Off Beat News

Wed 13 Nov 2019

Woolies’ surprising $8.5 billion gamble

Woolies’ surprising $8.5 billion gamble

Woolworths and Caltex have teamed up for an unexpected and huge new project – and it’s good news for Aussie shoppers in a hurry.

Dad’s rude find on KFC takeaway order

Dad’s rude find on KFC takeaway order

Karl Cooper has lashed out at the fast-food giant after spotting a shocking insult printed on his order, leaving him “very offended”.

WATCH: Don’t look up – there’s a snake in the skylight

premium_icon WATCH: Don’t look up – there’s a snake in the skylight

This terrifying sight confronted a woman living in Adelaide’s southern suburbs – check out the video.

Homeless man pours hot diarrhoea on stranger

Homeless man pours hot diarrhoea on stranger

A traumatised woman has shared the horrid moment a homeless man poured a bucket of hot diarrhoea all over her head. WARNING: Graphic content

‘Sheer stupidity’: Unbelievable fire activity

‘Sheer stupidity’: Unbelievable fire activity

Authorities have blasted the “sheer stupidity” of people as they fly drones, defy advice and light fires amid “catastrophic” bushfires.

Tue 12 Nov 2019

Pregnant firefighter hits the road

Pregnant firefighter hits the road

A young firefighter who is 13 weeks pregnant has defended her decision to hit the road with her fire crew, saying she couldn’t sit by and watch.

Cyclist refuses to move for mum and baby

Cyclist refuses to move for mum and baby

A CYCLIST laying across four seats on a train refused to move, preventing a mum with a pram from having a seat on the crowded carriage.

Fireys note: We saved your house, sorry we took the milk

premium_icon Fireys note: We saved your house, sorry we took the milk

THE note shows the humility and humour of our hardworking RFS volunteers.

Awkward find in real estate ad

Awkward find in real estate ad

A homeowner has been inundated with unwanted attention after viewers spotted a suspicious substance in their viral house listing.

Mon 11 Nov 2019

Gender reveal stunt goes horribly wrong

Gender reveal stunt goes horribly wrong

Expectant parents keep coming up with more elaborate ways to announce the sex of their baby. But they are also getting more dangerous.

Amazon pulls ‘disgraceful’ kids’ shirts

Amazon pulls ‘disgraceful’ kids’ shirts

The e-retail giant has been slammed yet again, this time for a range of kids’ clothing bearing one truly “wrong” and offensive slogan.

Firey blames greenies for blazes, why experts say he's wrong

Firey blames greenies for blazes, why experts say he's wrong

A rural firefighter has issued a heartbreaking plea on social media, but experts say he may not have his facts quite right.

Gladstone chosen as location for killer cane toad movie

premium_icon Gladstone chosen as location for killer cane toad movie

GLADSTONE has been chosen as the setting for a sci-fi comedy film about a killer cane toad.

Sun 10 Nov 2019

’Racist grandpa’: Court slammed again

’Racist grandpa’: Court slammed again

Australian journalist Gideon Haigh has labelled Margaret Court the “racist grandpa” of Australian tennis amid same-sex controversy.

Sat 9 Nov 2019

How sending a text is making you age

premium_icon How sending a text is making you age

We send text messages each and every day, however new research shows that it is having detrimental effects on our health. How the common habit is affecting us.

Lotto winner’s dollar-store secret

Lotto winner’s dollar-store secret

Marie Kibler pocketed more than $4 million after hitting the jackpot – but the bargain-savvy winner has revealed a surprising addiction.

Truth about iconic Bridesmaids scene

Truth about iconic Bridesmaids scene

Kristen Wiig never wanted to include the food-poisoning scene in Bridesmaids. Now director Paul Feig has revealed how it came to be.

Handshake sparks wild tennis blow-up

Handshake sparks wild tennis blow-up

Madness erupted as a furious female tennis player confronted her opponent — and her coach fell on his backside trying to back her up.

Aussies spend $5000 to find love

premium_icon Aussies spend $5000 to find love

Single girls and guys are spending up to $5000 to find their perfect match. But experts say there are ways to do it for free. SEE THEIR TIPS

Why Sam Armytage performed an exorcism on her house

Why Sam Armytage performed an exorcism on her house

Her house kept hurting her – with open windows suddenly shutting on her fingers and the shower scalding her – she called in the local priest.

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