Ancient fishing lore and modern marine biology are both unnerved by the number of rare oarfish that have been washing up along the Sea of Japan. To fishermen, the legendary oarfish, a deep-sea fish that can grow to 15 metres long, heralds either a great catch – or an earthquake, The Asahi Shimbun newspaper reported. Since November, at least 19 have washed up in eight Japanese prefectures. Most were dead or died shortly after they were found.
Look out your platform heels, flared jumpsuits and lashings of sequins as Mamma Mia hits the stage for a month-long run at HMT in Aberdeen. The hit musical based on Abba’s music opened in London’s West End in 1999 and has had phenomenal success all over the world. Packed with more than 20 fabulous Swedish supergroup singalongs, the show is billed as “the world’s sunniest musical”. And it certainly warmed up last night’s capacity crowd.
While Canadians debate whether to change some words of our national anthem, we take a look at some anthem trivia and some atrocious renditions of “O Canada.” It’s a toss-up which excruciating minutes of the worst renditions of “O Canada” would win. The most complicated national anthem may well be “Het Wilhelmus” from the Netherlands, in which the 15 stanzas spell an acrostic of William of Nassau, in the original Dutch, contemporary Dutch and English.
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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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".