Off Beat News

Fri 15 Nov 2019

$85 toy sending parents into a spin

$85 toy sending parents into a spin

With Christmas just around the corner, there’s one toy that’s already topping kids wish lists — so you’ll need to get in quick.

Thu 14 Nov 2019

The stories behind Coles’ longest serving employees

The stories behind Coles’ longest serving employees

These women from around Australia have worked a combined 150 years for supermarket giant Coles. Find out their stories and why they don't plan to retire.

‘No culture at all’: Angry mums slam Australia

‘No culture at all’: Angry mums slam Australia

The women on Mumsnet have picked apart their least favourite holiday destinations — and some of their most extreme comments were about us.

Controversial middle seat plane rule

Controversial middle seat plane rule

It is a fate you wouldn’t wish upon your enemies, but if you are seated in the middle seat on a plane – this is one thing you can’t do.

Stranger Things star now unrecognisable

Stranger Things star now unrecognisable

Teenage Stranger Things actress Millie Bobby Brown looked very glam — and startlingly grown up — in her latest red carpet appearance.

‘A joke’: Influencer’s $1 fire pledge slammed

‘A joke’: Influencer’s $1 fire pledge slammed

An Australian influencer has copped a serious amount of flak after encouraging fans to buy her product as a way to donate to a bushfire appeal.

Foul-mouthed girls light fire near bush

Foul-mouthed girls light fire near bush

Two foul-mouthed teenage girls have hurled abuse after being confronted while lighting their clothes on fire next to bushland in WA.

Wed 13 Nov 2019

Internet loses it over fish with human face

Internet loses it over fish with human face

A video of a fish — specifically a fish with a face some say looks awfully human — is driving the internet crazy.

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”.

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.

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.

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

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.

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