Off Beat News

Thu 3 Jan 2019

Birdbox challenge sparks Netflix warning

Birdbox challenge sparks Netflix warning

NETFLIX'S latest grim flick Bird Box has led to the streaming platform issuing a warning against fans attempting a movie inspired, dangerous game at home.

$22k first class flights sold for $966 by mistake

$22k first class flights sold for $966 by mistake

Some lucky travellers rang in 2019 with a bargain airfare when Cathay Pacific made a huge error in its New Year’s Eve sale.

Wed 2 Jan 2019

Spider sparks huge police response

Spider sparks huge police response

A MAN'S fear of spiders sparked a dramatic police response from multiple units in Perth this morning.

Man creates spreadsheet of wife’s ‘excuses’

Man creates spreadsheet of wife’s ‘excuses’

A woman has shared her husband’s cringe-worthy spreadsheet detailing the 27 attempts he’s made to initiate sex — including a column listing her “excuses”.

Tue 1 Jan 2019

VIDEO: Microsoft’s predictions for 2019

VIDEO: Microsoft’s predictions for 2019

A PROMOTIONAL video released 10 years ago from Microsoft predicts what 2019 would look like. It shows floor arrows and magical newspapers.

Massive NYE gaffe stuns revellers

Massive NYE gaffe stuns revellers

New Year’s Eve fireworks went off with a bang in Australia and around the world — but a major gaffe caught revellers’ eyes.

Mon 31 Dec 2018

Terrifying find in wild WA weather

Terrifying find in wild WA weather

A MAN in Western Australia has shared possibly the most disturbing sight near his brother’s dam after a torrential storm. Warning: Not for the faint of heart.

Big gun billboard welcomes highway traffic to Gympie

Big gun billboard welcomes highway traffic to Gympie

A big billboard advertising a Logan-based business has popped up next to Gympie's "Welcome” sign for travellers headed north.

Sun 30 Dec 2018

Hot cross buns arrive months before Easter

Hot cross buns arrive months before Easter

SUPERMARKETS around the country have begun stocking hot cross buns just two days after Christmas and four months before Easter, raising ire from some.

Sat 29 Dec 2018

Deliveroo’s new hangover hotline

Deliveroo’s new hangover hotline

DELIVEROO is launching a new hangover hotline in a move it promises will help Aussies get through what is arguably the dustiest day of the year.

Fri 28 Dec 2018

Why people are losing it over this viral mugshot

Why people are losing it over this viral mugshot

A POLICE mugshot of a man arrested for stealing a car has sparked a frenzy online because people cannot believe the suspect’s age.

Police suspect illicit substance in washed up packages

Police suspect illicit substance in washed up packages

QUEENSLAND Police Service are seeking public assistance after two parcels of white powder were located washed up on beaches recently in the Bundaberg area.

Instagram forced into feed backflip

Instagram forced into feed backflip

INSTAGRAM users have lashed out overnight at the latest update with one young Rockhampton woman cancelling her account because she hated it so much.

Thu 27 Dec 2018

Deadly creature family brought home

Deadly creature family brought home

A family in West Australia unknowingly took home one of the most poisonous creatures in the ocean — and then got the shock of their lives.

Dad goes to incredible lengths to see daughter

Dad goes to incredible lengths to see daughter

After realising his flight attendant daughter was rostered to work right through the festive period, this dad came up with a brilliant plan.

Huge redback shocks Aussie family

Huge redback shocks Aussie family

An Australian family discovered more than just Christmas presents when they found a massive redback in their home.

Wed 26 Dec 2018

Punter miraculously turns $7 into $1.4m

Punter miraculously turns $7 into $1.4m

An amateur poker player trying his hand at the tables has miraculously pocketed $1.4 million after laying down a measly $7 bet.

Mon 24 Dec 2018

MP slammed for Christmas whinge

MP slammed for Christmas whinge

AN LNP MP has come under fire for not recognising the true spirit of Christmas after he had a rant on social media.

Sun 23 Dec 2018

The ‘dead’ girl who fooled a nation

The ‘dead’ girl who fooled a nation

FOR four years, this schoolgirl’s devastated family believed she was dead — the victim of a serial killer — but the truth was much closer to home hidden in a...

Sat 22 Dec 2018

WATCH: Terrifying moment car crashes in tunnel

WATCH: Terrifying moment car crashes in tunnel

THE terrifying moment a car flew through a tunnel in a spectacular crash, which the driver miraculously survived, has been caught on CCTV.

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