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