Off Beat News

Tue 7 Jul 2020

BIG BUSINESS: Whales make a splash as season starts

premium_icon BIG BUSINESS: Whales make a splash as season starts

Sunday marked the first day of the season and dolphins and whales put on a show for eager spectators

Mon 6 Jul 2020

Wild wombat attack: ‘I was worried we would die’

premium_icon Wild wombat attack: ‘I was worried we would die’

Three women from the same family were left seriously injured after a wild wombat charged at them and attacked, causing a number of “excruciating” bites.

Crocodile numbers ‘explode’ on farm

premium_icon Crocodile numbers ‘explode’ on farm

The numbers of saltwater crocodiles on Hinchinbrook Mayor Ramon Jayo’s cane farm have ‘exploded’ leading to safety concerns.

Sun 5 Jul 2020

Little battler is literally a boy in blue

premium_icon Little battler is literally a boy in blue

A terminally ill six-year-old boy has been granted his wish with honorary admission to the Queensland Police Service.

Margo’s WWII diary found on supermarket floor

premium_icon Margo’s WWII diary found on supermarket floor

A woman in NSW’s west has been reunited with her mother’s World War II diary after it was found on the floor of a supermarket.

‘Unbelievable’: Wild motorway ride shocks drivers

premium_icon ‘Unbelievable’: Wild motorway ride shocks drivers

A driver has captured the “unbelievable” moment a car sped down the sectioned-off footpath on a major Sunshine Coast road. WATCH THE VIDEO

Sat 4 Jul 2020

Banana farmer goes viral with TikTok technique

premium_icon Banana farmer goes viral with TikTok technique

A Far North banana grower has found unexpected viral success after sharing a video showing off his two-swing banana harvesting technique on TikTok.

‘Hectic’: Horrific aftermath of NRL injury

‘Hectic’: Horrific aftermath of NRL injury

Canberra Raiders forward Sia Soliola left the field with a facial fracture yesterday but his Instagram post has shown the nightmarish extent of the injury.

The Townsville bub taking Instagram by storm

premium_icon The Townsville bub taking Instagram by storm

She may not be walking just yet but little Anabela Kay is taking major steps as an Instagram personality.

Claims of yowie sighting on Southern Downs

premium_icon Claims of yowie sighting on Southern Downs

Brothers decide to cancel camping trip after disturbing reports of large, hairy figure.

Library books microwaved to kill COVID-19

Library books microwaved to kill COVID-19

Americans are going to scary new lengths to disinfect public property amid fears of a second coronavirus wave.

Fri 3 Jul 2020

What Old El Paso girl looks like now

What Old El Paso girl looks like now

She was the little girl that won the hearts of Aussies with her famous catchphrase “porque no los dos?” And now she’s all grown up.

Pub rock goes pop punk with The Chats mashup

premium_icon Pub rock goes pop punk with The Chats mashup

WATCH: Sunshine Coast rockers The Chats feature in an unlikely crossover, with a British pop punk idol working the band’s classic hit into his latest single.

YouTuber‘s ‘racist’ depiction of leaders

YouTuber‘s ‘racist’ depiction of leaders

A popular YouTuber has been branded “very offensive” and “racist” for appearing to mock NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian in a video.

Off with the fairies: Cracking case of the tiny mystery egg

premium_icon Off with the fairies: Cracking case of the tiny mystery egg

'One of my chickens is a tight-arse': Chicken lover's dilemma after chooks serve up a teensy weensy bum bubble for breakfast.

Cat’s escape after washing machine spin

Cat’s escape after washing machine spin

A Burmese cat is lucky to be alive after he fell asleep inside a washing machine and got trapped in a hot 12-minute cycle.

Thu 2 Jul 2020

Saltwater croc discovered in suburban creek

premium_icon Saltwater croc discovered in suburban creek

Authorities rushed to a park this afternoon after the discovery of a saltwater crocodile, usually only found in the state’s north.

TV interviews gatecrashed live on air

TV interviews gatecrashed live on air

Two separate television interviews were spectacularly interrupted by young children overnight — a situation no doubt familiar for parents around the world.

MasterChef star shocks with X-rated tweet

MasterChef star shocks with X-rated tweet

Julie Goodwin! Australia’s first MasterChef winner just stunned her fans with this absolutely filthy response to a viral Twitter question.

Paris Hilton debuts ridiculous face mask

Paris Hilton debuts ridiculous face mask

Paris Hilton has set the standard for pointless, albeit fashionable, face masks amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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