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.

Famous authors' beach party
Hey, that tastes like someone I know
David Lynch: geniusy, if not a genius
Fight like a man
Geo-stumper: Name this metropolitan volcano
Miscarriage of justice stumper: match the defendants to their charges
It's a long way down, kitty -- and that's a good thing
No man is an island
Real words, or just plain balderdash?
Why Mommy is a Democrat, and other bedtime stories
Blogs from the underground: jail time and beatings for computer nerds in Egypt
May the tallest candidate win
Gone phishin'
The tree everybody loves to hate
Shameless plug: film by a flosser
The winter of our content?
Movin' on up, or downright illin'?
Match the TV sitcom to its establishing shot
Quit your wining -- or don't, and live longer
Rogue waves are no fish tale
Nine months at sea, and all they got was this lousy movie deal
Name that funky wedding tradition
The ancient, the dead and the possibly metrosexual
Sexy undertakers put the "fun" back in "funeral"
14% of you should stop reading this right now
Cinema stumper: Match the movie with its gory death scene
Which ancient form of execution would you least prefer?
Questionably effective hangover remedies
Celebrity drunkards
My littlest pony
Gamers: get thee to a dorkery
Humanity: the missing years
A brief history of Borat
Chew on this: world food day
Dust in the wind
Famous assassins: where are they now?
Poop-to-pooch DNA matching
Ice, ice baby
Of specious polls and shameless plugs
You ain't heard nothin' yet
Absurdly large cats
American conquistador
Insurance for dummies
Food, dangerous food
Do not eat ... unless that's your thing, man
Weird city rankings
When it comes to endowments, size matters
DIY Nuke Detector
Spam poetry


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