Whats We Missed: Wednesday July 17th

A street in Wales has been designated the steepest in the world after a successful campaign by residents.

The title comes at the expense of a street in New Zealand, which has apparently been eclipsed in the steepness sweepstakes.

Guinness World Records said Tuesday that the street of Ffordd Pen Llech in the seafront town of Harlech, 245 miles (395 kilometers) northwest of London, has a gradient of 37.45%, two percentage points steeper than the former title holder in Dunedin on New Zealand’s South Island.

The Welsh campaign was led by businessman and architectural historian Gwyn Headley. He says he feels “jubilation” now that the street has been recognized.

source: https://apnews.com/a99187962abd44229bce75fefcf7e874

Two very different studies show that dancing is more than just fun. It can keep your mind sharp and your heart healthy. The first was done in the United Kingdom and published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

source: https://www.upi.com/Health_News/2019/07/16/Dancing-can-keep-mind-sharp-heart-healthy/3541563277720/?ts_=17

A wildlife expert and her photographer set off on an undersea adventure around the United Kingdom and what they witnessed was nothing short of amazing. BBC wildlife host and biologist Lizzie Daly swam next to a giant jellyfish that appeared to be as big as her body. A video of the jellyfish, taken by Daly's underwater cinematographer, Dan Abbott, has gone viral.The cream-colored jellyfish was spotted off the coast of Cornwall, England. The size — and location — of the barrel jellyfish shocked many, but Daly says the creature isn't all that unusual."It's known to get this large, but I haven't seen one this big," Daly told CBS News. "Dan said he hasn't seen one this big either."

source: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/giant-barrel-jellyfish-the-size-of-a-human-spotted-by-diver-and-bbc-biologist-host-lizzie-daly-off-uk-coast/

Lifehacker contributor Starre Julia Vartan wrote about the importance of taking mental health days from your job. Mental health is health, and taking care of ourselves should be a priority. But what about our kids? I’ve heard from parents who’ve admitted they let their children occasionally miss school in order to recharge, and people would respond as if they were allowing their kids to swipe a bag of M&Ms from the liquor store down the street. A student staying home because they have bronchitis is encouraged (demanded, even); doing so to veg out and watch Riverdale after an intense week of AP tests is “playing hooky.”

source: https://offspring.lifehacker.com/your-kid-should-get-mental-health-days-too-1836252996?utm_source=lifehacker_twitter&utm_campaign=socialflow_lifehacker_twitter&utm_medium=socialflow

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