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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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11 Terrifying Images of Old Soviet Playgrounds
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Weird Website of the Week: Kim Jong Il Looking at Things
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8-Bit Arthouse: Super There Will Be Blood
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The Late Movies: Amazing Films from Down Under
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Talking Pictures: Smoking and Drinking
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Death Metal Animals
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YouTube Comments Hall of Fame
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The Late Movies: Defenestration
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The Case Against Homework
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Man Makes Movie Out of Old Answering Machine Messages
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Why The Mountain Goats Are Awesome
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Beautiful Decay: A Castle in Spain
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Ghostwritten Essays and the Problem of Cheating
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The Late Movies: Nerd Songs by Hank
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Damn You, Autocorrect!
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Save the words: a campaign to keep endangered words from going extinct
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Talking Pictures: Glamor Shots
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A Fascinating Look at Trona, CA from Two Very Disciplined Filmmakers
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Did Cats Drive This Painter Insane?
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The Late Movies: The Short, Surreal Masterpieces of Jan Švankmajer
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Magically Revolting: Vintage Food Ads
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Eating Aliens: One Man's Answer to Invasive Species
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Talking Pictures: Times of Trouble
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The 18th Century's Most Insane Sculptor
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Famous Bands Singing Nonsense
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The Late Movies: Five-Second Films
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Negative Attack Ads: Some Historical Perspective
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Exploring Abandoned Mines in the Mojave
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A Quest to Find Real-Life Zombies
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Talking Pictures: Haunting Photos of the Dead
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Japan's "Suicide Forest"
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Unconventional Tourist Spots
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Talking Pictures: Love and Marriage
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Losing His Religion: The Incredible True Story of A Missionary Deconverted by the Tribe He Was Trying to Reach
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Gravity-Defying Tea and Disappearing Ice Cream
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Sorry I Haven't Posted In A While: Internet Apologia
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The Late Movies: This Will Make You Cry
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Morbid Toy du Jour: Execution by Saw
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Twisted Takes on Classic Cartoon Characters
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The Slightly Creepy, Mostly Cheesy World of Horror Hosting
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20 Self-Deprecating Notes Found on Vintage Photographs
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The Dying Art of the Projectionist
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The Late Movies: Cooking Shows on Crack
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Everything Explained Through Flowcharts
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10 Abandoned Psych Wards Photographers Love Sneaking Into
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Guerrilla Gardening
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Ten Thousand Years Older: A Fascinating Short Documentary by Werner Herzog
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The Unappetizing Realities of Factory-Farmed Meat
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The Late Movies: 8 Character Actors Who Always Steal the Scene
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Does Language Shape Culture?
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