This is the first look at the man who poured boiling water on the loathed criminal Brett Peter Cowan (pictured inset), the convicted paedophile who murdered Daniel Morcombe (right). Former tattoo artist Adam Paul Davidson (pictured left and centre), 31, was released from jail in Brisbane's north on Tuesday after spending an extra year in custody for the crime. Davidson was serving a sentence for robbery and fraud when he tipped a mop bucket of scalding hot water on Cowan's head inside Wolston Correctional Centre. While Cowan screamed in pain and asked Davidson 'why, why, why?', the younger inmate threw the bucket at him. 'I did it boss,' Davidson told a prison officer after the attack. 'Only me, no one else was involved. He had it coming. He is a f***ing grub.'
Shocking moment a man is sent flying after a driver smashes straight into him as he confronts hoons doing doughnuts just metres from children playing on a beach
A man who toppled over a car bonnet after a driver smashed into him was confronting hooligans about the dangers of doing doughnuts on a beach. In the shocking video a man is seen walking toward one of two cars performing burnouts on the west coast of New Zealand. As a man in a blue shirt walks toward the car with a pole he is hit by the car and bounces off the bonnet.
Sunscreen face-off: Consumer watchdog pits 14 popular options against each other - and you'll never guess which $6 bottle beats the expensive brands
A product watchdog claims that some of the biggest sunscreen brands on the market are failing to meet standards. Choice Magazine conducted a sunscreen face off with 14 different moisturisers and facial sun-cream based on durability, smell, absorption and protection. Five of the tested sunscreens were scored abysmally low, as consumers were disappointed with expensive brands such as Neutrogena (top right) and Invisible Zinc (top left), while others were rated highly - can you guess which brands came out on top? (Pictured bottom left is Nivea and bottom right Ego SunSense)
A pool, luxurious patio, a sprawling tennis court and even a gym: Inside cricket legend Shane Warne's $16 million Melbourne mansion
He's one of Australia's most successful sporting stars of all time. And Shane Warne is certainly enjoying the spoils of his cricketing career, offering fans an inside glimpse of his multi million dollar Melbourne home on Wednesday. Taking to Instagram, the 48-year-old showed off his pad's expansive grounds, which include a sparking pool, sprawling tennis courts and even a private gym.
IKEA baskets, Kmart shelves and Costco accessories: How woman, 26, created the pantry of her dreams on a budget - and you won't believe how much it cost!
Adelaide blogger, Iryna Federico (pictured inset), 26, shared photos of her incredible pastel-hued pantry (pictured left and right) - all of which she put together for less than AUD $3,000. She told FEMAIL how she did it, which included using accessories from Kmart, IKEA and Costco. She first got the idea from Pinterest.
'It was a moment of pure joy at a very bad time': Heartwarming moment Mother cries tears of joy as strangers and friends rally to grant sick son's dying wish of meeting John Cena
Last Tuesday, Diane Burge learned her son Hayden, 25, would be entering the final stages of his life, following a battle with heart failure. The events of the next three days were truly heartwarming, as family, friends and strangers worldwide rallied to help grant Hayden's dying wish - to meet John Cena. On Tuesday night, against all odds and without Diane even knowing the WWE star was in her hometown of Sydney, brave Hayden's wish was granted.
Look away now, Ryan Phelan! Former escort Samantha X puts on a busty display as she works out with her hunky personal trainer
She's the former high-class escort who recently made public her relationship with Channel Seven reporter?Ryan Phelan. But on Tuesday, Samantha X (real-name Amanda Goff) was in the company of another hunky man. However, her new beau shouldn't be too worried as the muscular man was none other than her personal trainer who was helping her get in shape in Sydney.
