For a large swath of conspiracy theorists, September was one hell of a month. A brand-new study seemed to show that fluoride, the chemical found in drinking water and toothpaste, could lower infants’ IQ. Truthers were thrilled — it was a missing link they’d been seeking, the tin-hat cherry on top of a pile of “evidence” they’d collected suggesting that fluoride, ostensibly meant to help strengthen our teeth, could actually be part of a secret government plot to poison us.
The guy in this video has the best job ever. Tokyoflash Japan, a high-tech watch company, gave him a whole bunch of money to spend on booze so he could try out a new breathalyzer watch. The watch, called the Kisai Intoxicated, has a built-in breathalyzer and sobriety test. If you blow into the sensor, the watch will change colors to show how drunk you are. Green means you're sober, yellow means you're "buzzing" and red means you're totally drunk.
Ketamine has an unsavory reputation. The medical anesthetic is used on humans and small animals for surgeries, but it’s also made into a recreational street drug called Special K with powerful dissociative effects. “An 18-hour holiday,” the punk band NOFX sang on 1997’s “Kids of the K-Hole.” “You start to lose track of where your body begins and ends,” wrote an enthusiast on Reddit’s /r/ketamine forum a year ago. “The stupidest drug ever invented,” Brian Moylan described for Gawker in 2012.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".