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 Global Peace Index
Spouting off in Singapore
Better rocking through science
The dismemberment plan
Russian stamps depict the darndest things
If I only had a (half a) brain
Give us your best guess: more baffling signage
Finally, a water that works
Look who's 'On the Lot'
The bloody history of the boulder church
Space porn from Mars
Does musical genius skip a generation?
Don't tell us your password: the top ten
Whatever happened to Muzak?
David Hasselhoff was onto something
How to make a music video for twenty cents
Quiz: periodically speaking
More baffling municipal codes
Are smart kids more likely to be depressed?
The lynch mobs of old Los Angeles
The world's most sought-after poo
Some juries are just plain Weird
How to memorize the whole periodic table
Swords into ploughshares
Recruitment posters (for a fictional war)
Updating the 'Divine Comedy'
Crazy Incan suspension bridges
Leading causes of death in America
Ice: nature's perfect snack?
The scientific skinny on "gut feelings"
Apocalypse Now: 'The Road'
Mike the headless chicken
A head of his time: Phineas Gage's horrific accident
Baby you can paint my car
Fluoride in our tap water: friend or foe?
Amazing things removed from the human body
Terrible band names: real or fake?
Colony collapse disorder
"A Starry Night" on Jupiter
Time to get raw
Old folks and scams: a neurological link
This guitar has words on it
The six worst movie posters
LA's cursed condo development
Global warming: not a new phenomenon
Laughable warning labels
Hell hath no fury: how to plunder the underworld
Now for real: kryptonite
How to go old-school psycho: St. Anthony's Fire
Blogging for dummies
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