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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.

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.

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.

Tue 20 Aug 2019

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.

Mon 19 Aug 2019

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.

Sat 17 Aug 2019

Coles and Woolies’ toy swap day face-off

Coles and Woolies’ toy swap day face-off

Coles and Woolies will be bracing themselves for more shoppers today as they both hold swap days for Little Shop 2 and Ooshies.

Rich Kids’ most outrageous posts

Rich Kids’ most outrageous posts

They are known for flashing their cash and their ridiculously lavish lifestyles — but these Instagram pictures might be the craziest yet.

Thu 15 Aug 2019

12yo’s surprise prehistoric discovery in creek

12yo’s surprise prehistoric discovery in creek

A YOUNG boy on holiday with his family has made a stunning prehistoric find while exploring a creek bed on the grounds of the resort.

US man dies after taco-eating contest

US man dies after taco-eating contest

A man has died after taking part in a taco-eating competition in California.

Wed 14 Aug 2019

Couple want ‘revenge’ on scammer

Couple want ‘revenge’ on scammer

A COUPLE who paid $420 for a double door fridge on Gumtree have told of how they “just want revenge” after being duped.

Sydney stabbings crate heroes celebrated with memes

Sydney stabbings crate heroes celebrated with memes

The heroes of the Sydney stabbing have been celebrated online, after they were able to subdue a lone knifeman terrorising bystanders.

High ranking porn star says she made just $12,000

High ranking porn star says she made just $12,000

Mia Khalifa ditched her risque past for a completely different profession, but her former career has continued to haunt her.

New twist in ‘ridiculous’ drive-thru rule

New twist in ‘ridiculous’ drive-thru rule

Many drivers were shocked to learn it is illegal to use your phone to pay at a drive-through, and the revelation has raised even more questions.

Tue 13 Aug 2019

Man gives girlfriend list of strict rules then cheats on her

Man gives girlfriend list of strict rules then cheats on her

A WOMAN has revealed how her “toxic” ex-boyfriend gave her a long list of things not to do on a night out, and the post has since gone viral.

Mon 12 Aug 2019

'A cotton bud nearly killed me': Aussie mum's warning

'A cotton bud nearly killed me': Aussie mum's warning

It's something most of us have done at least once, despite repeatedly being told not to. For Jasmine, this common bathroom habit very nearly killed her.

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