Off Beat News

Tue 21 Jan 2020

Anger at passenger’s gross mid-air act

Anger at passenger’s gross mid-air act

The internet has become united against a passenger with “zero self-awareness” who was filmed doing this revolting, but not uncommon act on a flight.

‘Sexist’: Racy KFC ad cops heat

‘Sexist’: Racy KFC ad cops heat

The fast food giant’s latest ad, which shows young boys “ogling” a woman’s cleavage, has been slammed as “tired” and “sexist”.

What a catch! Python wows crowd as he nabs tasty lunch

premium_icon What a catch! Python wows crowd as he nabs tasty lunch

Wow! Residents at a Coast retirement village had front row seats to an interesting show when a python devoured a goanna outside their units.

'My son stopped hugging me so I knitted a new one'

'My son stopped hugging me so I knitted a new one'

"My woollen son still comes out to play sometimes when we fancy a laugh, but the rest of the time he sits on a mannequin in my design studio."

Reality star’s awkward Bali medical ‘scam’

Reality star’s awkward Bali medical ‘scam’

A former reality TV star turned radio host has revealed the moment she was scammed in Bali after paying for an enema.

Karl savages ‘disgusting’ Aus Open act

Karl savages ‘disgusting’ Aus Open act

Karl Stefanovic has take aim at French tennis player Elliot Benchetrit after the Australian Open competitor made a bizarre request.

Qld Rail workers paid to chase away birds

premium_icon Qld Rail workers paid to chase away birds

Queensland Rail has admitted it is paying employees to clap and clang bamboo in an attempt to chase birds from a car park.

Mon 20 Jan 2020

Guest stunned by hotel intruder

Guest stunned by hotel intruder

Guests staying at a Sri Lankan hotel had to contend with an unexpected guest when a wild elephant took a stroll through the lobby.

WATCH: Trying Lamington flavoured chips for Aussie Day

premium_icon WATCH: Trying Lamington flavoured chips for Aussie Day

In the spirit of Australia Day, we tried the Lamington chips so you don’t have to.

Ban the bondage: Festival feels heat over KKK costume

premium_icon Ban the bondage: Festival feels heat over KKK costume

More than 1100 people have signed a petition to ban a bondage show because its organiser Shayne Budgen was pictured wearing a Ku Klux Klan-style hood.

Reality TV toothbrush poo scandal

premium_icon Reality TV toothbrush poo scandal

The latest series is yet to premiere and already scandal involving a dirty toilet and a toothbrush has erupted on set of reality show Married At First Sight.

What's with all the frothing trees ?

premium_icon What's with all the frothing trees ?

Trees across the Coffs Coast seem to be celebrating the long-awaited rain.

HOLEY MOLEY: Expert reveals cause of road collapse

premium_icon HOLEY MOLEY: Expert reveals cause of road collapse

A crater-like hole in a section of residential road remained cordoned off to people and traffic as experts assess the massive repair job.

Thief takes off with nine sets of male and female undies

premium_icon Thief takes off with nine sets of male and female undies

SOMEONE has made off with nearly enough clothes for a week, two sets of shoes and a swag after unlawfully entering a Qunaba property.

Legends set new world record for most Ned Kelly lookalikes

premium_icon Legends set new world record for most Ned Kelly lookalikes

A new world record is on the books after several hundred people donned their best bushranger garb to take the title of most Ned Kelly lookalikes in one place.

‘I broke his nose’: Businessman clocks crim

premium_icon ‘I broke his nose’: Businessman clocks crim

A newsagency owner was assaulted in an attempted robbery, but the kids who allegedly jumped him might be in worse shape than they bargained for.

Speared Far North croc removed for treatment

premium_icon Speared Far North croc removed for treatment

A large saltwater croc found swimming in a Far North river with a spear lodged in its back will undergo treatment after being removed from the wild.

Huge no to activewear on a plane

Huge no to activewear on a plane

Qantas was accused of discrimination this week when it refused entry to a former WWE star. But the outrage “goes beyond eye-roll stuff”.

Sun 19 Jan 2020

‘Ridiculous’ flaw with new space uniform

‘Ridiculous’ flaw with new space uniform

People lost it when they heard Trump had created a US Space Force. But now the uniform might be even more hilarious.

Sat 18 Jan 2020

’Jabba the Jihadi’ captured in Iraq

’Jabba the Jihadi’ captured in Iraq

An Islamic State leader, who has been dubbed ‘Jabba the Jihadi’, has been arrested in Iraq on Thursday.

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