Off Beat News

Wed 17 Oct 2018

Inside Hollywood’s most unconventional marriage

Inside Hollywood’s most unconventional marriage

THEY’VE been together for 20 long years, but this famous couple’s wild love life reads more like the plot of a kinky movie.

Miracle cockatoo returns home

Miracle cockatoo returns home

Few struggled more so in last week's severe storms than Coolabunia dairy farmer Damien Tessmann and his unlikely feathered friend, Lazarus.

Goodnight hiss: Snake catcher's unusual bed buddy

Goodnight hiss: Snake catcher's unusual bed buddy

SNAKE catcher Darryl Robinson has seen many things in his job, but last week's snake rescue during the severe hail storms was a new one even for him.

Town’s ridiculously Aussie welcome for royals

Town’s ridiculously Aussie welcome for royals

THE bush town of Dubbo is frothing with excitement ahead of the royal couple’s welcome later today, and it’s prepared the perfect welcome gift.

'Thousands' of bluebottles invade our beaches

'Thousands' of bluebottles invade our beaches

MASSES of these nasty stingers have washed up on the sand, and even though they're dead, they can still hurt you.

Tue 16 Oct 2018

Seller’s X-rated mistake in photo

Seller’s X-rated mistake in photo

A MUM was left mortified after taking a seemingly innocent picture of two wardrobes she was trying to sell, only to have it pointed out she was showing off more...

Thanks for not using air fresheners

Thanks for not using air fresheners

Our bodies have in-built detoxification systems to manage small doses of chemicals, but can only handle so much for us

Mon 15 Oct 2018

Coke’s disturbing vending machine message

Coke’s disturbing vending machine message

WHEN Coca Cola tried to be friendly by writing a greeting on one of its vending machines it ended up shocking customers with a grim message.

New tech could mean no more stopping at red lights

New tech could mean no more stopping at red lights

A NEW trial uses a futuristic method to ease traffic congestion.

Huge coincidence for reunited brothers: 'Gave me goosebumps'

Huge coincidence for reunited brothers: 'Gave me goosebumps'

IN A bizarre coincidence after Terry Gall and Barry Sutherland reunited in Toowoomba, they discovered they were only meters away from each other a year earlier.

Sun 14 Oct 2018

Resort’s saucy secrets exposed

Resort’s saucy secrets exposed

IF YOU thought resorts on party islands were all about nudity, boozing and staff sleeping with guests, you were absolutely right.

Sat 13 Oct 2018

Queensland cat survives six weeks in NT outback

Queensland cat survives six weeks in NT outback

A COUPLE is making a five-day journey from Brisbane to Mataranka to rescue their beloved 18-year-old cat Spike.

VIDEO: Driver in close shave with truck on the Warrego

VIDEO: Driver in close shave with truck on the Warrego

A TOOWOOMBA man has had a close brush with death after a truck he was overtaking failed to spot him.

WEDDING PASHERS: Eugenie and Jack in fairytale royal union

WEDDING PASHERS: Eugenie and Jack in fairytale royal union

STAUNCH Monarchists, maybe don’t read this. We take a colourful look at the second-best royal wedding of the year.

Woman shamed for gross mid-air act

Woman shamed for gross mid-air act

WHEN video of this plane passenger was shared online, thousands of people responded with anger — and disgust.

Never do this simple thing with a rental car

Never do this simple thing with a rental car

SCOTT Sewell’s rookie error when renting a car left him black-listed with a $1400 bill. It’s something we probably do all the time.

Tsunami could hit Australia again

Tsunami could hit Australia again

WHILE Australia is seen as a geologically stable continent, experts have revealed Australia is at risk of a devastating tsunami.

Problem with $500b megacity

Problem with $500b megacity

DUBBED the “mega city of the future”, but there’s one big reason tech leaders are pulling out of the ambitious $500 billion project.

Terrible news for Aussie vegans

Terrible news for Aussie vegans

IT TURNS out one of Australia’s favourite foods — which vegans have been eating for years — may not actually be vegan at all.

Fri 12 Oct 2018

Auschwitz plan for racist football fans

Auschwitz plan for racist football fans

A MAJOR football team have decided upon a drastic measure in an attempt to combat anti-Semitism at the club.

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