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Thu 22 Aug 2019

Reward to prove German city doesn't exist

Reward to prove German city doesn't exist

OFFICIALS in Germany's Bielefeld are offering $A1.6 million to the person who proves its non-existence, making fun of a lighthearted online conspiracy theory.

Pair laugh, take selfies after plane crash

Pair laugh, take selfies after plane crash

A 34-year-old pilot and his passenger posted selfies and laughed while being stung by jellyfish and waiting for help to arrive.

Top porn star living in secret tunnels

Top porn star living in secret tunnels

A former porn star has been found living homeless in tunnels under the famous Las Vegas Strip, saying she prefers it due to the “genuine” friendships.

Gympie machete man can't stop saying 'f*****' in court

premium_icon Gympie machete man can't stop saying 'f*****' in court

'Treat this court with some dignity at least please. Behave yourself.'

Coast man turns trash into shiny, space-age treasure

premium_icon Coast man turns trash into shiny, space-age treasure

Old sewing machines, barbecues, bowls and kitchenware are being given a new lease of life by a Kunda Park collector and transformed into space-age robots.

Wed 21 Aug 2019

Mind-boggling illusion baffles internet

Mind-boggling illusion baffles internet

What animal do you see here? It’s a question the internet is currently debating as a mind-bending optical illusion confuses us all.

LUXURY LIVING: A multi-million dollar fortress

premium_icon LUXURY LIVING: A multi-million dollar fortress

Every home has a story, but none as interesting as this home on the hill

The chicken nuggets you should never eat

premium_icon The chicken nuggets you should never eat

They’re the chicken nuggets and chips no-one can eat, and that people often throw them away. And the Queensland woman who makes them couldn’t be happier.

ONE TOO MANY: Tourist regrets ‘stupid’ christening mistake

ONE TOO MANY: Tourist regrets ‘stupid’ christening mistake

After one too many drinks while at a christening, 32-year-old Rachael Wynn made a decision she says might cause her to lose her job.

‘Return’ of rare Cadbury block

‘Return’ of rare Cadbury block

WHEN Cadbury brought back this block for a limited time last year, it was so sought after it was being sold for 10 times its price on eBay.

Surf Lakes stoked as biggest-ever wave pool wave goes off

premium_icon Surf Lakes stoked as biggest-ever wave pool wave goes off

'It's the real deal for sure. It really feels like an ocean wave as it pushes along the reefs here. I am so stoked!'

Tue 20 Aug 2019

Mystery flying object sparks UFO speculation

premium_icon Mystery flying object sparks UFO speculation

There have been two separate sightings of a mystery object moving through Central Queensland skies.

P-Plater caught with photocopied disability permit

P-Plater caught with photocopied disability permit

A P-Plater has lashed out at police who fined her for parking in a disabled spot with a fake permit.

Mystery stone baffles scientists

Mystery stone baffles scientists

An artefact housed in a small crypt in London is said to have mystical powers. Yet scientists have no idea where it came from.

Hoon 'tried to impress mates' with Teewah Beach burnouts

premium_icon Hoon 'tried to impress mates' with Teewah Beach burnouts

'Young people who are inexperienced drivers ... showing off to mates generally and more often than not ends in tragedy.'

Mon 19 Aug 2019

Super job flop...bizarre case shows some don't want work: MP

premium_icon Super job flop...bizarre case shows some don't want work: MP

A MAN on the dole who was called up for a second-round job interview dressed in a Superman costume to ensure he did not get the job.

Victoria cops sorry for gay discrimination

Victoria cops sorry for gay discrimination

VICTORIA Police Chief Commissioner Graham Ashton says he's sorry for the way the force enforced historical laws which criminalised homosexuality.

Airport worker fired over nasty note

Airport worker fired over nasty note

AS Neal Strassner was walking through security at an airport, a worker handed him a handwritten note. The message inside got her fired.

Sun 18 Aug 2019

How I secretly spread my husband’s ashes at the Gabba

premium_icon How I secretly spread my husband’s ashes at the Gabba

Before passionate Lions fan Alex Wilson died of cancer last year, his wife Sandra made a promise that she has secretly been honouring every round this season.

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