Off Beat News

Sat 14 Jul 2018

Most unpopular baby names of 2018

Most unpopular baby names of 2018

According to a poll on Netmums, these are the baby names that are well and truly dying out. Sincere apologies if yours is on the list.

Fri 13 Jul 2018

Elderly driver cruises down wrong side of highway

Elderly driver cruises down wrong side of highway

TERRIFYING footage has shown an elderly person driving down the wrong side of the Bruce Highway into the path of a truck.

Airline board fired after PM's cancelled flight, chaos

Airline board fired after PM's cancelled flight, chaos

FOR most of us, protesting against unfair treatment by an airline is a futile battle. Not for this passenger, who hit back after his flight was cancelled.

Guinness World Record broken at the Birdsville Big Red Bash

Guinness World Record broken at the Birdsville Big Red Bash

Rocky's own Busby Marou opened the three day rock music event

Disgust over racist housemate ad

Disgust over racist housemate ad

It warned people from one country not to “waste your time” applying as they would not be accepted.

Nanna's sex addiction

Nanna's sex addiction

A "NANNA" has lifted the lid about her sex addiction in a new book.

Thu 12 Jul 2018

WATCH: Gruesome procedure to cut off nine-metre fingernails

WATCH: Gruesome procedure to cut off nine-metre fingernails

SHRIDHAR Chillal had the longest fingernails ever recorded on a single hand. Now he's decided to cut them off and its going to need more than just clippers.

Model has 'Jaws-worthy moment' while posing for photos

Model has 'Jaws-worthy moment' while posing for photos

A shark has bitten an Instagram model and dragged her underwater while she was posing for a photo in the Bahamas.

Nation's 'hottest burger' no match for 'iron guts' Rouvray

Nation's 'hottest burger' no match for 'iron guts' Rouvray

AUSTRALIA'S "hottest burger” that has brought tears to the eyes of many Gladstone residents was no match for Brenton "Iron Guts” Rouvray.

Bizarre 2000-year-old find baffles experts

Bizarre 2000-year-old find baffles experts

No one knows what is inside this giant, two-metre long and two thousand-year-old black sarcophagus uncovered in Egypt.

Mega mansion sells for $11m plus

Mega mansion sells for $11m plus

One of Queensland's most enviable trophy homes has sold for more than $11 million in the city’s biggest sale of the year so far.

Wed 11 Jul 2018

Shafts swing in style as nude golfers tee off

Shafts swing in style as nude golfers tee off

Everything was swinging at this Northern Territory club earlier this week.

Baffled locals find abandoned 747

Baffled locals find abandoned 747

Conspiracy theories quickly ran wild when a group of locals woke up to find what they believed to be an abandoned jumbo jet sitting in a muddy field.

600kg croc caught after decade-long hunt

600kg croc caught after decade-long hunt

IT TOOK 10 years but rangers have finally caught the biggest croc in the Katherine River — weighing in at a whopping 600kg.

WARNING: Be on the lookout for these dodgy phone calls

WARNING: Be on the lookout for these dodgy phone calls

Have you received a phone call like this?

Tue 10 Jul 2018

Noooo! Rollover tragedy claims rubbish collection vehicle

Noooo! Rollover tragedy claims rubbish collection vehicle

'MY trolley just fell to pieces.'

Heroism in the face of a fireball explosion

Heroism in the face of a fireball explosion

We all like to think we would respond bravely in a crisis. But whether, in that split second, we would actually put our own safety at risk is another matter.

Former wife slams Lowndes in public post

Former wife slams Lowndes in public post

Craig Lowndes’ former wife has taken aim at the car racing champion in a public social media post that claims he’d broken his “little girl’s heart”.

Mon 9 Jul 2018

Mummy blogger rants over chicken nuggets

Mummy blogger rants over chicken nuggets

A BLOGGER has lashed a Sydney cafe over a children’s serve of chicken and chips. But now the owner has hit back, accusing her of bullying.

'We paid $800 for our dog's birthday party'

'We paid $800 for our dog's birthday party'

THIS couple haven’t yet had children but they absolutely love their dogs. So much so, they estimate to have spent up to $800 on dog Daisy's second birthday.

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