Off Beat News

Fri 14 Dec 2018

Factory worker impaled by spikes

Factory worker impaled by spikes

WARNING: Graphic. The 49-year-old was on the night shift at a porcelain factory in China when the accident happened.

Dust storms, rains lash southern states

Dust storms, rains lash southern states

Severe thunderstorms have lashed New South Wales, with warnings of flash flooding, while drivers needed rescuing from flood waters in Victoria.

The top thing that Aussies want to know

The top thing that Aussies want to know

If you want to know what’s on Australia’s mind, no one knows better than Google, because we’re not afraid to ask the search engine.

‘Gross’ find in plane seat

‘Gross’ find in plane seat

A passenger was left disgusted after reaching into her seat pocket on a flight to discover someone had left a sickening surprise inside.

Son finds dad’s body in home after 50 years

Son finds dad’s body in home after 50 years

A man found the remains of his father in his childhood home 50 years after he went missing when a psychic claimed he was in the basement.

Truth about this ‘offensive’ Woolies cake

Truth about this ‘offensive’ Woolies cake

A tweet about a purportedly offensive cake sparked an online backlash. But the Outrage Brigade missed an obvious detail.

Thu 13 Dec 2018

Gliding record smashed

Gliding record smashed

Hang gliding from Dalby to Charleville scored thrill seeker a national record.

Disgust at dad’s sick text while travelling

Disgust at dad’s sick text while travelling

A father and son have caused outrage after appearing to make fun of a very sensitive topic in a disturbing text exchange.

Backlash over ‘disgusting’ figurines

Backlash over ‘disgusting’ figurines

An Aussie bargain shop chain has been forced to remove a bizarre product from its shelves after copping a major backlash on social media.

Mystery spaceship hole conspiracy

Mystery spaceship hole conspiracy

Cosmonauts have inspected a “small but dangerous” hole in Russian spacecraft Soyuz as sinister rumours fly about who or what made it.

How mum saved $30k in one year

How mum saved $30k in one year

Aussie mum-of-two Olivia White used some simple hacks to save tens of thousands of dollars in 12 months. Here’s how you can do it too.

Wed 12 Dec 2018

Bizarre item on business class menu

Bizarre item on business class menu

A passenger was ready to tucker into his fancy British Airways meal until he noticed this unusual ingredient listed on the menu.

Here comes a Christmas comet spectacular

Here comes a Christmas comet spectacular

You’d better watch out. You’d better look up, I’m telling you why: two ‘Christmas comets’ are coming to town!

‘Careful, your racism is showing’

‘Careful, your racism is showing’

Bitter TV rivals have exchanged a series of heated barbs on social media after a notorious “clown” took an almighty swipe at her successor.

Warning over transgender law change

Warning over transgender law change

Tasmania wants to drop gender from its birth certificates and some are worried they’ll get sued if they don’t address people in the right way.

Adelaide to host Australia’s space agency

Adelaide to host Australia’s space agency

The planets have indeed aligned for Adelaide: home to Australia’s new space agency that will triple the nation’s space economy to $12 billion.

Anti-vax mum’s selfish act

Anti-vax mum’s selfish act

A mum was left furious after her daughter was uninvited from a birthday party after another parent found out she was not vaccinated.

Tue 11 Dec 2018

Pooch pampering ramps up complete with tartan bandannas

Pooch pampering ramps up complete with tartan bandannas

Your pooch need some extra love? Range Rover is offering special packs for dog owners.

Ali’s ex puts engagement ring on Gumtree

Ali’s ex puts engagement ring on Gumtree

About 18 months after their long-term romance ended, Ali Oetjen’s ex-fiance is selling her engagement ring on Gumtree for more than $12,000.

Family mocks woman’s bizarre baby name

Family mocks woman’s bizarre baby name

A furious mother-to-be has slammed her “fake” family for ridiculing her son’s name. They’ve now been uninvited to her baby shower.

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