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TL;DR: You can bring the fun of a Sky Zone trampoline park into your own backyard with a Sky Zone x Vuly 14-foot trampoline on sale for $299 at Walmart — a savings of $380 off its usual price of $679. 

Having spent many afternoons of my youth repetitively jumping up and down on a trampoline for hours with no regard for the well-being of my equilibrium —  it’s a pastime I deeply respect. 

In a world ruled by smartphones and the newest tech, it’s comforting to know the gravity-defying recreational activity is still a fan-favorite among kids of all ages and parents alike. A big part of the trampoline’s staying power is due to the 200-plus locations of Sky Zone Trampoline Parks that bring aerial action to the masses, tbh. 

This Prime Day, you can snag an official Sky Zone x Vuly 14-foot trampoline for $299 at Walmart to bring that same fun into your own backyard. With a savings of $380 on the trampoline, it’s a pretty jump-worthy deal (sorry, it had to happen). 

If summer vacation with the kids is becoming a lot less easy to keep up with, you can send them out into the great outdoors knowing the Sky Zone x Vuly trampoline is designed with top-notch safety features in mind, like a built-in safety door and the tallest safety enclosures on the market. 

Designed with double galvanized steel, dual layers for maximum air, and plush safety padding, you’ll get the most bang for your buck without sacrificing safety. Plus, it features no-nut-and-bolt assembly, so taking it down is a breeze — or you could leave it up to do this in the winter. 

Head to Walmart to elevate your backyard’s fun with the Sky Zone x Vuly 14-foot trampoline for $299. 

Moon landing mission recordings spark UFO claims as ‘tracks’ seen by Apollo astronauts

The Apollo 15 crew, consisting of David Scott, Alfred Worden, James Irwin, became just the fourth group to land on the Moon in 1971. However, they were in for a shock once they got there, as they supposedly saw neatly organised tracks on the surface. A transcript between the astronauts and ground control shows how the crew spotted “organised” tracks leading up to Mt Hadley – a mountain range on the northern hemisphere of the Moon – leading to theories.

The conversation between the crew and ground control is as follows:

Scott: Arrowhead really runs east to west.

Mission Control: Roger, we copy.

Irwin: Tracks here as we go down slope.

Mission Control: Just follow the tracks, huh?

Irwin: Right we’re (garble). We know that’s a fairly good run. We’re bearing 320, hitting range for 413 … I can’t get over those lineations, that layering on Mt. Hadley.

Scott: I can’t either. That’s really spectacular.

Irwin: They sure look beautiful.

Scott: Talk about organisation!

Irwin: That’s the most organised structure I’ve ever seen!

Scott: It’s (garble) so uniform in width.

Irwin: Nothing we’ve seen before this has shown such uniform thickness from the top of the tracks to the bottom.

The sighting has prompted speculation from alien hunters with a debate that still rages on to this day.

The conversation was picked up by UFOlogist Don Wilson, who in his 1975 book ‘Our Mysterious Spaceship Moon’, questioned whether has any answers for the sighting.

Mr Wilson wrote: “What are these tracks? Who made them? Where did they come from? Does NASA have an answer for the people?”.

Conspiracy website says there is something strange going on, with the page reading: “Many people feel we have not been told the complete truth regarding NASA’s space program, in particular the Apollo Missions of the late 60’s and early 70’s.

“Something is seriously amiss.”

End of the world conspiracy: Blood Moon at MIDNIGHT sparks fears of biblical APOCALYPSE

A partial lunar eclipse titled Half-Blood Thunder Moon will appear in the sky at midnight tonight. As the Blood Moon appears, it will shine a red light over the Earth. The eerie red glow onto the Blood Moon’s surface is a phenomena that some believe heralds the end of days.

Controversial American Pastor Begley has now claimed tonight’s eclipse confirms multiple biblical prophecies.

Mr Begley, declared on his YouTube channel: “Blood Moons are rising but we want to talk about the fact there’s a midnight Moon over the Holy Land. It’s coming.

“On July 16 into the early morning hours of July 17 a partial Blood Moon will appear over Jerusalem, over the entire Holy Land, in the middle of the development of the peace deal.”

He asks: “Will there be peace or sudden destruction? Is this the apocalyptic hour?

READ MORE: Lunar eclipse MAPPED: What time is Moon eclipse in your area?

“Is this the hour that the Bible says the son of men will come or is God about to send us a sign that the soon return of Jesus Chris is imminent?

He cited Genesis 1.14: “And god said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years.

“But there is also the Bible’s speech about the midnight hour”, he said, adding “you always know the midnight hour is a special time in God’s clock.”

