Off Beat News

Wed 1 Jul 2020

‘Traumatic’: Whale hits tourist boat

‘Traumatic’: Whale hits tourist boat

Several family members have been left injured after their small boat collided with a humpback whale in a freak accident off the coast of Alaska.

Prehistoric new feature for phones

Prehistoric new feature for phones

Google has revealed a “time-travelling” new feature that can put realistic dinosaur models right in front of you wherever you are.

Project guest’s brutal Victoria sledge

Project guest’s brutal Victoria sledge

Victorians, don’t read this. Comedian Ross Noble slammed the state’s COVID response with a savagely perfect analogy on The Project.

Childcare centre sets up camp with outdoor sleeping program

premium_icon Childcare centre sets up camp with outdoor sleeping program

From sleeping outside to adopting alpacas, a Bundaberg early learning centre has developed many exciting new programs.

Tue 30 Jun 2020

Terrified girl stuck in vending machine

premium_icon Terrified girl stuck in vending machine

“I had to break the machine open myself with a chisel I grabbed on the way when I jumped in the car."

Tradies’ epic 10,000 toilet paper roll find

Tradies’ epic 10,000 toilet paper roll find

As we face a second wave of panic buying, a tradie has defended his decision to help himself to toilet paper after discovering the massive haul.

Mon 29 Jun 2020

HAIR-DO! Wear that mullet proudly, says hairdressing teacher

premium_icon HAIR-DO! Wear that mullet proudly, says hairdressing teacher

‘Anything goes at the moment with style and that’s how it should be.’

Inside the war waged by Pete Evans and the anti-vaxxers

premium_icon Inside the war waged by Pete Evans and the anti-vaxxers

Misinformation about vaccination is spreading faster than coronavirus itself, enabled by influencers like Pete Evans hell bent on undermining accepted science.

Coast ‘ultimate playground’ for whales

premium_icon Coast ‘ultimate playground’ for whales

Whales are migrating north along the east coast of Australia and Gold Coast beaches have been the ultimate playground this week.

Sun 28 Jun 2020

Father ‘jumps’ on bear to save son

Father ‘jumps’ on bear to save son

A man has broken his leg in three places after he tried to save his son from a bear attack along a rural trail in Italy.

Bathroom product we’ve been using wrong

Bathroom product we’ve been using wrong

It is an ingredient found in many of our bathroom cabinets, but according to an expert lots of us are guilty of this easy mistake.

Family Guy hit by racism claims

Family Guy hit by racism claims

Family Guy has become the latest pop culture icon to be accused of racism. A voice actor has stepped down amid the furore.

Adored chef recounts five months trapped in Italian lockdown

premium_icon Adored chef recounts five months trapped in Italian lockdown

COBB and Co Market regulars would have noticed the absence of the event’s largest personality – Angelo Guiso – but it was not his choice to stay away.

Sat 27 Jun 2020

These post-iso haircuts are a hot mess

premium_icon These post-iso haircuts are a hot mess

From fades of glory to full Tiger King mullets and far too much bleach, it’s been hard not to get distracted by NRL player’s hairstyles post-lockdown.

Kanye releases ‘ugliest shoes ever’

Kanye releases ‘ugliest shoes ever’

Kanye West revealed his latest pair of Yeezy’s and people could not believe their eyes, comparing the shoes to a washing basket.

Fri 26 Jun 2020

‘It hurts’: American mocked over accent

‘It hurts’: American mocked over accent

Usually it’s us Aussies copping flak over the way we pronounce certain words, but in this video, an American took centre stage.

Bin Laden cutout appears in sports crowd

Bin Laden cutout appears in sports crowd

The cardboard cutout debate has resurfaced after the world’s most notorious terrorist was spotted in the crowd of a professional sporting event.

Man traps poo jogger behind his shop

Man traps poo jogger behind his shop

Caught on video, a poo jogger is trapped behind the shop of a man who then forces him to clean it up.

Brits share horror sunburn selfies

Brits share horror sunburn selfies

After plenty of Brits eagerly flocked to parks and beaches to enjoy record temps, some were definitely left feeling the burn.

Disney overhauls ‘offensive’ themed rides

Disney overhauls ‘offensive’ themed rides

Disney will completely retheme its Splash Mountain rides, based on a film the company says is “just not appropriate in today’s world”.

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