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Tue 18 Jun 2019

Dad built son a tank for his high school formal

Dad built son a tank for his high school formal

It's now up for sale on eBay if you too want to experience the magic.

This is Australia’s best meat pie

This is Australia’s best meat pie

After downing more than 1700 pastries in three days, 12 judges have found Australia’s best pie — and here’s where you can get it.

76-year-old Ray has the secret to being healthy in old age

premium_icon 76-year-old Ray has the secret to being healthy in old age

He has a 22-year-old grandson, but that doesn't stop him from partying like they he is in his 20s.

Mon 17 Jun 2019

Jon Snow ‘apologises’ for GoT ending

Jon Snow ‘apologises’ for GoT ending

A video of Jon Snow apologising for the disappointing final season of Game of Thrones has gone viral.

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.

'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.

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.

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.

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