Off Beat News

Thu 13 Aug 2020

Barnesy’s essential tip on handling lockdown

Barnesy’s essential tip on handling lockdown

Locked-down Melbourne residents are being invited to take part in a collective scream as part of a lighthearted vent at COVID-19 frustrations.

Brutally honest ad goes viral

Brutally honest ad goes viral

A brutally honest advert for a “mouldy” home trashed by too many parties has led to a flood of inquiries.

Evans slams celebs in bizarre video rant about the sun, NZ

Premium Content Evans slams celebs in bizarre video rant about the sun, NZ

In his latest rant on Facebook, Pete Evans has taken aim at fellow celebrities, medical experts who ‘poisoned our minds’ against the sun and Jacinda Ardern.

Mysterious seeds spark major warning

Mysterious seeds spark major warning

A major warning has been issued by authorities in the US after mysterious packets of seeds started arriving at people’s houses.

‘Too short’: Uproar over supermarket outfit

‘Too short’: Uproar over supermarket outfit

A female shopper is “livid” after claiming she was told to “pull down” her T-shirt to cover her modesty when she popped into a UK supermarket.

How con artist scammed Aussie radio show

How con artist scammed Aussie radio show

A former FM radio star has opened up about a wild catfishing story in which a mentally ill Canadian woman tricked Adelaide listeners.

Mum’s horrifying discovery in microwave

Mum’s horrifying discovery in microwave

A mum was left horrified after she was confronted with what looked like a furry animal in her microwave – but it’s not.

From failed 'disco dong' to $80,000 pandanus sculpture

Premium Content From failed 'disco dong' to $80,000 pandanus sculpture

AFTER the failure of the “disco dong”, Byron council is taking things slow with its next public art project.

Shish kebab or machete? Woman claims misunderstanding

Premium Content Shish kebab or machete? Woman claims misunderstanding

A woman allegedly caught wielding a machete at police said the incident was a “huge misunderstanding” saying she was actually holding a shish kebab skewer.

Wed 12 Aug 2020

Dad uses very young son to video underneath teen’s skirt

Premium Content Dad uses very young son to video underneath teen’s skirt

A father, observed using his three-year-old son as a “ruse” to get closer to a teenager who he later inappropriately videoed has avoided a prison sentence.

Kiwi lists why ‘Australia is better than NZ’

Kiwi lists why ‘Australia is better than NZ’

A New Zealand man who now lives in Sydney has created a video listing all the things he says are “much better” in Australia. Do you agree?

‘Disgusting’: Plane video stuns passengers

‘Disgusting’: Plane video stuns passengers

A viral video taken on board a plane has left fellow passengers and social media horrified – and questioning whether the pair knew each other.

‘There could be massive job losses’, MP warns

Premium Content ‘There could be massive job losses’, MP warns

CONSTRUCTION projects worth millions of dollars are in jeopardy, and police and health workers are struggling to deal with border closure issues.

Rejected jobseeker’s ‘rude’ email

Rejected jobseeker’s ‘rude’ email

A recruiter has shared the shockingly abusive response she received from a furious man who failed to score his dream job.

How horror accident led to crazy travel adventure

Premium Content How horror accident led to crazy travel adventure

Two years ago a famed traveller broke his back in a horror accident, leaving him afraid he wouldn’t be able to walk again. Now he’s had a “second chance”.

Tue 11 Aug 2020

‘Genius’ hotel toastie hack goes viral

‘Genius’ hotel toastie hack goes viral

In hotel quarantine the catering is less than five-star. But this simple hack has turned one meal from zero to hero.

Mystery of cartoon-like truck baffles locals

Premium Content Mystery of cartoon-like truck baffles locals

A community is baffled after motorists spotted a truck driving along the road with a large ute hanging out the back like a scene from a cartoon.

Check out this video of kangaroos fighting in the snow

Check out this video of kangaroos fighting in the snow

In possibly the most Australian video of all time, two kangaroos have been filmed fighting as snow falls around them.

The moment Australia arrested a kayaker and declared war

Premium Content The moment Australia arrested a kayaker and declared war

Australia was in WWII from the beginning and within hours had fired its first shot – albeit at its own ship. Read part three of Warren Brown’s gripping series.

Woman exposed, hair pulled in barking-mad beach fight

Premium Content Woman exposed, hair pulled in barking-mad beach fight

A Sunshine Coast woman has pulled off a women’s bikini top in feisty fight over an unleashed dog, a court has heard.

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