Don't argue when you drink or drag up the past: Relationship expert and advisor to The Bachelor reveals how you should react during a fight
We all have times where we regret the way we reacted to someone but frustrated responses can cause a spiral of negative interactions that end a relationship. FEMAIL spoke to a relationship expert and advisor to The Bachelor and Bachelorette (right), Samantha Jayne, (pictured inset) who has revealed how we can stop these knee-jerk reactions. 'We are wired to protect ourselves but being defensive and not listening to your partners need is harmful to the relationship,' Samantha told Daily Mail Australia.
'It was not lit and purely theatre': Roxy Jacenko hits back at Instagram critics after being SLAMMED for posing with a cigarette in glamorous photo shoot
She's the Sydney PR queen that's all too familiar with a glamorous photo shoot. But on Wednesday, Roxy Jacenko had select Instagram followers commenting on her use of a cigarette as a prop, rather than her primped appearance. Responding to the negative criticism she received, the 37-year-old told Daily Mail Australia: 'It was not lit and purely theatre.'
Woman, 32, who was 'horrified' after seeing a photo of herself sheds an amazing 30 kilos to transform from mum bod to bikini bodybuilder - so how did she do it?
When Amanda Fisher, from the Gold Coast, saw a photo of herself weighing 92 kilograms (pictured left), she knew she needed to make a drastic change. The 32-year-old took up intermittent fasting and adopted a plant-based diet, and since that point she has shed nearly 30kg - weighing around 65kg now (pictured right). Ms Fisher shared her incredible story about moving from mum bod to bikini bodybuilding fit with FEMAIL, as she explained her tips for others who want to try intermittent fasting.
'We've lost $25,000 and now we're paying for a second wedding': Bali marriage plans in ashes for Australian couple after erupting volcano traps guests on the island and stops them from flying in
A young Perth couple's dream wedding has been ruined after Bali's Mount Agung (top right) began to explode – grounding flights to the popular holiday island as thick black smoke filled the air. Breana Napper and Josh Major (left) had their beach side wedding all planned out – and were due to say 'I do' in front of 60 friends and family on Saturday.
'We knew there was something there that was so solid, so powerful - we were willing to have a go': Unseen video reveals Harry and Meghan talking about the moment they knew it was right?
Harry and Meghan's off-mic antics were about the Suits' star not letting her royal husband-to-be get a word in edgeways, MailOnline can reveal today. The couple's engagement excitement truly emerges in candid and funny footage never shown to millions in Britain and around the world last night. Harry and Meghan are shown laughing, joking and chatting with each other (right) but unfortunately the microphones were switched off. Expert lipreader Tina Lannin, who specialises in forensic lipreading for the police and CPS, has told MailOnline that Harry is ribbing his fiancee for interrupting him. While he is believed to be describing their safari in Botswana last year Meghan cuts across the prince and says: 'It was 5 days, yeah'. Showing their relaxed relationship Harry then tells her: 'She wants me to say something', adding: 'Goddammit' while slapping his leg in faux outrage. After apologising Meghan barks jokingly: 'Do it again!'. This afternoon the couple are expected to reveal when and where they will get married next year with Windsor Castle now the clear favourite ahead of Westminster Abbey and St Paul's Cathedral.
EXCLUSIVE PHOTO: From a Royal family fan to a Princess: Meghan Markle playfully poses like any other tourist outside Buckingham Palace during summer tour of Europe aged 15
PICTURE EXCLUSIVE: Posing outside Buckingham Palace, as millions of foreign tourists have done over the years, little could Miss Markle know that 21 years later she would be engaged to a member of the Royal family. The remarkable image, taken during a European summer trip in 1996 with her friend Ninaki Priddy, has emerged the day after her engagement to Prince Harry was celebrated around the world.And while the love story between the American divorcee and the fifth-in-line to the British throne has surprised and delighted royal watchers around the world, one person saw it coming – and has warned Prince Harry to be cautious. I’m not shocked at all', said Ms Priddy. 'It’s like she has been planning this all her life.'
