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.

Genius video mashups
No more siestas for you, Greece
My face is up here, guys
Everybody's pillow fighting
Trippy slo-mo fun
Dispatches from a radioactive wasteland
Mysterious skywriting portends inevitable doom?
Buried in the middle of nowhere
Put your useless kids to work already!
Do cats cause schizophrenia?
"The richest year in human history"
Not your typical ghost town
Mystery of the moving rocks
The Antarctic zipper
A marathon for the truly insane
The world's biggest balls
Are we addicted to technology?
Not with a bang, but with a Winter
The ancient astronomers of Peru
So THAT'S what 8,900 snow angels would look like
Best of the worst foods ever
About that whole slavery thing ...
What's worse for you than fast food? Lotsa things.
Graffiti is a (fun) crime
World's first virtual pandemic
King of the World finds King of the Universe's tomb
Earthquake simulator reduces stress ... huh?
Eleven strange book titles
World's most surreal live-action 'Mary Worth' adaptation
The ultimate car theft prevention device
Ancient meets modern: microscopic chain mail
Australia gets a little greener
Global cooling, the Neanderthal apocalypse
Britney's hair: not exactly the Gift of the Magi
News flash: young people are obsessed with their appearance
Killer asteroids are no joke
What our stickers say about us
Happy 50th, cargo cult
World's most dangerous road?
The 5 Weirdest Patron Saints
An unfortunate juxtaposition
Lights, camera, squid attack
The world's least fresh fish
Nothing wrong with a nap
Apocalyptic fact of the day: if our sun went out
The Ed Wood of the 90s?
Just in case we destroy civilization
The family that sticks together ...
Math explains the "beer goggles" effect


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