Snapshot: the things you should know to be in the know

By Kirstin Buick
19 January 2016

A fully dressed human skeleton was discovered on the N1, Gareth's Idols salary was revealed, Amy Schumer shut down a sexist teen critic and a cat proved he's the king of selfies.

In case you missed it -- these are the stories that got people talking today.

1. A dressed human skeleton was found on the N1

A human skeleton dressed in black All Stars takkies and a pair of blue jeans was found next to the N1 near Verkeerdevlei in the Free State.

The skeleton was discovered by construction workers among bushes on Friday afternoon. PHOTO: Supplied The skeleton was discovered by construction workers among bushes on Friday afternoon. PHOTO: Supplied

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2. Gareth Cliff revealed his Idols salary in court papers

The Cliff Central founder is taking M-Net to task for what he deems his unfair dismissal from the show. PHOTO: Dino Codevilla The Cliff Central founder is taking M-Net to task for what he deems his unfair dismissal from the show. PHOTO: Dino Codevilla

Listening to off-key singers warble their way through another rendition of Killing Me Softly does not come without its perks, it seems.

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3. A shooting victim defied the odds and got his matric

The tragedy made headlines all over the country in 2012.  PHOTO: Supplied The tragedy made headlines all over the country in 2012. PHOTO: Supplied

JP Abreu survived being shot by his father in 2012 – and last year he shattered the doctors’ dire predictions yet again.

Read his story here

4. Amy Schumer shut down a sexist teen critic in the best way

Teenage film critic Jackson Murphy tweeted a photo of himself with the Trainwreck star on the red carpet at the Critics' Choice Awards on Sunday, but his sexist caption prompted Schumer to respond with dismay. PHOTO: Cover Teenage film critic Jackson Murphy tweeted a photo of himself with the Trainwreck star on the red carpet at the Critics' Choice Awards on Sunday, but his sexist caption prompted Schumer to respond with dismay. PHOTO: Cover The Trainwreck star scorched a wannabe film writer after he made a misogynistic comment about her on social media. See her response here

5. A cat proved that he's the king of the selfie

A photo posted by @yoremahm on

One day, an Instagram user was taking photos with his GoPro when his curious cat Manny touched the camera. What happened next was simultaneously awesome and adorable.

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