From raunchy poems and an anti-Brexit poster... To the unashamed princess of plugs: Meghan's VERY revealing online pictures
As a social media devotee, Meghan Markle posted often on her Instagram page and her now-shut lifestyle website, The Tig. And these old posts shed a fascinating light on our latest royal. In her Instagram, Miss Markle shows her support for Hillary Clinton, screenshots of conversations with her father, and trendy bedtime reading. She also shares a mantra or two - including 'Strong women intimidate boys and excite men'. In other images she shows off shampoo from the hair brand Oribe, make up from Dior and dozens of other beauty products.
The dramatic moment a heroic man rescues an elderly woman from her submerged car and carries her to safety through rising floodwaters
A heroic man has been filmed carrying an elderly woman from a submerged car before carrying her to safety through floodwaters. Heavy rain has lashed parts of Brisbane on Wednesday, flooding roads and triggering weather warnings. Video footage has emerged showing a man dragging an elderly woman from her car after it was caught up in the floods. The white Mitsubishi is almost submerged in the floodwaters, putting the woman in serious danger. It's not until the man wrenches open the door of the car and pulls the woman out that she is saved from harm. The man, wearing a high-visibility jacket, puts the elderly woman on his back and piggybacks her to safety.
A manor fit for a rock god: Inside the $30million mansion where AC/DC's Malcolm Young escaped fame - and neighbours say they only knew he was there when they heard him pump out chords on his guitar
AC/DC rocker Malcolm Young, pictured inset, didn't bring the chaos that comes with rock and role home with him - in fact he lived a quiet life, let neighbours swim in his pool and belted out new music from his attic-based studio. As Young's family prepared to say goodbye to the world-famous rhythm guitarist his neighbours in Balmain, Sydney, looked back at memories of having the rock god next door.
Is this the most cringeworthy real estate listing ever? Agent posts awkward video of him playing ukulele while singing Oasis's Wonderwall in a bid to sell home
Selling houses over the Christmas period might be tricky for some real estate agents, but this Canberra agent decided a little creativity might be all it requires to shift that house. Ben Lewis from LJ Hooker created his very own music video complete with a ukulele and remix of Oasis's 'Wonderwall, in the hope of attracting potential buyers to?the property in Ngunnawal.
Is this proof Don Burke's behaviour was the worst-kept secret in TV? Matty John's parody video portrays star gardener as rude and obnoxious
Footage of rugby league commentator Matty Johns impersonating Don Burke (left) has resurfaced after the television presenter was accused of sexually harassment and bullying by female colleagues. The Rugby League Videos Facebook page recently posted three skits depicting Mr Johns as gardening guru 'Don Kirk' (right), which premiered on The Matty Johns Show on Channel 7 in 2010. In the skits, 'Don Kirk' is seen chucking tantrums and being rude to his camera crew. In one of the parodies, 'Don Kirk' calls?Cowboys captain Johnathan Thurston a 'c***' and repeatedly swears at a cameraman.
'I don't care about the fat I've gained, the swelling and cellulite': Fitness star Emily Skye says she's put on 21kg since getting pregnant and stopping her strict workout regime
She's the stunning fitness star who has been flaunting her blossoming baby bump on social media.? And heavily pregnant Emily Skye, from the Gold Coast, has spoken candidly about her weight gain after she was unable to maintain her strict fitness regime two months ago. Taking to Instagram, the 32-year-old social media star, who is 37 weeks pregnant, revealed she was forced to stop exercising due to her crippling back pain.
Back off, you're being roo'd: Feisty dog rushes to investigate suspicious noise - and is confronted by a MASSIVE kangaroo
A dog stirred by a noise outside got a huge surprise when he went to investigate and was greeted by a giant kangaroo. In a photo shared to Reddit, a dog is seen at a stand off with a kangaroo which is standing tall on its two back legs.? 'The name of the dog is Hudson and he’s okay, but it’s its lucky there was no water nearby the Roo could have dragged him into,' the uploader wrote.?
