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Wed 16 Jan 2019

I learnt the hard way why you shouldn't eat watermelon skin

premium_icon I learnt the hard way why you shouldn't eat watermelon skin

A FRUITY embarrassment quickly shows why mothers really do know best.

Tue 15 Jan 2019

Porn star’s stunning Socceroos revelation

Porn star’s stunning Socceroos revelation

Of all the football players in history, it’s a certain Aussie who holds a special place in the heart of adult film legend Mia Khalifa.

Inside Wonderland’s decaying graveyard

Inside Wonderland’s decaying graveyard

SYDNEY'S Wonderland was the largest amusement park in the southern hemisphere. Now, new images show how the theme park was left to rot.

Business partners caught with illegal ingredient

premium_icon Business partners caught with illegal ingredient

THE pair moved to Gladstone to start a pizza business, however when police were called to a Sunvalley address, officers found something else

Horror as spiders ‘rain’ from sky

Horror as spiders ‘rain’ from sky

CREEPY footage has emerged showing hundreds of huge spiders appearing to rain down from the sky in Brazil.

$9 for ‘soggy’ plane snack

$9 for ‘soggy’ plane snack

A man travelling from Bali to Australia has slammed Jetstar after being charged $9 for sandwiches only to find there wasn’t anything inside them.

Palmer pinches another ’80s pop hit

premium_icon Palmer pinches another ’80s pop hit

Controversial billionaire and former politician Clive Palmer has used another classic track in his latest promotion for the United Australia Party.

Mon 14 Jan 2019

‘I can’t let council kill off an icon’

premium_icon ‘I can’t let council kill off an icon’

The Gold Coast’s Meter Maids boss is scrapping her idea for an app to get around council bylaws — but she is not giving up the fight.

Allen’s new lolly war to divide fans

premium_icon Allen’s new lolly war to divide fans

Australia’s next lolly war is unlike any other. Cola frogs and Unicorns will battle it out in a national poll Allen’s is running to determine which sweet treat...

Sun 13 Jan 2019

Man shot in chest by friend in hunting accident

premium_icon Man shot in chest by friend in hunting accident

A MAN has been airlifted to hospital after he was accidentally shot in the chest by a friend during a hunting incident west of Toowoomba.

The cabbie who bowled Viv Richards out for 99

premium_icon The cabbie who bowled Viv Richards out for 99

The 'golden era' of cricket and how one Rockhampton cab driver faced off against the world's greatest players

LITTLE GEMS: 'Pretty, jelly-like doughnuts' dot shoreline

LITTLE GEMS: 'Pretty, jelly-like doughnuts' dot shoreline

HUNDREDS of transparent, jelly-like blobs have washed onto Bargara Beach, dotting the shoreline in small, doughnut-looking gems.

Sat 12 Jan 2019

WHISPERS: Rude awakening for sleepy late worker

premium_icon WHISPERS: Rude awakening for sleepy late worker

MIDDLE Ridge man works the night shift and enjoys a sleep-in until about 10am each day.

Bridal boutique goes viral over much-needed act of kindness

Bridal boutique goes viral over much-needed act of kindness

A BRIDAL boutique in England is garnering major online attention for its window display featuring a mannequin in a wheelchair.

Fri 11 Jan 2019

VIDEO: Burst main shoots water into the sky

VIDEO: Burst main shoots water into the sky

IT IS not known exactly how much water was lost during the five hours it took to repair the damage.

‘Penis jacket’ makes comeback on live TV

‘Penis jacket’ makes comeback on live TV

Another Aussie newsreader has gone viral for wearing what some gutter-minded viewers have dubbed a “penis-shaped” jacket for its neckline.

Queenslanders turning off tomato sauce

Queenslanders turning off tomato sauce

New research has found people in the Sunshine State are ditching an old favourite on their sausage sangas for more exotic tastes. VOTE IN OUR POLL.

Unlikely everyday killer in our midst

Unlikely everyday killer in our midst

It’s a common sight across Australia but it now appears it could be a gruesome “death trap” where people die suspended in midair, after two deaths in Canada.

Thu 10 Jan 2019

Is this the worst car interior ever?

Is this the worst car interior ever?

The inside of this electric car is sure to turn heads but it could also be the most impractical and even dangerous cabin ever designed.

Fury as supermarket bans food item

Fury as supermarket bans food item

First there was the Bunnings onion debacle, now another store has tampered with a beloved food item because someone slipped on it.

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