Glasses
Skydiving in Slow Motion
Strange Geographies: Abandoned Belgium, Part I
The Late Movies: the Many Obsessions of Foodies
LA's Drive-Thru Funeral Home
Human Beings Are Inefficient Generators of Electricity
Kickstart This: Terminator the Second
Strange Geographies: Quick Facts About the Netherlands
The World's Largest Indoor Photo: 360-degree Library Porn
A Story Written on the Back of a Doll
Sounds from Dangerous Places: Chernobyl
Too Young to Die: Photojournalism at its Best and Grimmest
"Ghost Babies" and the Macabre World of Post-Mortem Photo Collecting
An Ethnic Cookbook From A Culture That Never Existed
The Late Movies: Two Minute Movie Marathon!
How Scotch Nerds April Fool One Another
Madagascar's Legendary Man-Eating Tree
Eating Offal and Loving It: New Zealand's Wildfoods Festival
Diagnosing the Social Media Blues
A Film About A Big Tree, A Small Village, and A Very Old Man
The Late Movies: 10 Great Documentaries You Can Watch Right Now (on Netflix)
A Globe-Trotting Whiskey Mystery: Update!
Does Hysterical Strength Really Exist?
Your Moment of Zen: Things Organized Neatly
Roraima: the Strangest Mountain on Earth
A New Kind of Writing: Thoughts from Places
To Paywall or Not to Paywall?
What Exactly is Limelight?
Strange Geographies is Going to the Netherlands! What Should I Shoot?
The Late Movies: First Person
If You Watch It Backwards ...
The Bone Seller: Help Kickstart A Fascinating Documentary
What 11 Pairs of Eyeballs Watching a Movie Looks Like
Mushroom Clouds in Mississippi: the Little-Known History of Nuclear Testing in the American South
What Our Pesky Bee Problem Could Mean


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