Mr Begley continued: “This Blood Moon is going to be over Jerusalem and the entire Holy Land taking place on July 16.

“It’s a prophetic sign from God. It’s happening right at midnight.”

READ MORE: Lunar eclipse pregnancy: Can pregnant women sleep during an eclipse?

The pastor said that because most of the world is involved in this peace deal, from Israel to Palestine, to US President Donald Trump, Queen Elizabeth II of England and the EU, this midnight moon will can lead to a series of events.

He said: “Pray that you’d be worthy of escaping the hour of temptation. The hour is coming.”

The pastor than cited The book of Exodus, which reads: “’And it came to pass, that at midnight the Lord smote all the firstborn in the land of Egypt from the firstborn of Pharaoh that sat on his throne unto the firstborn of the captive that was in the dungeon; and all the firstborn of cattle.

“‘And Pharaoh rose up in the night, he, and all his servants and all Egyptians; and there was a great cry in Egypt; for there was not a house where there was not one dead.”

A passage referencing the Blood Moon can be found in the Book of Revelation, the Book of Joel and the Book of Acts.

The Book of Revelation Chapter 6:12 talks about great earthquakes splitting the Earth open, the Sun turning into a “sackcloth made of goat hair” and the Moon turning blood-red.

But despite the preacher’s doom-laden prophecies, there is nothing to fear from the dazzling spectacle of nature.

The Blood Moon eclipse is the result of scattered sunlight bending around the Earth’s edges and passing through the planet’s dusty atmosphere.

During a lunar eclipse, the Moon vanishes in the Earth’s shadow and only small amounts of scattered sunlight fall on the lunar orb.

Area 51 warning: Man shot dead for trying to enter military base

More than one million people have now signed up to a Facebook group encouraging people to descend on in Nevada to uncover any potential alien secrets. The Facebook group in question is called “Storm Area 51, They Can’t Stop All of Us”, which states: “We will all meet up at the Area 51 Alien Center tourist attraction and coordinate our entry. If we naruto run, we can move faster than their bullets. Let’s see them aliens.” The event is set to take place on September 20, but if previous attempts are anything to go by, the public should steer well clear of the military base.

On January 28, an unnamed man drove through a security checkpoint at Mercury, some 70 miles north of Las Vegas, as he attempted to get into Area 51.

A car chase quickly ensued for eight miles, when the suspect exited his car and approached Nevada National Security Site (NNSS) officers with a “cylindrical object” in hand, according to an NNSS statement.

The man failed to adhere to officers’ requests to stop, and was promptly shot dead at the scene.

The incident should be a stark warning to those planning on rushing Area 51, with US Air Force personnel warning that necessary force will be taken.

Air Force spokeswoman Laura McAndrews said: “Area 51 is an open training range for the US Air Force, and we would discourage anyone from trying to come into the area where we train American armed forces.

“The US Air Force always stands ready to protect America and its assets”.

However, organisers of the page have insisted the event is a joke, and have no plans on storming Area 51.

Facebook user Jackson Barnes wrote in the discussion page: “Hello US government, this is a joke, and I do not actually intend to go ahead with this plan.

“I just thought it would be funny and get me some thumbsy uppies on the Internet. I’m not responsible if people decide to actually storm area 51.”

Area 51 has been used by American aviation authorities since 1955 and is closed off to those without top-level security clearance.

However, the US government did not even admit the base existed until 2013, in a series of documents released as part of a Freedom of Information request, and it is heavily protected by armed guards.

Kate Middleton, Prince William Coordinate In Matching Outfits At Wimbledon

Kate Middleton and Prince William made an appearance together at Wimbledon on Sunday to watch Roger Federer take on Novak Djokovic in the men’s final. 

For the occasion, the Duchess of Cambridge donned a custom light blue dress with capped sleeves by Emilia Wickstead. She paired the bespoke look with a floral clutch and neutral block heels. 

The Duke of Cambridge made sure to coordinate with Kate’s look, wearing a matching blue shirt, gray jacket, navy slacks and brown shoes. 

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arriving at Wimbledon.

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arriving at Wimbledon.

The two met with ballboys and ballgirls prior to the match.

During the championship, the duke and duchess made a number of funny faces while watching their friend Federer, who ended up losing to Djokovic. 

The two watching from the royal box on centre court during the men's final of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships on July 14.

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The two watching from the royal box on centre court during the men’s final of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships on July 14.

Another good point! 

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Another good point! 

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge during the match. 

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge during the match. 

Kate, who is a patron of Wimbledon, presented the trophy to Djokovic after the match. 

