Off Beat News

Fri 14 Dec 2018

Son finds dad’s body in home after 50 years

Son finds dad’s body in home after 50 years

A man found the remains of his father in his childhood home 50 years after he went missing when a psychic claimed he was in the basement.

Truth about this ‘offensive’ Woolies cake

Truth about this ‘offensive’ Woolies cake

A tweet about a purportedly offensive cake sparked an online backlash. But the Outrage Brigade missed an obvious detail.

Thu 13 Dec 2018

Family, love and ... socks

Family, love and ... socks

DR AIRDRE Grant's column discusses the impacts of not living life for the moment

Disgust at dad’s sick text while travelling

Disgust at dad’s sick text while travelling

A father and son have caused outrage after appearing to make fun of a very sensitive topic in a disturbing text exchange.

Backlash over ‘disgusting’ figurines

Backlash over ‘disgusting’ figurines

An Aussie bargain shop chain has been forced to remove a bizarre product from its shelves after copping a major backlash on social media.

Mystery spaceship hole conspiracy

Mystery spaceship hole conspiracy

Cosmonauts have inspected a “small but dangerous” hole in Russian spacecraft Soyuz as sinister rumours fly about who or what made it.

How mum saved $30k in one year

How mum saved $30k in one year

Aussie mum-of-two Olivia White used some simple hacks to save tens of thousands of dollars in 12 months. Here’s how you can do it too.

Wed 12 Dec 2018

Bizarre item on business class menu

Bizarre item on business class menu

A passenger was ready to tucker into his fancy British Airways meal until he noticed this unusual ingredient listed on the menu.

Here comes a Christmas comet spectacular

Here comes a Christmas comet spectacular

You’d better watch out. You’d better look up, I’m telling you why: two ‘Christmas comets’ are coming to town!

‘Careful, your racism is showing’

‘Careful, your racism is showing’

Bitter TV rivals have exchanged a series of heated barbs on social media after a notorious “clown” took an almighty swipe at her successor.

Warning over transgender law change

Warning over transgender law change

Tasmania wants to drop gender from its birth certificates and some are worried they’ll get sued if they don’t address people in the right way.

Adelaide to host Australia’s space agency

Adelaide to host Australia’s space agency

The planets have indeed aligned for Adelaide: home to Australia’s new space agency that will triple the nation’s space economy to $12 billion.

Anti-vax mum’s selfish act

Anti-vax mum’s selfish act

A mum was left furious after her daughter was uninvited from a birthday party after another parent found out she was not vaccinated.

Tue 11 Dec 2018

Pooch pampering ramps up complete with tartan bandannas

Pooch pampering ramps up complete with tartan bandannas

Your pooch need some extra love? Range Rover is offering special packs for dog owners.

Ali’s ex puts engagement ring on Gumtree

Ali’s ex puts engagement ring on Gumtree

About 18 months after their long-term romance ended, Ali Oetjen’s ex-fiance is selling her engagement ring on Gumtree for more than $12,000.

Family mocks woman’s bizarre baby name

Family mocks woman’s bizarre baby name

A furious mother-to-be has slammed her “fake” family for ridiculing her son’s name. They’ve now been uninvited to her baby shower.

Mum sets trap for parcel thief

Mum sets trap for parcel thief

After having a Christmas present stolen from her front step an Aussie mum decided to set up a trap for the next thug who came to pinch her delivery.

Outrage over tourist’s explicit video

Outrage over tourist’s explicit video

Egyptian authorities are investigating a porn video filmed at the top of the Great Pyramid of Giza, after it went viral and sparked fury.

Aussies committing billions in fraud

Aussies committing billions in fraud

Shock research reveals a huge number of Australians are committing billions in serious fraud — probably without knowing it.

How seven-year-old made $30 million

How seven-year-old made $30 million

Unless you have a kid you probably won’t be surprised to learn why his seven-year-old boy is raking in millions of dollars.

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