Beth Beverly's basement looks like a workshop - with a twist. A meat hook dangles from the ceiling. A head mount of a bull sits on a shelf, wrapped in plastic. There's a cat's skull, dyed red. Beverly opens a small freezer chest. "In here, I have a pet cat thawing out," she says. "She's still frozen solid." Beverly's business, Diamond Tooth Taxidermy, specializes in couture taxidermy. She makes hats, jewelry and home decor items with parts of dead animals. Fur, hooves, skulls, claws or paws.
Thomas Jefferson was convinced that the languages of native tribes in North America held important clues to the past. There were hundreds of tribes - the Cherokee, Shawnee, Myaamia and Apache, just to name a few. In "Notes on the State of Virginia," published in 1784, Jefferson wrote that "a knowledge of their several languages would be the most certain evidence of their derivation which could be produced. It is, in fact, the best proof of the affinity of nations which ever can be referred to."
Retired Pennsylvania science teacher Stephen Berr made plans two years ago to witness this year's solar eclipse in Driggs, Idaho. He reserved a hotel room, and invited family members. Prepared as he was, life had different plans for him. After a life-threatening bout with pneumonia earlier this year, and many health complications, and he won't be able to go.
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".