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.

Car Cassette Decks: the End of an Era
What's the Streisand Effect?
The Late Movies: Victor Borge, the Clown Prince of Denmark
Five Reasons Why NASA's James Webb Space Telescope Is Awesome
The Frightening History of Eugenics in America
The Guy Who Invented Corn Flakes Was A Strange, Strange Man
The Late Movies: What the Heck's An Internet?
What's a Backronym?
The American Dream, Explained via Flowchart
Net Neutrality: Explained! (with cute drawings)
Xtranormal: Videos Anyone Can Make
The Intriguing Origins of Indelicate Words: Shit
The Late Movies: Girl Talk Mashups
Do You Book Club?
The Emily Dickinson of Photography
Talking Pictures: the Movie!
The World Needs All Kinds of Minds
The Late Movies: Politicians Who Play
What Does "Egghead" Mean?
NSFW Reviews of Classical Music
How to Live in an Empty Hospital
Terrifying Rugs and Bizarre Bathmats
Smells Like (a Lot of) Teen Spirit
The Late Movies: Films by Jem Cohen
Thousands of People Say Happy Birthday in Two Minutes
Reaching The World's Coolest (and Most Isolated) Lake
Secret Advice for Success in Life: Get More Sleep, Have More Dreams
Woman Laughing Alone With Salad, and other strange trends in stock imagery
What do you do on a rainy day?
The Late Movies: I Get That A Lot
The Mystery of LA's Free-Fallin' Murder Rate
Liquid Ass, Inflatable Toast, and Other Strange Items Available Now on Amazon.com
Stupid Golf Tricks: Clay Pigeon Shooting
Better Than Christmas Songs: Melanesian Choral Music
It's Official: Talking Pictures Will Be A Book!
The Late Movies: Awesome Videos for Charity
Five Whiskeys Dad Will Love
A Silly Song About Breast Cancer
A New Ad That Gets Inside Your Head -- Literally
Almost Every Movie Released This Year ... In One Video
It's Amazing What They Can Do With Computers These Days
The Late Movies: Christmas Songs
The Joy of Statistics: 200 Countries Over 200 Years In Four Minutes
One Scary Film: COLLAPSE
When the Comments Are More Interesting Than the Post
Rare Portraits from the Civil War
Will Science Conquer Tooth Decay?
The Late Movies: How to Drive Telemarketers Insane
How Important is Empathy?
The Most Boring Day in Recent History


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