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Fri 22 May 2020

WATCH: Sleepy snake found chilling in patio hammock

premium_icon WATCH: Sleepy snake found chilling in patio hammock

A woman has had a major shock as she discovered a huge python trying to catch some rays and making itself at home in her hammock. SEE THE VIDEO

How getting a tooth pulled made Qld man $1m richer

premium_icon How getting a tooth pulled made Qld man $1m richer

He may have lost a tooth the day he went to the dentist but the trip also netted this lucky bloke $1 million. FIND OUT WHERE HE WON BIG

Cadbury ends pantry vs fridge debate

Cadbury ends pantry vs fridge debate

It’s an age-old question that has divided households – should chocolate be kept in the fridge or pantry? Now we finally have an answer.

Test proves if you’re a good person

Test proves if you’re a good person

It’s the test that’s dividing the internet – a ‘Shopping Cart Theory’ that determines whether you’re a good person or not.

2-min noodle fact stuns MasterChef fans

2-min noodle fact stuns MasterChef fans

MasterChef fans have been left stunned by the way Maggi noodles was pronounced on the show. So, have you been saying it wrong?

‘So lazy’: Man’s three-year Aus Post war

‘So lazy’: Man’s three-year Aus Post war

A Sydney man has faced the same “annoying” and unnecessary parcel delivery problem for years on end – and it seems he’s not alone.

Aldi Special Buy pulled from shelves

Aldi Special Buy pulled from shelves

Aldi has removed a children’s product from its 500 Australian stores after a four-year-old uncovered a major “stuff up”.

Online division over Grafton CBD revamp

premium_icon Online division over Grafton CBD revamp

Dreams of turning Prince Street, Grafton into a pedestrian-only precinct has evoked fierce debate among online readers

Bizarre parallel universe uncovered

Bizarre parallel universe uncovered

It sounds like something from a sci-fi movie but NASA scientists believe they have found evidence of a parallel universe where time runs backwards.

Thu 21 May 2020

English teacher’s guide to Aussie slang revealed

English teacher’s guide to Aussie slang revealed

Ever wondered what a lorry is? An English teacher has shared a useful guide revealing the difference between British, American and Aussie slang.

Illness over allegedly laced food leads to drug, gun bust

premium_icon Illness over allegedly laced food leads to drug, gun bust

Two men have been charged with drug and weapons offences after two women became ill consuming food allegedly laced with cannabis.

Barnacle-covered bottle could have made 14,000km trip here

premium_icon Barnacle-covered bottle could have made 14,000km trip here

You won't believe where the bottle might have originated

Sour note: Neighbour unleashes over teen’s noise

premium_icon Sour note: Neighbour unleashes over teen’s noise

A Aussie mum has come out swinging after a cowardly neighbour complained with an anonymous note about her son being too noisy.

Birth of baby planet captured

Birth of baby planet captured

Astronomers have managed to capture pictures showing the birth of a new planet for the first time, thanks to Europe’s Very Large Telescope.

$2 Macca’s menu item sends fans wild

$2 Macca’s menu item sends fans wild

Fans have discovered that McDonald’s secretly added a $2 treat to its menu and while it’s got them super excited, there’s a catch.

Hound homeward bound after a 270km wander

premium_icon Hound homeward bound after a 270km wander

AN INTREPID Border Collie walked from Toowoomba to Blackbutt searching for its owner. Sadly, it was walking in the wrong direction

Y’all crazy - UN gender neutral language edict slammed

premium_icon Y’all crazy - UN gender neutral language edict slammed

As international agencies scramble to cope with the coronavirus pandemic, the UN tells Aussies to ditch expressions like ‘boys and girls’ for ‘y’all’

Emulating MJ is not an easy task, but we can only try

premium_icon Emulating MJ is not an easy task, but we can only try

I’ve enjoyed this pandemic about as much as I used to enjoy a beep test in high school, but it has certainly inspired.

Wed 20 May 2020

Good gourd! The giant pumpkins have returned

premium_icon Good gourd! The giant pumpkins have returned

George May’s passion for giant pumpkins and eagerness for competition has not let COVID-19 stand in his way.

‘Not welcome’: Neighbour’s shocking letter

‘Not welcome’: Neighbour’s shocking letter

A woman living in an up-market suburb has been told she is “vile” and “disgusting” and not welcome in the area in a shocking note.

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