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Your fingernails grow faster when you are cold. Applesauce was the first food eaten in space by astronauts. Snails take the longest naps, some lasting as long as three years. The average person spends two weeks of their life waiting at traffic lights. Before 1913 parents could mail their kids to Grandma’s through the postal service.

Questions and answers about Deceased Estates

JOHANN GROBLER • I don’t trust the executor. What can I do? First prize is to maintain a sound relationship with the executor or the actual person in his office who is involved with the winding-up process. Ask for a copy of the will and copies of documents you may be interested in. Keep in mind that you cannot demand the furnishing of these copies. The next option is to check the file at the Master’s Office. However, be warned that you may find that to be a fruitless exercise. There is one important “open door”. Before the executor may...

GODGEGEWE GESONDHEID: ONS VERANTWOORDELIKHEID

DR JACO JURGENS Gesondheid is n’ seën wat ons ontvang het. Elkeen van ons het n’ verantwoordelikheid om so gesond as moontlik te leef. Gesondleef beteken om reg te eet, te oefen en te rus, as dit nodig is. Ons almal is besig met ‘n reis tot ons doodgaan. Hoe goed ons kyk na onsself maak hierdie reis ongemaklik of gemaklik. Daar is sekere faktore wat ons niks aan kan doen nie, byvoorbeeld ons genetika en trauma wat nie ons skuld was nie. Die uiteinde van ons reis op aarde is vleeslike afsterwe, maar geestelike voortbestaan. Kom ons maak hierdie...

UNNATURAL CAUSES OF DEATH

Martin Du Toit When we think of unnatural causes of death, we usually think of traffic accidents, homicide or even suicide. In reality, there are numerous circumstances in which a death can be classified as “unnatural”. Any person who passes away due to unnatural causes must undergo a post-mortem examination, conducted by the Government Forensic Pathology Service to determine the exact cause of death. Here are a few examples of deaths that are considered unnatural: • Any death due to physical or chemical influence. Examples include stabbing, shooting, blunt force trauma, car accidents, heat/cold exposure, electrocution, ingestion or injection of...

WEST RAND PAWN

Al die persoonlikhede en menslike dinge wat plaasgevind het in West Rand Pawn wat geleë was in Krugersdorp-Wes moes net gedeel word met al ons mense. Die goudmyne in die omgewing het gesorg vir ekonomiese vooruitgang. Winkels, kafees,ingenieurswerke van alle beroepe het werk verskaf aan talle mense. By West Rand Pawn kon ‘n mens ook kerse, sigarette, meel, klere, gereedskap, paraffien, fietse, asook onderdele vir fietse, en Lennon se medisyne koop. Natuurlik kon jy in slegte tye iets verpand vir geld teen twintig persent rente per maand. ‘’Ietsie gaan afsit’’ soos my seun, Wernher, sê! Mense kan ook die snaar...

ALIEN SUBVERSION VOLUME 2

Life’s getting complicated and Isabella has to learn to adjust in a galaxy with numerous planets and multiple types of very different sentient species; but she and her allies are also beginning to realise that there’s something much bigger going on and Earth seems to be at the heart of it. Back on Earth, Domenico and the Resistance are making head way and as he’s even observing the Dimross’ and wondering if his plan might just bear fruit. He’s approached by no less than five beautiful alien witches from Kashev who have been forced to take refuge on Earth for...

ALIEN SUBVERSION VOLUME 1

We’re introduced to Freya who is Traveller; she ensures the equitable balance and stability of the timelines throughout the galaxy, or the universe will respond with chaos. Lore is Guardian, and supposed to ensure that Council’s will is enforced throughout all the planets of their galaxy. Today he chooses to follow Freya into a forbidden galaxy, to the unknown Earth planet, because he has a secret. Both he and Freya died on Earth in their previous lifetimes, and Lore remembers everything! The blue planet is giving off disturbing vibes and Freya can’t help but have a look – someone’s changed...

SHARK BITE

Kathrina www.elitereaders.com During a research experiment, a marine biologist placed a shark inside a large holding tank and then released several small bait fish into the tank. As you would expect, the shark quickly swam around the tank, attacked and ate the smaller fish. The marine biologist then inserted a strong piece of clear fibre-glass into the tank, creating two separate partitions. She then put the shark on one side of the fibre-glass and a new set of bait fish on the other. Again, the shark quickly attacked. This time, however, the shark slammed into the fibre-glass divider and bounced...