Off Beat News

Sun 16 Jun 2019

Babe Ruth baseball jersey fetches $A8.1m

Babe Ruth baseball jersey fetches $A8.1m

An anonymous bidder has paid more than $A8 million for a Yankees jersey that belonged to America's baseball legend Babe Ruth - a record for sports memorabilia.

Day in the life of adventure travel company owner

premium_icon Day in the life of adventure travel company owner

International tour guide idea first brewed over a few cheeky pints under the sun.

Sat 15 Jun 2019

Would you spend a week’s rent on this?

Would you spend a week’s rent on this?

It’s enough money to cover a return flight to Bali or the weekly rent. So how could one shot be so expensive and where can you try one?

Incredible photo: Snake finds meal at Gympie region house

premium_icon Incredible photo: Snake finds meal at Gympie region house

IT'S nature at its brilliant best, but this time it came at the expense of one particularly unfortunate bird.

Family's heartbreak: RSPCA says horse suffering in pain

premium_icon Family's heartbreak: RSPCA says horse suffering in pain

PETS are part of the family so it comes as no surprise that people do everything in their power to save them. But what if that's not the right thing to do?

Fri 14 Jun 2019

World's ‘sexiest’ poker player found dead

World's ‘sexiest’ poker player found dead

A Russian woman dubbed the “most beautiful poker player” has been found dead in her apartment, reportedly dying in a bizarre accident.

Giant Ice Age wolf head found in Siberia

Giant Ice Age wolf head found in Siberia

THE severed head of a wolf that died about 40,000 years ago has been found in Siberia perfectly preserved in the Siberian permafrost.

MORNING REWIND: 5 top stories you may have missed

MORNING REWIND: 5 top stories you may have missed

From a murder trial to Adani approvals and Vodka with a difference, keep up with our biggest stories

'Incredible': Human cannonball to wow crowds at show

premium_icon 'Incredible': Human cannonball to wow crowds at show

Warren Brophy first decided two years ago to lower himself into the mouth of a cannon to be propelled through the air untethered and at high speed.

Thu 13 Jun 2019

Queensland: this is what gets you hot

premium_icon Queensland: this is what gets you hot

Lovehoney has released a 'sex map' of Australia which says a lot about Queenslanders' sex habits. The research also reveals our favourite role playing outfits.

Looks like you've been getting your rocks off Rocky ;)

premium_icon Looks like you've been getting your rocks off Rocky ;)

We're no Gladstone, but we still know how to keep it sexy

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.

A young bright spark is building the bridge to her future

premium_icon A young bright spark is building the bridge to her future

Yeppoon teen was one of only 100 secondary school students selected to attend the Spark Engineering Camp in Brisbane next month

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.

Fancy a brownie made from crickets?

premium_icon Fancy a brownie made from crickets?

ONE school's entry stood out at the 2019 Green Innovation Awards.

Tue 11 Jun 2019

10 insane American Costco items we never knew we needed

premium_icon 10 insane American Costco items we never knew we needed

It's almost worth the trip across the pond for some of these crazy items because American Costco puts its Australian cousin to shame.

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.

Which CQ town was crowned May's dearest fuel location?

premium_icon Which CQ town was crowned May's dearest fuel location?

See who's getting ripped off the most in RACQ's petrol price report

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