Off Beat News

Thu 20 Jun 2019

Angry parking note sparks ‘mummy war’

Angry parking note sparks ‘mummy war’

An innocent shopper was caught in the crossfires of a “mummy war” when she came across an angry note exchange on the dashboard of her car.

No parking sign sparks controversy

No parking sign sparks controversy

Residents have accused a Queensland business owner of pretending to "own the street" after a makeshift sign appeared out the front of his fishing supply store.

Wed 19 Jun 2019

Truckla electric ute unveiled

Truckla electric ute unveiled

Tradies rejoice. There is now an electric ute that will rival the old locally made Commodore and Falcon sports utes.

Tue 18 Jun 2019

Dad built son a tank for his high school formal

Dad built son a tank for his high school formal

It's now up for sale on eBay if you too want to experience the magic.

This is Australia’s best meat pie

This is Australia’s best meat pie

After downing more than 1700 pastries in three days, 12 judges have found Australia’s best pie — and here’s where you can get it.

Mon 17 Jun 2019

Jon Snow ‘apologises’ for GoT ending

Jon Snow ‘apologises’ for GoT ending

A video of Jon Snow apologising for the disappointing final season of Game of Thrones has gone viral.

Sun 16 Jun 2019

Babe Ruth baseball jersey fetches $A8.1m

Babe Ruth baseball jersey fetches $A8.1m

An anonymous bidder has paid more than $A8 million for a Yankees jersey that belonged to America's baseball legend Babe Ruth - a record for sports memorabilia.

Sat 15 Jun 2019

Would you spend a week’s rent on this?

Would you spend a week’s rent on this?

It’s enough money to cover a return flight to Bali or the weekly rent. So how could one shot be so expensive and where can you try one?

Fri 14 Jun 2019

World's ‘sexiest’ poker player found dead

World's ‘sexiest’ poker player found dead

A Russian woman dubbed the “most beautiful poker player” has been found dead in her apartment, reportedly dying in a bizarre accident.

Thu 13 Jun 2019

Man’s horror find in plane food

Man’s horror find in plane food

A passenger has been left gagging in his seat after opening his in-flight snack and finding an unwelcome sight under the foil lid.

Wed 12 Jun 2019

Woman’s ‘surprise’ wax goes horribly wrong

Woman’s ‘surprise’ wax goes horribly wrong

It’s important to spice things up in a relationship, and a quick wax can be just the ticket. Unless, of course, it ends up looking like this woman’s attempt.

Tue 11 Jun 2019

Virgin Australia: Two ‘best’ plane seats everyone wants

Virgin Australia: Two ‘best’ plane seats everyone wants

On any given flight, these two seats are overwhelmingly the most popular. One might make sense, but the other may seem surprising.

Lawnmower that trumps $3.9m supercar

Lawnmower that trumps $3.9m supercar

Honda has built the fastest ride on mower in the world, but one of its key performance features surpasses even the vaunted Bugatti Chiron.

Speeding driver watching World Cup scores on mobile

Speeding driver watching World Cup scores on mobile

A driver has lost his licence after being pulled over by police. He was not only speeding but had a mobile phone attached to his steering wheel.

Mon 10 Jun 2019

Airline drops ‘hypocritical’ staff rule

Airline drops ‘hypocritical’ staff rule

Air New Zealand has been under fire for years over a strict and controversial policy. Today, it says it will finally back down.

Brave truckie slept in his cabin with eastern brown snake

Brave truckie slept in his cabin with eastern brown snake

“The truck driver did an emergency pit stop when he realized he had a highly venomous eastern brown snake coming out of his dashboard."

Sat 8 Jun 2019

Dad kicked out of delivery room for being offensive

Dad kicked out of delivery room for being offensive

The new dad feels very hard done by and is considering lodging a complaint. Whose side are you on?

Ikea’s insane new hi-tech furniture

Ikea’s insane new hi-tech furniture

Ikea has unveiled a genius solution to a major problem in homes today — and it looks like something straight out of a science fiction movie.

Fri 7 Jun 2019

City where cars mysteriously won’t unlock

City where cars mysteriously won’t unlock

Call in Mulder and Scully — there’s a mysterious area in the Adelaide CBD where cars are no longer able to be remotely unlocked. Are aliens involved?

The rampaging new HSV Camaro that can shift a house

The rampaging new HSV Camaro that can shift a house

American muscle car brings supercar beating performance at the fraction of the price. But it brings a controversial feature that is sure to get you noticed.

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