It is the unique job of the President to console the nation in a time of tragedy. On Jan. 28, 1986, during the morning President Ronald Reagan was to deliver the State of the Union speech, the space shuttle Challenger exploded, killing the seven astronauts on board as millions watched on television. Reagan postponed his speech the only time in history that a State of the Union address has been delayed and instead greeted the nation from the Oval Office for an intimate chat.
Youth of America, sometimes you make me very, very sad (and scared for our future). You know you’re old when you can say things like, “kids these days.” But honestly, whatever happened to the days of sneaking into your parentsÂ liquor cabinet and taking some shots the good old-fashioned way? Apparently the latest trend among teens is to take a shot of vodka, not by mouth, but by eye. That’s right: they pour vodka into their eyes in order to get drunk.
It's the most literal piggyback ride we've ever seen. (Get it?) In the animal kingdom, monkeys and pigs are not a likely pair. One lives in tropical locations and likes bananas, while the other lives on farms and eats slop until it's fat enough to be eaten. Which is likely why, when this ridiculously addictive video of an adorable baby monkey riding on the back of a piglet went viral in September 2010, the Internet went, "Awwww." Soon after that reaction, the Internet went "$#*!"
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".