Off Beat News

Sat 15 Dec 2018

School on the Hill turns 100

School on the Hill turns 100

The Coolangatta State School is unique in Queensland in having had one name but three locations

Surprising porn habits of Australian women

Surprising porn habits of Australian women

Online porn site Pornhub has released its 2018 Year in Review, which reveals an unusual discovery about the porn habits of Australian women.

Prisoner’s odd last meal request

Prisoner’s odd last meal request

Many would choose something gourmet, but Jose Antonio Jimenez asked for a specific combination of comfort foods before he was executed.

Second lotto ‘winner’ cheated out of cash

Second lotto ‘winner’ cheated out of cash

A “winner” claims she missed out on a $350k scratchcard jackpot because of a “misprint” just days after lottery officials said another card was “doctored”.

CASH CRISIS: The country where money has no value

CASH CRISIS: The country where money has no value

As companies continue to pull out of this warring country and end their years of business, they’re paying their workers in everything but money.

Fri 14 Dec 2018

Nervous? Gary will keep you calm as you board the plane

Nervous? Gary will keep you calm as you board the plane

Gary will be based in the main check-in hall inside the Gold Coast Airport terminal at designated times

Horror as human remains are found on plane

Horror as human remains are found on plane

A flight was forced to turn around mid-air after the captain made an announcement about a life or death discovery made on the plane.

‘Hi-tech’ Russian robot actually man in suit

‘Hi-tech’ Russian robot actually man in suit

A “hi-tech robot” on a televised show meant to promote the technological prowess of Russia has turned out to be a man in a suit.

Factory worker impaled by spikes

Factory worker impaled by spikes

WARNING: Graphic. The 49-year-old was on the night shift at a porcelain factory in China when the accident happened.

Dust storms, rains lash southern states

Dust storms, rains lash southern states

Severe thunderstorms have lashed New South Wales, with warnings of flash flooding, while drivers needed rescuing from flood waters in Victoria.

The top thing that Aussies want to know

The top thing that Aussies want to know

If you want to know what’s on Australia’s mind, no one knows better than Google, because we’re not afraid to ask the search engine.

‘Gross’ find in plane seat

‘Gross’ find in plane seat

A passenger was left disgusted after reaching into her seat pocket on a flight to discover someone had left a sickening surprise inside.

Son finds dad’s body in home after 50 years

Son finds dad’s body in home after 50 years

A man found the remains of his father in his childhood home 50 years after he went missing when a psychic claimed he was in the basement.

Truth about this ‘offensive’ Woolies cake

Truth about this ‘offensive’ Woolies cake

A tweet about a purportedly offensive cake sparked an online backlash. But the Outrage Brigade missed an obvious detail.

Thu 13 Dec 2018

Disgust at dad’s sick text while travelling

Disgust at dad’s sick text while travelling

A father and son have caused outrage after appearing to make fun of a very sensitive topic in a disturbing text exchange.

Backlash over ‘disgusting’ figurines

Backlash over ‘disgusting’ figurines

An Aussie bargain shop chain has been forced to remove a bizarre product from its shelves after copping a major backlash on social media.

Mystery spaceship hole conspiracy

Mystery spaceship hole conspiracy

Cosmonauts have inspected a “small but dangerous” hole in Russian spacecraft Soyuz as sinister rumours fly about who or what made it.

How mum saved $30k in one year

How mum saved $30k in one year

Aussie mum-of-two Olivia White used some simple hacks to save tens of thousands of dollars in 12 months. Here’s how you can do it too.

Wed 12 Dec 2018

Can you help save this horse's eye in time?

Can you help save this horse's eye in time?

THE community is rallying around this beloved horse by donating to an urgent GoFundMe campaign.

Bizarre item on business class menu

Bizarre item on business class menu

A passenger was ready to tucker into his fancy British Airways meal until he noticed this unusual ingredient listed on the menu.

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