Off Beat News

Wed 8 Jul 2020

Shocking impact of ‘birdstrike’ on plane

Shocking impact of ‘birdstrike’ on plane

A US passenger plane has been forced to divert after receiving serious damage mid-air from none other than a stray bird.

Father’s face sliced open in freak Seaforth accident

premium_icon Father’s face sliced open in freak Seaforth accident

A father has one ‘hell of a recovery’ ahead after his face was sliced open by a boat propeller at Seaforth.

Why Hawking’s computer had a US accent

Why Hawking’s computer had a US accent

British physicist who wrote A Brief History Of Time was a national treasure in the UK — but even The Queen questioned his computer’s apparent American accent.

One lucky person wins $50m lotto

One lucky person wins $50m lotto

One lucky Australian has won $50 million in tonight’s record Oz Lotto draw. Have you checked to see if you had the winning numbers?

Strange phenomenon puzzling Coast explained

premium_icon Strange phenomenon puzzling Coast explained

Did you see the mysterious ring around the full moon? The weekend’s strange phenomenon has been likened a rainbow.

Tue 7 Jul 2020

Tweed house fire victim’s important message

premium_icon Tweed house fire victim’s important message

Standing in his driveway in his singed dressing gown, Hayden Booth has a message for the community.

Neighbour’s hilariously petty act

Neighbour’s hilariously petty act

A man has shared a snap of his next-door neighbour’s hysterical 'top class grass banter' and it takes passive-aggressive to a new level.

WATCH: Gladstone man fights off snake while driving

premium_icon WATCH: Gladstone man fights off snake while driving

A Gladstone man experienced the fright of his life when a brown snake slithered up his leg while he was driving. WATCH THE VIDEO.

Human-sized bat leaves people ‘horrified’

Human-sized bat leaves people ‘horrified’

A giant bat is causing a stir because of it’s human size. It can have a wingspan up to a whopping 1.7m.

Snake sausage anyone? Python spotted in odd hidey hole

premium_icon Snake sausage anyone? Python spotted in odd hidey hole

A snake catcher who removed a 1.5m python from a backyard barbecue has urged people to clean up cooking areas — or expect a nasty sssurprise.

Mates celebrate $9000 pokie win, but end up in pub brawl

premium_icon Mates celebrate $9000 pokie win, but end up in pub brawl

A 31-year-old man tried to hit another man with a bar stool during a fight at a pub.

Mon 6 Jul 2020

Wild wombat attack: ‘I was worried we would die’

premium_icon Wild wombat attack: ‘I was worried we would die’

Three women from the same family were left seriously injured after a wild wombat charged at them and attacked, causing a number of “excruciating” bites.

Crocodile numbers ‘explode’ on farm

premium_icon Crocodile numbers ‘explode’ on farm

The numbers of saltwater crocodiles on Hinchinbrook Mayor Ramon Jayo’s cane farm have ‘exploded’ leading to safety concerns.

Sun 5 Jul 2020

Little battler is literally a boy in blue

premium_icon Little battler is literally a boy in blue

A terminally ill six-year-old boy has been granted his wish with honorary admission to the Queensland Police Service.

Margo’s WWII diary found on supermarket floor

premium_icon Margo’s WWII diary found on supermarket floor

A woman in NSW’s west has been reunited with her mother’s World War II diary after it was found on the floor of a supermarket.

‘Unbelievable’: Wild motorway ride shocks drivers

premium_icon ‘Unbelievable’: Wild motorway ride shocks drivers

A driver has captured the “unbelievable” moment a car sped down the sectioned-off footpath on a major Sunshine Coast road. WATCH THE VIDEO

Sat 4 Jul 2020

Banana farmer goes viral with TikTok technique

premium_icon Banana farmer goes viral with TikTok technique

A Far North banana grower has found unexpected viral success after sharing a video showing off his two-swing banana harvesting technique on TikTok.

‘Hectic’: Horrific aftermath of NRL injury

‘Hectic’: Horrific aftermath of NRL injury

Canberra Raiders forward Sia Soliola left the field with a facial fracture yesterday but his Instagram post has shown the nightmarish extent of the injury.

The Townsville bub taking Instagram by storm

premium_icon The Townsville bub taking Instagram by storm

She may not be walking just yet but little Anabela Kay is taking major steps as an Instagram personality.

Claims of yowie sighting on Southern Downs

premium_icon Claims of yowie sighting on Southern Downs

Brothers decide to cancel camping trip after disturbing reports of large, hairy figure.

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