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Fri 14 Jun 2019

PUMCINS vs NETTELS: Which one are you?

PUMCINS vs NETTELS: Which one are you?

THERE'S a whole new wave of acronyms to describe our lives and our tribes, according to demographer Bernard Salt.

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.

The two best towns to look for love on the Northern Rivers

premium_icon The two best towns to look for love on the Northern Rivers

ARE you looking for love? We reveal our bachelor and bachelorette hotspots -- the towns where you have the best chance to meet your perfect match.

Missing teen's family due to join search

Missing teen's family due to join search

THE generosity of the Byron Bay community is shining, with the Belgian backpacker's family due to arrive in Australia.

Wed 12 Jun 2019

Community go to extraordinary lengths for Theo

premium_icon Community go to extraordinary lengths for Theo

THE missing backpacker's family are expected to arrive from Belgium soon.

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.

Husk throws open its doors

Husk throws open its doors

Tweed's own Husk Distillery at Tumbulgum want people to come ands try a special drop, originally developed in the Middle Ages

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.

Mon 10 Jun 2019

Airline drops ‘hypocritical’ staff rule

Airline drops ‘hypocritical’ staff rule

Air New Zealand has been under fire for years over a strict and controversial policy. Today, it says it will finally back down.

Farmer stuck with 1200 extra crocs as skin deal goes belly up

premium_icon Farmer stuck with 1200 extra crocs as skin deal goes belly...

A Far North crocodile farmer has claimed he is owed more than $1.8 million by a luxury Italian leathergoods company after a deal went sour.

Thieves steal same car twice, second time from police

premium_icon Thieves steal same car twice, second time from police

Thieves have re-stolen a car from a Queensland police station hours after cops seized it. Police have admitted they are facing an out of control crime wave.

UPDATE: Excavator used to recover stuck Fraser Island bus

premium_icon UPDATE: Excavator used to recover stuck Fraser Island bus

VIDEO: RECOVERY crews have managed to free the skeleton of a Fraser Island tour bus stuck on Fraser Island.

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