Haunted Car Wash Opens in Ohio for Halloween

October—the spookiest month of the year—is upon, and with it, a calendar full of offbeat holidays. Between your autumnal walks, horror movie marathons, and oh, National Cat Day on October 29 (which is basically the year’s most important holiday here at Mental Floss), see if you can squeeze in a few of these unconventional celebrations.

1. October 1: World Vegetarian Day

It’s easy enough to eat meat-free for a day, but this celebration is intended to kick off a month of vegetarian awareness and encourage more lasting change.

2. October 2: World Farm Animals Day

This may seem at odds with World Vegetarian Day, until you consider that this is actually a day to protest the farm in farm animal and the cruel conditions it implies.

3. October 2: National Custodian Day

Because really, we should be celebrating them every day.

4. October 2: World Smile Day

If the calendar

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Haunted attraction designed for drive-in experience

Admittedly, for some of you, 2020 has been scary enough.

But it wouldn’t be October without some additional pumped-up frights, and a new effort seems committed to delivering them as safely as possible.

The drive-in experience “Trapped,” opening Oct. 8 at The Industrial Event Space, 2330 S. Industrial Road, is designed to be experienced from inside your car.

Set in a desolate, lawless Earth, “Trapped” will be presented all around your vehicle, inside a haunted pod, through projection technology with a soundtrack available on your car stereo.

The attraction is being put on by HallowheelsLV, a group of local entertainment industry professionals, with a percentage of the proceeds benefiting local technical workers through The Back Stage Hope Project.

Playing up the safety aspects, the event’s warnings read like the disclaimers at the end of a commercial for an experimental new cholesterol drug: “You will experience intense audio, lighting, low visibility,

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