Off Beat News

Wed 21 Aug 2019

ONE TOO MANY: Tourist regrets ‘stupid’ christening mistake

ONE TOO MANY: Tourist regrets ‘stupid’ christening mistake

After one too many drinks while at a christening, 32-year-old Rachael Wynn made a decision she says might cause her to lose her job.

‘Return’ of rare Cadbury block

‘Return’ of rare Cadbury block

WHEN Cadbury brought back this block for a limited time last year, it was so sought after it was being sold for 10 times its price on eBay.

Surf Lakes stoked as biggest-ever wave pool wave goes off

premium_icon Surf Lakes stoked as biggest-ever wave pool wave goes off

'It's the real deal for sure. It really feels like an ocean wave as it pushes along the reefs here. I am so stoked!'

Tue 20 Aug 2019

RACISM: Dummies guide to intolerance

premium_icon RACISM: Dummies guide to intolerance

Ever wondered where you fit into Australia's racist culture? Try this 25 point checklist and find out where you sit

Mystery flying object sparks UFO speculation

premium_icon Mystery flying object sparks UFO speculation

There have been two separate sightings of a mystery object moving through Central Queensland skies.

P-Plater caught with photocopied disability permit

P-Plater caught with photocopied disability permit

A P-Plater has lashed out at police who fined her for parking in a disabled spot with a fake permit.

Mystery stone baffles scientists

Mystery stone baffles scientists

An artefact housed in a small crypt in London is said to have mystical powers. Yet scientists have no idea where it came from.

Hoon 'tried to impress mates' with Teewah Beach burnouts

premium_icon Hoon 'tried to impress mates' with Teewah Beach burnouts

'Young people who are inexperienced drivers ... showing off to mates generally and more often than not ends in tragedy.'

Magistrate insists lawyer give jailed client one more chance

premium_icon Magistrate insists lawyer give jailed client one more chance

'You give him advice, he then gives you instructions, that's how it works isn't it?'

Mon 19 Aug 2019

Super job flop...bizarre case shows some don't want work: MP

premium_icon Super job flop...bizarre case shows some don't want work: MP

A MAN on the dole who was called up for a second-round job interview dressed in a Superman costume to ensure he did not get the job.

Victoria cops sorry for gay discrimination

Victoria cops sorry for gay discrimination

VICTORIA Police Chief Commissioner Graham Ashton says he's sorry for the way the force enforced historical laws which criminalised homosexuality.

Airport worker fired over nasty note

Airport worker fired over nasty note

AS Neal Strassner was walking through security at an airport, a worker handed him a handwritten note. The message inside got her fired.

Sun 18 Aug 2019

How I secretly spread my husband’s ashes at the Gabba

premium_icon How I secretly spread my husband’s ashes at the Gabba

Before passionate Lions fan Alex Wilson died of cancer last year, his wife Sandra made a promise that she has secretly been honouring every round this season.

WATCH: Massive croc caught munching

premium_icon WATCH: Massive croc caught munching

An eagle-eyed aviation student made a surprising find while flying her helicopter over Cape Cleveland today.

'I died on the road': Crash survivor's harrowing near-fatal

premium_icon 'I died on the road': Crash survivor's harrowing near-fatal

A man was in a coma for eight days after a crash so serious he died on-scene and was revived by ambulance responders. This is his story of recovery.

Sat 17 Aug 2019

Facebook loses it over giant avocados

Facebook loses it over giant avocados

There are few things that pair better than avocado and toast — but these giant versions of the popular fruit are going to require a lot of bread.

This gym habit is what’s wrong with the world right now

premium_icon This gym habit is what’s wrong with the world right now

The sight of grown men opting for hair-dryers rather than towels at the gym says a lot about where we are with environmental complacency, and why climate shaming...

German prisoner vaults fence to freedom

German prisoner vaults fence to freedom

A hunt is on for a German prisoner who escaped by vaulting over a fence to freedom with a piece of equipment he built secretly in the prison's gymnastics hall.

Health authority quashes Gympie Hospital system delay rumour

premium_icon Health authority quashes Gympie Hospital system delay rumour

'No supply issue' because of new $135 million system.

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