PALMETTO, Fla. - Look before you sit! That's the message one Florida woman is sending after she came face to face with an iguana, staring up at her from inside her toilet. "I hate them. I am so terrified of them," Dani Craven said. "I had a lizard jump on my face when I was five. So when people say, 'Oh it's just a lizard,' No! It's my worst fear. So that’s why I freaked out the way I did and I wasn’t gonna go near it," Craven said.
A strangely-shaped, asteroid-like object is rocking the world of astronomers around the globe. The skinny, spinning mass of rock and metal popped into our solar system and, for the first time ever, stayed put long enough to be observed by the Pan-STARRS1 Telescope in Hawaii, thus making it the first confirmed visitor from outside our solar system.
(NBC News) One Southern California man is doing his small part to help end gun violence - by smashing his AR15 to pieces with a sledgehammer. Chad Vachter is a gun owner and gun enthusiast from Riverside County. His AR15 assault rifle was one of his most prized possessions, but Vachter says the growing number of mass shootings in the United States, including one last week in Rancho Tehama, have hit too close to home. He's had enough. "I can't do it.
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".