The Duchess of Cambridge also attended Wimbledon on Saturday for the women’s finals, alongside her sister, Pippa Middleton, and the Duchess of Sussex. It’s the second year in a row Kate and Meghan Markle have attended the finals together. 

The three sat in the Royal Box at Center Court and watched Serena Williams lose to Simona Halep. 

The Duchess of Cambridge, Duchess of Sussex and Pippa Middleton at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon

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The Duchess of Cambridge, Duchess of Sussex and Pippa Middleton at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon

Williams, who is a global adviser to Verizon Media, HuffPost’s parent company, spoke about her friendship with the duchess in a press conference after the finals. 

“Just having her in general as a friend is great,” the tennis great said. “She’s such a great friend and a great person as well, and always positive no matter what.”

She added, “It’s so good to have people like that … and she’s such a fan of the sport. And she too is happy for Simona. She saw that she played unbelievable, and that’s just the kind of person that she is.”

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Suspect’s Loud Fart Helps Police Sniff Out His Hiding Place

A man trying to elude police in Missouri ended up being betrayed by his own backside.

Liberty Police Department officers over the weekend were searching vainly for a man wanted on a warrant charging possession of a controlled substance, according to the Kansas City Star. The suspect might have gotten away, if he hadn’t been betrayed by his own butt.

It seems the man let out a huge fart right at the wrong time, allowing officers to sniff out where he was hiding, authorities said. Cops didn’t release the man’s identity.

The nearby Clay County Sheriff’s Office got wind of the arrest and decided to turn it into a cautionary tale, presumedly to discourage others from engaging in criminal behavior (or at least avoiding beans before any illegal activity):

If you’ve got a felony warrant for your arrest, the cops are looking for you and you pass gas so loud it gives up your hiding spot, you’re definitely having a day. 

#TuesdayThoughts #ItHappened

Liberty police apparently appreciated the tweet ― not just for the publicity, but for the opportunity to emit some flatulence wisecracks.

And, yes, they let them rip:

“Thanks to @SheriffClayCo for airing out a wanted person’s dirty laundry and fanning the flames. The Liberty Police Department was surprised to see this incident slip out, which stinks for the arrestee. Fortunately, no one was injured during his arrest #nervousbelly #nocomment

HuffPost reached out to the police department, but no one immediately responded.

The capture raises at least one stinking question: When the suspect is brought before a judge, will there be odor in the court?

Pernell ‘Sweet Pea’ Whitaker Dead At 55 After Hit By Car, Driver Not Arrested

Dyson vacuums and fans are up to $250 off for Prime Day

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Cool an entire room with an inconspicuous fan.
Cool an entire room with an inconspicuous fan.

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TL;DR: Select Dyson fans and vacuums are on sale for Prime Day, up to $250 off.

Prime Day is basically Black Friday in July, and instead of stocking up on winter gear, we’re in total summer mode. You don’t have to spend the next month or two sweating like crazy when you can invest in a powerful Dyson fan that will keep you cool.

For Amazon Prime members, Dyson fans are up to $199 off. And if you’re bringing your spring cleaning into summer (which you totally should — cleaning is not a once-a-year thing), check out a couple Dyson vacuums on sale for up to $250 off.

This small but mighty table fan outputs a powerful stream of uninterrupted airflow without choppy blades that create noise and can be unsafe for children or pets. There’s a remote that lets you control 10 airflow settings, a sleep timer, and oscillation control. When the remote is not in use, it connects effortlessly to the fan via magnetization.

The Dyson Cool is available in black/nickel, white/silver, and blue colorways.

In addition to keeping you cool, the Dyson Pure Cool also gets rid of allergens and purifies the air in your home. It connects via WiFi so you can see real-time reports, remotely control the fan, and create run schedules via the Dyson mobile app. It produces enough cool air to fill an entire room and offers up to 350 degrees of oscillation, so you can direct the airflow where you want it.

The Dyson Pure Cool is available in blue and white/silver.

This fan will keep you cool for the remainder of the summer, but you won’t have to store it away come winter. As its name suggests, the Dyson Pure Hot and Cool is both a cooling fan and a heater. Plus it purifies no matter the temperature or time of year. This fan connects to WiFi and you can even use voice commands with Alexa and Siri to control it. The Pure Hot and Cool is powerful enough to fill an entire room.

This vacuum has strong suction that deep cleans across all floor types. It’s designed especially for homes with pets, with tools that dig out dirt, hair, and allergens. It also has extra tools to clean up high and on furniture.

Another vacuum made for pet homes, the Dyson V7 Animal Pro+ has powerful suction and extra tools that dig up dirt and hair for a deep clean across surfaces. This vacuum is lightweight and portable and easily converts to a handheld for cleaning on a smaller scale.