In Ancient Rome, a soldier might be rewarded with a slave called an ‘addict’. And now, just look at us all… Slaves (or addicts) to sex, booze, fags, chocolate and telly…Ooh er, missus! From the Aztec word ‘ahuacati’ meaning testicle! Just look at that shape and think about it – though not for too long… You’ll never see a salad in the same light. (Just be sure to gobble ’em up before they go black and mushy!) It’s written in the stars – and it’s all Greek.
Probably the most famous and fearless of all female pirates – Queen of the Golden Age of Piracy. Anne Cormac was born in County Cork around 1700, the illegitimate daughter of a top lawyer and his family maid, Peggy. Her dad tried dressing Anne as a boy and passing her off as a distant relation but they soon moved to South Carolina. Redhead Anne was fiery and determined – and by the age of 13 she’d murdered a servant girl – stabbing her in the belly. Why? For making her angry.
That’s right Spice fans, Sporty turned Slutty for the 2012 tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s big show, in which piano-playing funnyman Tim Minchin also starred as Judas, and Radio 1 DJ Chris Moyles was King Herod! Mel donned a leather jacket and dreadlocks for the role as the oldest tart in the (Good) book.
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".