Off Beat News

Fri 14 Jun 2019

Silo art an inspiration for GB trail

Silo art an inspiration for GB trail

The Granite Belt Art and Craft Trail - Open Studios Event is set to provide a fully immersive experience of the rich tapestry of culture, talent and history.

Thu 13 Jun 2019

A dream born from sacrifice and heartache

A dream born from sacrifice and heartache

Like many who grew up on a farm during periods of drought, Adam Bonner could be forgiven for assuming the worst when he received an emotional call from his dad.

Women leading the way at wine estate

Women leading the way at wine estate

Ballandean Estate continues to break new ground with the appointment of a female vineyard manager, Robyn Robertson, former vineyard manager at Sirromet Wines.

Man’s horror find in plane food

Man’s horror find in plane food

A passenger has been left gagging in his seat after opening his in-flight snack and finding an unwelcome sight under the foil lid.

Wed 12 Jun 2019

Woman’s ‘surprise’ wax goes horribly wrong

Woman’s ‘surprise’ wax goes horribly wrong

It’s important to spice things up in a relationship, and a quick wax can be just the ticket. Unless, of course, it ends up looking like this woman’s attempt.

Tue 11 Jun 2019

Virgin Australia: Two ‘best’ plane seats everyone wants

Virgin Australia: Two ‘best’ plane seats everyone wants

On any given flight, these two seats are overwhelmingly the most popular. One might make sense, but the other may seem surprising.

Lawnmower that trumps $3.9m supercar

Lawnmower that trumps $3.9m supercar

Honda has built the fastest ride on mower in the world, but one of its key performance features surpasses even the vaunted Bugatti Chiron.

Speeding driver watching World Cup scores on mobile

Speeding driver watching World Cup scores on mobile

A driver has lost his licence after being pulled over by police. He was not only speeding but had a mobile phone attached to his steering wheel.

Mon 10 Jun 2019

Airline drops ‘hypocritical’ staff rule

Airline drops ‘hypocritical’ staff rule

Air New Zealand has been under fire for years over a strict and controversial policy. Today, it says it will finally back down.

Brave truckie slept in his cabin with eastern brown snake

Brave truckie slept in his cabin with eastern brown snake

“The truck driver did an emergency pit stop when he realized he had a highly venomous eastern brown snake coming out of his dashboard."

Sat 8 Jun 2019

Dad kicked out of delivery room for being offensive

Dad kicked out of delivery room for being offensive

The new dad feels very hard done by and is considering lodging a complaint. Whose side are you on?

Ikea’s insane new hi-tech furniture

Ikea’s insane new hi-tech furniture

Ikea has unveiled a genius solution to a major problem in homes today — and it looks like something straight out of a science fiction movie.

Fri 7 Jun 2019

Move to allay water fears

Move to allay water fears

Organisers of the Snowflakes in Stanthorpe festival have moved to assuage community fears about excessive water use during the three day event.

City where cars mysteriously won’t unlock

City where cars mysteriously won’t unlock

Call in Mulder and Scully — there’s a mysterious area in the Adelaide CBD where cars are no longer able to be remotely unlocked. Are aliens involved?

The rampaging new HSV Camaro that can shift a house

The rampaging new HSV Camaro that can shift a house

American muscle car brings supercar beating performance at the fraction of the price. But it brings a controversial feature that is sure to get you noticed.

Thu 6 Jun 2019

Winx’s brother slaughtered for meat

Winx’s brother slaughtered for meat

The half-brother of beloved thoroughbred Australian champion racehorse Winx was killed and possibly eaten, it has been revealed.

Bigfoot exposed in new FBI file

Bigfoot exposed in new FBI file

Bigfoot really was an X-file. The FBI actually did follow-up on sightings of a tall, furry biped. And they’ve just declassified their investigations.

Wed 5 Jun 2019

Teen’s $181 ‘sneeze fetish’ videos

Teen’s $181 ‘sneeze fetish’ videos

Abi Haywood is only 18, but the savvy university student gets paid a small fortune by fans who can’t get enough of clips of her sneezing.

Tue 4 Jun 2019

Snow changes the mood

Snow changes the mood

There's no better marketing tool than snow as accommodation providers have found out.

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