A BBC reporter attempting to report from the Banham Zoo in Norfolk has gained online notoriety for his unexpected tangle with a group of leaping lemurs. Defence reporter Alex Dunlop was standing in the lemur exhibit last Thursday, reporting on a story about the number of animals at the zoo when eight eager primates mobbed him between takes. An edit of the outtakes went viral after the regional BBC show Look East tweeted the clip.
Incredible images captured Sunday in northern Algeria show a blanket of fluffy white snow on the orange sand dunes of the famed Sahara Desert. The rare sight was captured by amateur photographer Karim Bouchetata in his hometown of Aïn Séfra, where the snow lasted a few hours before melting away. Meteorologist Ross Hall explained that due to the region’s elevation and northern location, it’s not unheard of for snow to fall in this part of the desert, although it is rare.
Ten puppies that were living under an abandoned Detroit house are now settled into permanent homes after workers with the Michigan Humane Society rescued them from the bitter cold. Video released by the organization shows the puppies huddled together under a porch as rescuers attempt to reach them just a week before Christmas. “What looks like had happened was that the mom had dug a nest underneath the porch, to make it safe and warm and dry,” said communications manager Anna Chrisman.
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".