Off Beat News

Wed 20 Feb 2019

The car you can drive without a licence

The car you can drive without a licence

French brand has designed the ultimate city car that reduces pollution and lowers demand for carparking spaces, but there’s a catch.

Honeymoon horror as hotel shower explodes

Honeymoon horror as hotel shower explodes

A NEWLYWED couple’s $5500 trip went terribly wrong when the shower door in their resort room exploded as the husband was in the bathroom.

FANG FUN: newborn’s surprise for parents

premium_icon FANG FUN: newborn’s surprise for parents

These first-time Gold Coast parents were surprised when their baby daughter was born with something that makes her extra special.

Tue 19 Feb 2019

Mum suing son and wife after paying for 'two-thirds' of home

premium_icon Mum suing son and wife after paying for 'two-thirds' of home

A mum who is suing her son and daughter-in-law over failed plans to live together has denied she wanted the house she partially paid for to be theirs.

Brain teaser 99 per cent of people fail on the internet

Brain teaser 99 per cent of people fail on the internet

A brain teaser has officially stumped the internet with people saying only a genius can solve it — can you figure it out?

UFO seen hovering over Gympie region last night

premium_icon UFO seen hovering over Gympie region last night

'It definitely looked like something not of this world, but I suppose you can't prove it either way.'

Trolls brand mum 'paedophile' for breastfeeding autistic son

Trolls brand mum 'paedophile' for breastfeeding autistic son

This mum claims what she does is in her son’s best interests and will stop when he’s ready — but she’s being mercilessly trolled for it.

Investigators taking Gympie crocodile sighting seriously

premium_icon Investigators taking Gympie crocodile sighting seriously

Two crocodiles were removed from the Mary River in 2013 and 2014.

Secret weapon in jocks

premium_icon Secret weapon in jocks

Pensioner kicked out of nightclub after concealing a screwdriver

Mon 18 Feb 2019

’Hot cop’ sends fans into meltdown

’Hot cop’ sends fans into meltdown

YouTube viewers are going crazy for a police constable from Auckland thanks to her “stunning looks” and sweet personality.

Secret family history of an Australian war hero

premium_icon Secret family history of an Australian war hero

Before he was awarded Australia’s highest military honour for heroics in the battle, Daniel Keighran lived a childhood of poverty and struggle.

Queensland resident finds massive 40kg scrub python in home

Queensland resident finds massive 40kg scrub python in home

A video of a massive scrub python found inside a Far North home has been watched almost four million times.

GALLERY: 101 of Gladstone's adorable felines

premium_icon GALLERY: 101 of Gladstone's adorable felines

More than 300 proud cat owners across the Gladstone region submitted photos to The Observer.

My high school regrets: Why I wish I tried harder

premium_icon My high school regrets: Why I wish I tried harder

OPINION: There's two kinds of high school students, I was the lazy student. Don't be like me

Sun 17 Feb 2019

Tragic MAFS horrors that ignited it all

Tragic MAFS horrors that ignited it all

The putrid mess of Ines and Sam began well before this year’s series began. And it involved even more questionable people.

Sat 16 Feb 2019

Town’s cheeky nod to iconic biscuit

Town’s cheeky nod to iconic biscuit

It’s the national day of our favourite sweet treat and one Aussie town is celebrating in style.

Brutal comeback to ‘very rude’ email

Brutal comeback to ‘very rude’ email

A nasty, error-riddled complaint from a “wealthy and well-educated” customer has gone viral thanks to a brewery’s epic response.

Man who fought and killed a cougar unmasked

Man who fought and killed a cougar unmasked

HE killed a mountain lion with his bare hands after it attacked him, now the man seized upon by the wild animal has revealed how he miraculously survived.

Dress sparks wedding etiquette debate

Dress sparks wedding etiquette debate

CAN you ever justify wearing white to a wedding? A woman has faced criticism and divided opinion for wanting to do exactly that.

Fri 15 Feb 2019

Milking it for good cause

premium_icon Milking it for good cause

A dairy cow race will see a prize-winning donation for one hinterland primary school's want-for-nothing chaplain.

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