EXCLUSIVE: 'I've created a monster': Cancer faker Belle Gibson's ACTING teacher 'sickened' she used his methods to con thousands - and reveals she 'would do anything to seem more interesting'
As Belle Gibson struggled through her interview with 60 Minutes - trying to justify why she faked cancer - one viewer thought she looked 'weirdly familiar'. The truth quickly set in for entertainer Jonathan Duffy, now 31, who joked: 'Oh my god, I've created a monster!' In Brisbane in the mid-to-late 2000s, Mr Duffy had taught a young Gibson at acting camps. And now she had been exposed for the biggest performance of her life - a years-long effort where she pretended she was dying from terminal brain tumours.
Coming along nicely! Karl Stefanovic's girlfriend Jasmine Yarbrough wears a low-cut dress as she oversees the finishing touches to her new Sydney shoe shop
Her Mara & Mine shoe line is getting more and more popular thanks to its huge celebrity following.? And now Karl Stefanovic's girlfriend Jasmine Yarbrough and her business partner are about to open their very own flagship store. The 33-year-old was seen overseeing the finishing touches to the store in Paddington on Tuesday.
Their faces say it all! Criminals with America's most shocking face tattoos are pictured in their mugshots after being arrested for crimes ranging from burglary to carjacking?
Bizarre looking mugshots taken of suspects with rather questionable tattoos capture some of more ludicrous criminals that police departments have had to process. From badly sketched tattoos to extremely rude slogans, some these suspects are not the type you'd want to bump into in an alleyway on a dark night.
Mother creates extravagant 'art studio' party for her daughter's third birthday complete with doughnut wall, elaborate colouring table and paint palette cookies - but is it over the top?
A crafty mother with an eye for art organised an incredible kids' birthday party for her three-year-old daughter which turned her into a mini-Picasso for the day. Kara Hollai, a mother-of-two from Sydney's northwest, wanted to give her young daughter, Amalia, (pictured left) a birthday bash to remember which would capture the interest of her preschool friends. After weeks of planning Kara put together a spectacular celebration complete with a doughnut wall, DIY cupcakes, an elaborate arts-and-crafts table and an edible paint palette cake.
When social media bragging goes wrong! Hilarious pictures show liars getting caught out making unlikely claims?
To many social media has become an everyday tool people use to share - or exaggerate - the best aspects of their lives. But the internet is also prime territory to embarrass themselves. Hilarious pictures capture the moment liars get outed online - from dishonest DJs to bumbling businessmen - these images show there's always someone waiting to topple a carefully built pack of lies.
From Imogen Anthony's bizarre mesh gown to Olympia Valance's loose-fitting metallic dress and Jessica Mauboy's unflattering black number: The worst dressed celebrities at the 2017 ARIA Awards
As celebrities take their fashion statements to the red carpet at the ARIA Awards, many dazzled in glamorous ensembles to pull out all the stops to ensure their looks were on-trend. But sadly for some of the musicians, reality stars and social media personalities, they didn't win the best-dressed category as they made their way to the glittering awards ceremony at The Star in Sydney?on Tuesday. From mismatched outfits to see-through gowns, FEMAIL spotlights the most daring, bizarre and notable sartorial disasters after some failed to hit the high notes when it came to fashion (pictured from left to right: Jessica Mauboy, Imogen Anthony, Olympia Valance, and 'Prince' Christian Wilkins with Andrew Kelly)
Too many broths spoil the cook: Chef, 25, whose years of snacking on the job left her horrified when she stepped on the scales reveals how she lost 12kg in just 14 weeks
Kristiina Kuett, of Melbourne, bought a scale after she couldn't fit into her summer shorts. It was then she realised how much weight she gained and decided to make a change. Kristiina (left and right) began working out six days a week from home. She also cut out refined sugars, gluten, and lactose from her diet and piled on the veggies. Kristiina said she is happier than ever before and now actually looks forward to wearing a swimsuit.
