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.

The Late Movies: Joni Mitchell, Then and Now
The Land Where Old English Survives
Best Eclipse Photo Ever!
Camouflaging An Airplane Factory
How One Small Act of Kindness Inspired a Big One
The Late Movies: Eyewitnesses to Disaster
Weird Website of the Week: Selleck Waterfall Sandwich
Songs Inspired by A Bad Date
Extreme Weirdness: Antarctica's "Blood Falls"
There Once Was An Island
Richard Garriott and his Nerdy Dream House
The Late Movies: Pants on the Ground!
Is the Adverb Dying?
Some Facts About the Mac
Happy 102nd Anniversary, Sexist NYC Smoking Ban!
The Most Depressing Day of the Year
Should You Wash New Clothes Before Wearing Them?
The Late Movies: Great Speeches by MLK
In Praise of the Four-Day Workweek
The Vice Guides to Travel
How to Make A Motion Capture Movie For Cheap!
The Late Movies: Virtuoso Bass Players
Strange Geographies: Almost the Outback
The Many Uses of Greenscreen
2009's Most Disturbing Film Is A Documentary
The Late Movies: Guitar Virtuosos
Strange Geographies: 2009 Roundup
Fictional Company Makes Access to Cool Stuff (and Parking) Easy!
Climate Control for Your Desk
The Late Movies: Our Favorite Christmas Flicks
Bizarre Holiday Decorations
How to Ruin Christmas in 29 Easy Steps
Land of the Little People: Now with Video!
The Late Movies: Submit to the Cuteness
Internet Addiction in Asia
Creating IRL Fantasies with Improv Everywhere
Makin' Copies: the Complete History
8 Signs You Might Be Boring Someone
Feature Films That Started as Shorts
The Late Movies: Bizarre Cooking Shows
Stickmen in Peril
Illin' Like a Villain: the Foods Most Likely to Poison You
Shh! Talking About Your Goals Makes Them Less Likely to Happen
The Late Movies: TV Shows Cancelled After Just One Episode
Strange Geographies: Cape Tribulation
The Late Movies: Meet the Natives
The Faces of Breast Cancer
9 Obscure Holidays in December (Besides Christmas)
Strange Geographies: Village Life in Vanuatu
The Late Movies: One-Hit Wonders


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