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.

Giving New Meaning to "Beer Goggles"
What's a MacGuffin?
The Late Movies: Ridiculous Instructional Videos
Humor for Math Nerds: Look Around You
Tales of Mere Existence
The Late Movies: Old Blues Songs That'll Give You Chills
Amazing Found Photos of Life During Wartime
Weird Website of the Week: Four Word Film Review
Our Toxic Gulf
My Favorite Planet is Named After A Child-Eating Cannibal
Teaching Kids through Rappin'
The Late Movies: Musical Saws and Barbed Wire Fences
The Cemetery Where They Clean the Bones
Death Metal Louis Armstrong and Smooth Jazz Metallica
New Fridge Concept is Awesome, Scary
Amazing Johnny Cash Video Combines 1,000 Drawings
Weird Website of the Week: There, I Fixed It
The Late Movies: Premakes
The Kindness of Strangers
Making Pasta in Kabul
Strange Geographies: Freaks in Mayberry
The Late Movies: What the Dramatic Squirrel Begat
How Do You Listen to Music?
What Seven Million Tires Look Like
Why Are Iranian Movies So Good?
The Late Movies: New York Times Critics' Picks
Strange Geographies: Venetian Graffiti
Twistable, Turnable Songs: Music by Shel Silverstein
ROFLCon, or How I Got Famous on the Internetz
The Late Movies: Six Shooter
Strange Geographies: The First Ghetto
Amazing 3D Projections on Buildings
When Reality Collapses on Itself, and other Documentaries
The Late Movies: Bizarre Pets
Strange Geographies: Death in Venice
A Globe-Trotting Whiskey Mystery
Poetry in the Photos of Allen Ginsberg
The Late Movies: Epic Facial Hair!
Amazing Color Photos from WWI
Indian Man on World's Longest Diet
Don't Talk to Aliens, Says Stephen Hawking
The Late Movies: Great Movie Monologues
Strange Geographies: Searching for the "Real" Venice
Is There a Cure for Jet Lag?
How to Become a Fantastical Creature
Creepy "Spirit" Photographs
The Late Movies: Jonze-ing for Music Videos
Will Grayson, Will Grayson
Italy's Big Problem: the Camorra
Behind the Music: the Flossiest Band in the World


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