THAT'S DIFFERENT! 10 of the most offbeat Bundy news stories
WHAT about that time a farmer appeared in the clouds, or the time red balloons started popping up all over the place?
News isn't always black and white, and occasionally, stories prove themselves to be quite fun.
These are some of the most offbeat articles we've covered in Bundaberg recently.
Sara Ellis contributed her photo to the NewsMail's regular Facebook call-out for cover image photos after she noticed the form of a farmer in a hat in the clouds.
The image was taken just before a downpour of rain.
IT WAS 42 years ago that a Bundaberg family found a mysterious message in a bottle while on a fishing trip north of the city.
On January 7, 1978, Mr I Muller and his family headed 30 miles off the coast to catch salmon at high tide.
Not long after setting off, a curious item piqued the family's interest.
The mysterious bottle was believed to have made its way from London.
Days before moving on to Brisbane, backpacker Josh Barrack stopped off at local parlour Bear Skin Tattoos, where he got 'f***en Bundaberg' tattooed on the top of his foot.
The Scotsman said it was all part of a personal joke between backpackers.
CRIMINALS going through Bundaberg's courts and those charged by police have often had a strange hiding place for items they've taken that don't belong to them - namely, their pants.
We listed off a bunch of the times this happened.
SHE'S stopped bikies fireboming a home, starred on Sunrise and A Current Affair and survived two arson attacks.
She's Sydney's famous pet velociraptor Roxy and she now calls Bundy home.
We covered her story last year.
While Bundaberg managed to avoid the "clowning" craze that saw people dressing up as clowns and creeping people out around the world, it did fall prey to the red balloon craze.
The craze coincided with the release of the remade Stephen King's IT, a film that depicts an evil entity who presents as a clown and lures children to their doom. Red balloons feature in the film.
Locals found balloons in the region and took to social media to share pictures.
A fight broke out on social media after popular cafe restaurant At James's Place put up signage.
Many said the grammar of the sign was wrong, because of the two Ss.
We consulted an English expert, who set the record straight.
THE votes were in and the tally was counted, the most misheard song line for Bundaberg community members was Cold Chisel's Cheap Wine.
Jim Kent started a frenzy on the NewsMail's Facebook page when he admitted he thought Jimmy Barnes of Cold Chisel was singing "cheap wine and a three-day grope" when the line is in fact "cheap wine and a three-day growth".
Readers soon shared more funny misheard lyrics.
BUNDY driver Keith Wilson, who goes by the name of Oldefellah, penned a song about drivers in the region.
Titled Bundy Drivers' Licence, the song goes "are you on your guard, concentrating hard, looking straight ahead, driving filled with dread, watching like a hawk, for that unplanned balk? Difficult to gauge, you're about to reach that stage, good luck holding down your rage".
Back in 2017, locals noticed a weird light in the sky, but this UFO had an explanation.
The bright light was a balloon which was part of Project Loon, a futuristic concept from the owners of Google to provide "balloon-powered internet" on a global scale.
At least it's one UFO sighting we were able to explain.