Grassman, Mothman, and Ohio’s Other Mythical Creatures Are On Display at the Rutherford B. Hayes Museum

"Ohio: An Unnatural History" is fittingly open through Halloween 2020.
"Ohio: An Unnatural History" is fittingly open through Halloween 2020.
Dan Chudzinksi, Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library and Museum

Look into any state's folklore and you'll find stories of monsters spotted in its lakes, forests, and backyards. As of Friday, February 28, the legends of Ohio's most famous cryptids, or creatures whose existences haven't been confirmed by science, are all available in one place.

As WTOL 11 reports, the new exhibit "Ohio: An Unnatural History" at the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library and Museum in Fremont, Ohio, profiles nearly a dozen mythical creatures that have captured the imaginations of locals. Some are universal: the Grassman is Ohio's version of Bigfoot, a cryptid that's been reported throughout the world. Others, like an amphibian-humanoid called the Loveland Frog, are unique to Ohio's history. Though Mothman is usually associated with West Virginia, the 7-foot-tall winged menace has made enough alleged appearances in neighboring Ohio to earn a place in the museum.

The Loveland Frog is one of Ohio's trademark cryptids. Dan Chudzinksi, Rutherford B. Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library and Museum

The exhibit is as accurate and informative as one on legendary creatures can be. Artwork by Dan Chudzinski visualizes how the cryptids have been described, and his life-size cutouts give perspective on their purported heights. In addition to looking at reports from the modern era, the exhibit also examines the first monster myths that originated with Ohio's Native American residents.

The Mothman may forever be linked to West Virginia, but there have been plenty of sightings in Ohio over the decades. Dan Chudzinksi, Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library and Museum

"Ohio: An Unnatural History" is open now through Halloween 2020. Admission to the museum is $13 for the public and free for Hayes Presidential members.

[h/t WTOL 11]

Amazon Customers Are Swearing by a $102 Mattress

Linenspa
Linenspa

Before you go out and spend hundreds—if not thousands—of dollars on a new mattress, you may want to turn to Amazon. According to Esquire, one of the most comfortable mattresses on the market isn’t from Tempur-Pedic, Casper, or IKEA. It’s a budget mattress you can buy on Amazon for as little as $102.

Linenspa's 8-inch memory foam and innerspring hybrid mattress has more than 24,000 customer reviews on Amazon, and 72 percent of those buyers gave it five stars. The springs are topped by memory foam and a quilted top layer that make it, according to one customer, a “happy medium of both firm and plush.”

Linenspa

Perhaps because of its cheap price point, many people write that they first purchased it for their children or their guest room, only to find that it far exceeded their comfort expectations. One reviewer who bought it for a guest room wrote that “it is honestly more comfortable than the expensive mattress we bought for our room.” Pretty impressive for a bed that costs less than some sheet sets.

Getting a good night's sleep is vital for your health and happiness, so do yourself a favor and make sure your snooze is as comfortable as possible.

The mattress starts at $102 for a twin and goes up to $200 for a king. Check it out on Amazon.

[h/t Esquire]

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17 Fascinating Facts About Conspiracy Theories

Did the government fake this photo?
Did the government fake this photo?
NASA

From President Kennedy’s assassination to the Roswell UFO incident, history is teeming with events so calamitous or uncanny that the “true” explanation—whether it’s presented by scientists, historians, or the government—just doesn’t seem good enough. That’s where conspiracy theories come in.

But what exactly is a conspiracy theory, and why are people so inclined to believe them? In this episode of The List Show, Mental Floss editor-in-chief Erin McCarthy is delving into the psychology behind one of the most mysterious topics ever and shedding a little light on some popular conspiracy theories that did (or didn’t) turn out to be true. Did Lewis Carroll actually moonlight as Jack the Ripper? Also, what’s the deal with tinfoil hats?

Watch the episode below to find out the answers to those questions and more—and do it quickly, before the Illuminati deletes this video.

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