The Italian Fritzl: Woman is freed by police after being held for TEN YEARS in a dungeon where she was raped and tortured and gave birth to two children by pervert who had previously been jailed for kidnapping ANOTHER woman
Aloisio Giordano (inset), 52, was arrested in Calabria at the weekend after police say they discovered a 29-year-old Romanian woman chained up in a squalid basement (left and right) along with two children. The woman told officers she had been trapped there for a decade - chained to a metal pole while Giordano beat, tortured and raped her. During that time she was forced to give birth to two children, a now nine-year-old boy and three-year-old girl, who were subsequently made to watch and even join in the abuse. Shockingly Giordano was jailed for the same crime once before in 1995, but was only sentenced to five years in jail and released early for good behaviour.
The Godzilla of stingers: Shocking moment couple discover a bluebottle jellyfish with tentacles more than FIVE METRES long
A bluebottle jellyfish with tentacles stretching over five metres long has been found by a beach goer. Nicoli Hutchinson was walking along the beach in Bonny Hills, New South Wales, Australia, with her husband, Bryce, when they noticed the blue bottle jellyfish washed up on the sand in October this year. The couple, who could not believe their eyes, said they were the longest jellyfish tentacles they had ever seen.
White-sand beaches, a luxury day spa and baby butlers: Inside Megan Gale's VERY lavish $12,000 A NIGHT Fiji resort where the model is on holiday with her young family
She's enjoying a luxury holiday in Fiji this week, with her young family. And Megan Gale shared a series of envy-inducing snaps from her lavish beachfront villa at the exclusive Vomo Island resort on Tuesday. The 42-year-old model put on a busty display in revealing white swimwear, nine weeks after giving birth to her second child as she posed for a poolside selfie.
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Wendy Gordon was driving down a quiet country lane when she came across three men blocking the road with their van. Her footage, uploaded to YouTube under the name 'Travellers caught dumping a fridge!', shows an ironing board sitting on the side of the road and two of the men carrying a fridge out of the back of a van. She starts beeping and one of the men walks over to her car as she stops. Footage shows one of the other men looking through her windscreen and spotting her dashcam. The first man then says: 'It's fine, what's that? Is that a camera? Give me your camera!' and Ms Gordon beeps. She then reverses at speed but the second man jumps on to her bonnet and holds on to it. It is not clear where the video was filmed but it is thought to be in Britain.
You CAN see me! The heartwarming moment WWE star John Cena makes surprise visit to a Sydney primary school leaving some overjoyed students in TEARS
He recently opened up about being bullied as a school kid, due to his scrawny appearance. And John Cena gave a group of primary school students plenty to smile about on Wednesday during a surprise visit to Nicholson St Public School in Sydney's Balmain. In a heartwarming video shared by Fitzy and Wippa on Facebook, the WWE wrestler surprised unsuspecting students, who were reading a book based on his new movie?Ferdinand, when the Hollywood star casually entered their classroom.
The Go Pro footage that really IS out of this world: Astronaut posts view from space as he ventures outside the ISS
NASA astronaut Randy Bresnik has revealed a stunning look at Earth from 250 miles above the surface. The Expedition 53 Commander tweeted breathtaking footage this week from a recent spacewalk on the International Space Station, marking the fifth of his career and the third for NASA Flight Engineer Joe Acaba. The Go-Pro video shows a first-hand look at our planet as seen from orbit, as the pair worked to install new cameras and fix a robotic arm during the Oct 20 outing.
The incredible moment a chameleon gives birth to 26 adorable fingernail-sized babies on her breeder's hand
A chameleon breeder in Knysna, South Africa has shared an incredible video showing the moment a?female chameleon gave birth to her tiny babies on his hand. The tiny lizards, which just a centimetre long, can be seen calmly crawling down Aldo Kleyn's palm just seconds after their mother has given birth. These Knysna Dwarf chameleon babies form part of a giant litter of 26 lizards – with their mum taking a grand total of just one hour and 13 minutes to pop them all out.