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You South Africa 11/19/2020

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Media 24 Ltd
52 Issues

in this issue

2 min
around the world

SPAIN 900-YEAR-OLD ‘SELFIE’ DISCOVERED A stonemason who worked on a church in Spain centuries ago hid a “portrait” of himself at the site. A British art historian spotted the depiction of a man’s torso and face on top of a pillar in the Santiago de Compostela Cathedral. The position of the 30cm sculpture – at the top of a 13m pillar – indicates that he probably hadn’t meant anyone to see or find it. Instead it was a kind of signature confirming he’d created some of the sculptures in the cathedral. The construction of this building, which is a Unesco World Heritage site, started in the 11th century. SOUTH KOREA MASKS BECOME COMPULSORY IN SOME PLACES The government of South Korea has announced that from now on everyone in the country should wear a mask in busy…

5 min
your stars

CAPRICORN 21 DEC – 20 JAN A new dispensation at work may not entirely be to your liking, but chances are this is as good as it is going to get at this stage. Whatever this entails, you are bound to end up with greater security, if not necessarily more money. Once your focus is no longer consumed by this work-related matter, you’ll rediscover the joys of spending time with good friends and enjoying their company. YOUR LUCKY NUMBERS 24, 48, 42, 39, 41, 50 AQUARIUS 21 JAN – 18 FEB It seems as if a family matter can finally be settled this week after many months of coming and going. Accept that you will never find the ideal solution and what matters now is a negotiated arrangement. With the sun moving into your friendship horoscope…

1 min
interesting iss facts

90 MINUTES How long it takes the ISS to orbit Earth once. 28 000 KM/H The average speed at which the ISS travels in space. 6 The number of astronauts who can live there at the same time. FIVE-BEDROOM HOUSE More or less the size of the inside of the ISS. It has two bathrooms, a gym and a large window. But it’s fairly cramped as the equipment takes up a lot of room. 2 HOURS The time the crew must exercise daily to make up for the bone density and muscle mass they lose under low-gravity conditions.…

1 min
the numbers

4 The number of days of counting that were needed before Biden was declared the victor. 290 Joe Biden’s wins in 19 states allowed him to win the race to 270 electoral college votes needed for victory. 71million the number of votes for Donald Trump – the most for a sitting president. It’s also 10 million more than in 2016. 17 The number of rallies Trump held in the final four days of the campaignt 75million the number of votes for Bident But with votes still being counted at the time of going to print, he could breach the 80 million markt 80million The number of mail ballots, compared to just 33 million in 2016t 1992 The last time there was a single-term president, when George Bush lost to Bill Clintont…

2 min
going to extremes

MOST MODIFIED Australian Ethan Bramble (24) claims to be “the world’s most-modified youth”, having undergone more than 40 body modification procedures, including tattooing his eyeballs, splitting his tongue and removing his belly button. “I’ve always liked different. Different is cool, different is unique,” Ethan says. “I like to be a standout kind of dude that draws some attention, turns some heads.” Ethan was 11 when he started modifying his body and estimates that he’s spent between R237 t00 and R31t 900 over the years. Although he feels empowered by his body, his appearance has resulted in negative reactions from people. “It can set you back,” Ethan admits. “But you learn to push past it and be like, ‘They don’t get to say that about my life, they don’t get to be…

2 min
what’s in a newsletter?

IT’S astonishing how much information there is in the world. And so little time to discover it all! That’s why email newsletters can be an amazing way to find the gems you may have missed. YOU’s newsletters are carefully curated to bring you the best of the week’s features in various categories. Sign up now – they’re free and easy to access. YOU SNAPSHOT What’s in it? Keep tour finger on the pulse of what’s happening in the world with a selection of the best local and international stories. Wonderfully wacky tales, touching human interest stories, monet matters, essential advice and more – the YOU Snapshot newsletter features a variett of free and subscriber-only articlesfor you to enjoy. When does it come out? Daily YOU FOOD What’s in it? Packedwith tasty, east-to-whip-up recipes that won’t cost you…