Off Beat News

Sat 14 Dec 2019

Unemployed couple with seven kids ask for money for Xmas

Unemployed couple with seven kids ask for money for Xmas

A couple who set up a GoFundMe to pay for their 7 kids Xmas presents have been criticised as people insist the pair should “get a job”.

Fri 13 Dec 2019

Couple dobbed to RSPCA for being cruel to fake birds

premium_icon Couple dobbed to RSPCA for being cruel to fake birds

An elderly couple have been accused of being cruel to their two birds. The only problem though is that the birds in question weren’t actually real.

The best cures for the hiccups

premium_icon The best cures for the hiccups

Everyone has their own home remedy for the hiccups, but when they hit here’s what you should do

Thousands of ‘penis-fish’ cover beach

Thousands of ‘penis-fish’ cover beach

A wild storm has washed ashore huge amounts of a strange looking sea creature, covering a beach in phallic shaped worms.

‘Heart ripped out’: Lion costume owner’s devastation

premium_icon ‘Heart ripped out’: Lion costume owner’s devastation

The owner of a bespoke lion “fursuit” worth $4000 said it was like “having my heart ripped out” when he discovered it was stolen. He is now planning a memorial.

‘Stupid’ driver slammed after crash

‘Stupid’ driver slammed after crash

A driver towing a boat who lost control while attempting to overtake two cars at speed has been lashed by commenters online.

Woolshed dancing petition: ‘I want to get my hoe back on’

premium_icon Woolshed dancing petition: ‘I want to get my hoe back on’

The Woolshed was forced to remove its iconic dancing tables due to tightened insurance restrictions.

Pub offers free beer if tram arrives on time

premium_icon Pub offers free beer if tram arrives on time

A Sydney bar is so adamant the long-awaited light rail won’t run on schedule on Saturday, it’s promising to give away free beer and wine if it does.

Young girl’s makeshift Nikes go viral

Young girl’s makeshift Nikes go viral

Shoes are designed to give athletes every edge imaginable but this 12-year-old Philippines star showed her own Nikes work just as well.

Hilarious photos show Santa picture fails

premium_icon Hilarious photos show Santa picture fails

It’s a Christmas tradition for many, but sometimes taking a photo with Santa isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

$201m lotto-winning tradie’s stingy act

$201m lotto-winning tradie’s stingy act

He scored a life-changing pile of cash just weeks ago – but builder Steve Thomson has just pulled one surprisingly cheapskate move.

Thu 12 Dec 2019

Woman accidentally uses MIL's vagina towel to dry hands

Woman accidentally uses MIL's vagina towel to dry hands

When Gemma dried her hands with a small towel hanging by the shower. It wouldn’t be long before she learned from her MIL what that towel was actually used for.

Unusual dairy product that’s the next big superfood

premium_icon Unusual dairy product that’s the next big superfood

It’s rich in nutrients, aids health and degenerative conditions and lactose intolerants love it. At $25 a litre, camel dairies are flourishing.

High school opens its own brewery for teenage students

premium_icon High school opens its own brewery for teenage students

Forget maths, English and history – this school is teaching teens how to brew their own alcohol – it has even installed its own microbrewery.

‘Hungry’ man eats KFC at vegan protest

‘Hungry’ man eats KFC at vegan protest

A man has gone viral on social media after he was filmed holding a box of KFC and tucking in to a drumstick, metres away from vegan activists.

Check out this un-bull-ievable sight at the local pub

premium_icon Check out this un-bull-ievable sight at the local pub

Loveable steer Norman pops into watering hole to say ‘Merry Christmas and a Happy Moo Year!

Driver repeatedly rams speed camera

Driver repeatedly rams speed camera

A driver has been “praised” online after video emerged of them driving erratically, ramming their vehicle into a mobile speed camera.

Mysterious ‘holes’ found on seabed

Mysterious ‘holes’ found on seabed

Thousands of strange holes have been found off the coast of California, but researchers haven’t figured out how they got there.

Google reveals top tech gifts for 2019

Google reveals top tech gifts for 2019

With less than two weeks until Christmas, Google has revealed the top trending games and gadgets for the tech head in your life.

Note a sign women’s cricket has arrived

Note a sign women’s cricket has arrived

Women’s Big Bash League star Suzie Bates received an unexpected note after Sunday’s final in Brisbane that warms the heart.

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