Off Beat News

Sat 20 Jul 2019

Baby names that are going extinct in 2019

Baby names that are going extinct in 2019

We're reaching a point where 'Andrew' is becoming an uncommon baby name. 2019 is wild.

Fri 19 Jul 2019

Host’s insane list of bathroom rules

Host’s insane list of bathroom rules

An Airbnb guest has shared a long list of do’s and don’ts for using the bathroom, and it’s sparked a fierce debate.

‘Selfish’ wedding act causes rage

‘Selfish’ wedding act causes rage

The brutal moment a wedding was hijacked has gone viral, with many labelling it “selfish” and describing the behaviour a “di*k move”.

Pavlova stunt sparks ‘diplomatic incident’

Pavlova stunt sparks ‘diplomatic incident’

Like all good things made in New Zealand, we like to claim them as our own. But Jacinda Ardern’s fiance thinks we’ve gone too far, this time.

The woman Kmart mums fear

The woman Kmart mums fear

Anarchy is whirling on Kmart mum Facebook groups, all thanks to one mystery woman. She’s loathed and feared — and the war is getting hilarious.

Low on numbers, Gayndah's seniors still know how to party

Low on numbers, Gayndah's seniors still know how to party

Gayndah Senior Citizens host annual Christmas in July event as president makes appeal for more numbers.

Thu 18 Jul 2019

‘No hope’: Horror speech we never heard

‘No hope’: Horror speech we never heard

WHEN Neil Armstrong took off to make man’s first steps on the moon, the world was bracing for disaster. This is what we would have heard if it had gone wrong.

Brothel owner’s Ben Cousins update

Brothel owner’s Ben Cousins update

The fallen AFL star has retained a friendship with a well-known brothel madam who he lived with during one of his darkest periods.

Miss Mundubbera back again

Miss Mundubbera back again

Pinup pageant part of the Mundubbera Rocks weekend. Find out how you can get involved.

Tesla drivers conquer the Queensland outback

Tesla drivers conquer the Queensland outback

A couple from Melbourne has made the 4300 round trip to Birdsville and back, with stops throughout the southwest.

Wed 17 Jul 2019

‘Weird’ viral freezer theory busted

‘Weird’ viral freezer theory busted

When a woman revealed the “real” purpose of a feature found in every freezer, people were gobsmacked. But it turns out, she was very wrong.

Beryl reflects on joy of tending a garden

Beryl reflects on joy of tending a garden

"It's a labour of love, but if someone else gets pleasure from looking at it, then it's not a hard job at all,” Beryl Erikson said.

World’s craziest supercar revealed

World’s craziest supercar revealed

There is a new contender for the world’s most bonkers supercar, signalling the revival of a famous badge. But the price will make your eyes water.

Language program wins coveted award

Language program wins coveted award

Eidsvold State School wins QTU Showcase Award for Excellence in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education in the Central Queensland Region.

Tue 16 Jul 2019

Chef sacked over ‘horrific’ butter prank

Chef sacked over ‘horrific’ butter prank

A man’s practical joke has spectacularly backfired, leaving him out of a job and a colleague “scalded and hospitalised”. WARNING: Graphic

Wedding guests need to stop doing this

Wedding guests need to stop doing this

A photographer has laid into selfish wedding guests who “ruin” the big day with their behaviour — and it’s something many are guilty of.

Mon 15 Jul 2019

Bankwest Stadium’s streaker 'problem'

Bankwest Stadium’s streaker 'problem'

YET another streaker has been caught at Bankwest Stadium with the latest offender attending the game as a guest of the NRL.

Cancer Council seeks volunteers for Daffodil Day

Cancer Council seeks volunteers for Daffodil Day

Gayndah resident Judith Woodman-Huth explains why she's putting her hand up again.

Son of hall builder attends 90th anniversary

Son of hall builder attends 90th anniversary

Bob Bryans was born 5 years after father Ted built Mungungo Hall.

Slice of music history at hall's 90th birthday bash

Slice of music history at hall's 90th birthday bash

Max Netz from the Silver Comets recalls six decades of playing at Mungungo Hall.

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