Say it’s the 1800s, and you’re a rich sort of gent, spending the evening at your London club. In the fug of cigar smoke, you unroll a crisp new map of Africa, the “dark” continent whose uncharted interior has all of England in a frenzy. Armchair exploring is all the rage, and here, in front of you, is evidence of the latest discovery: a vast range of peaks and ridges stretching east to west across Africa’s middle – the mighty Mountains of Kong.
It cannot have been easy climbing a tree in a corset, or porcelain-button boots, or the concoctions of feather and fruit that passed as hats in Edwardian times, but judging by these photographs, many women did. The pictures – all amateur snaps – come from the collection of Jochen Raiss, a photo editor from Germany, who found his first 25 years ago, at a flea market in Frankfurt-am-Main. Raiss, now 47, was a student at the time, and on the hunt for vintage clothes.
A man was detained by emergency services after they were called to a bridge over the A38 in the early hours of this morning. Officers were sent to a stretch of the carriageway in Devon around 1am amid fears the man could fall from the bridge. Police said he was detained and taken to safety. It is not clear exactly where the incident took place. Sgt Harry Tangye tweeted: "Just attended a scene of a potential bridge jumper on A38 Devon. "Local units detained him and is now safe.
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".