I've started shooting a weekly 'Mystery Location' video--it's sort of a visual game. The video shows 'clues' of a Louisiana location and you get just over 20 seconds to guess where you think it is. Then you put your best guess in the Comments section below. So far it seems I've made these videos (this is the fourth one) WAY too easy for all of you savvy NOLA.com sharpies---most people are guessing correctly. Today may be a bit harder for some of you, maybe not.
Fort Jackson is over an hour southeast of New Orleans on La. 23, hard by the Mississippi River near Buras, in Plaquemines Parish. After the War of 1812, when it became obvious that the young United States needed to build real defenses, Congress appropriated $800,000 and identified 50 coastal sites in need of immediate fortification. Forty-two of these sites got built, and Fort Jackson was one of them. The construction took 10 years, from 1822-32. The fort has gone through several iterations.
Katie Blair loves Slime. She has made a bunch of the stuff, and shows us how to do it here in this video. All you need on hand to make your own batch is shaving cream, Elmer's Glue, food coloring and contact solution.
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".