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 Photograph That Isn't as Romantic as You Might Think
The Late Movies: Here Come the Pixies
The Lost Art of the Mixtape
The Late Movies: Video Contest Winners
Strange Geographies: the Forgotten High School of Goldfield, Nevada
The Sherlock Holmes Handbook: How to Outwit a Criminal Mastermind
The Sherlock Holmes Handbook: The "Real" Sherlock Holmes
The Sherlock Holmes Handbook: How to Keep Your Mind Sharp
The Sherlock Holmes Handbook: How to Fake Your Own Death
The Late Movies: the Many Faces of Sherlock Holmes
The Sherlock Holmes Handbook: Opium Dens and Narcotics in the Victorian Era
The Sherlock Holmes Handbook: How to Disguise Yourself
Desolation Vacation: Mina, Nevada
The Late Movies: Local News Bloopers
The Late Movies: B-Movie Monsters
California's Weirdest Rocks: The Tufa
Is Noise Driving Your Dog Nuts?
The Last Best Ghost Town: Bodie, California
Land of the Little People
The Late Movies: Tourism Ads Gone Wrong
Manzanar: America's Concentration Camp
Strange Geographies: Ghost Towns of California
The Late Movies: Black Cab Sessions
What Would Happen if You Fell Through the Earth, and Other Burning Questions
Strange Geographies: The Little Town That Los Angeles Killed
This is Your Brain on Horror Movies
The Late Movies: Ridiculous Instructional Videos
Strange Geographies: A Utopian Ghost Town in the California Desert
The Late Movies: the Weirdest Partners in Buddy-Cop Movie History
24 Photos of the Mojave Desert's Airplane Graveyard
Cookie Tin Guitars and Vegetable Orchestras: Unconventional DIY Instruments
Oil in LA: Underwater Edition
The Late Movies: Very Public Cellphone Disruptions
Weird Hotels 'round the World
Strange Geographies: The Watts Towers
The Late Movies: Amazing Miniature Worlds
The Top Nine Top Ten Lists
Strange Geographies: OIL! in L.A.
The Late Movies: Inappropriate Music
Nonsense Rap Lyrics
Found Photos: Super Creepy Victorian-era Twins
What Makes a City "Liveable"?
Songs About Serial Killers, Part II
Songs About Serial Killers, Part I
Kids Behaving Badly
Bugs Bunny in Blackface: Politically Incorrect Cartoons
Musical Roads
iPhone Spurs Farting Renaissance
The Mysteries of Animal Hoarding
I quit! Videos of people quitting their jobs


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