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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.

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