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.

Carpe diem? Caveat emptor.
The diplomat-parking-violation corruption index
It's just like MySpace ...
Wife fattening
The rumors are probably true
Origins: funky phrases
Folding bikes
Don't call them freaks
Origins: "Uncle Sam"
The weird world of body modification
They like You, they really like You
Religious pareidolia quiz
World's tallest man saves dolphins
This just in: celebrities are narcissistic
A new breed of movie poster
Shy tigers hate cameras
The big brother effect
America's most dangerous national parks
Fatter is dumber?
Safety first?
No wine before its time?
Mayan body modifications
How Charles Dickens saved Christmas
Silent, perhaps. Deadly, most definitely.
In Norway, stripping is an art
How to eavesdrop from a distance
You probably won't shoot your eye out, after all
How to outwit a sasquatch
This just in: being a Neanderthal sucked
Matching game: The song remains the same
This charming man
Worst holiday specials of all time: the selected works
The straight poop on Polonium
It's loud, it's infuriating, it's ... clocky
Reward: $ 0.05
Was King George III a bloodsucking freak?
Mamma mia -- it's the band that won't go away
From dumb to deadly: the world's worst toys
Saddest shipwreck ever
Who says winning isn't everything? Oh, yeah -- losers
World's worst manmade ecological disaster
The Long Goodbye: RIP, Mr. Altman
Caption that creepy found photo: and the winners are ...
Wake up with freedom fighters
Caption this scary found photo, part III
Always judge a man by his shoes
Caption this scary found photo, part II
Caption this scary found photo
Who the *&^% is Jackson Pollock?


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