Nigerian author Chinua Achebe , who wrote the classic Things Fall Apart, is celebrated with today's Google Doodle . Achebe's novel, published in 1958, is widely regarded as the first major work of modern African fiction and inspired others to tell the continent's story through the eyes of those who lived there. Things Fall Apart has sold more than eight million copies and been translated into more than 50 languages. His other novels included A Man of the People and Arrow of God.
UK motorists waste three days of their lives waiting for car tyres to be changed, according to new research from the AA. The average driver faced an agonising delay of an hour and 10 minutes in drafty garage waiting rooms last year. And this equates to around 76 hours over the course of a lifetime - or the equivalent of driving non-stop from London to Dubai.
A drugs mule was stopped by airport border police as she tried to smuggle cocaine in BREAST IMPLANTS. Spanish authorities said they arrested the Panamanian woman as she walked through customs at Barcelona airport. She had 1.38 kilograms (3 pounds) of cocaine concealed in her new breast implants. Border police stopped her after noticing fresh scars and blood-stained gauze on her chest, as well as pale patches beneath her skin. The woman said she had recently had breast implant surgery.
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".