When this Musterole ad ran in the Oct. 28, 1942 Lancaster Eagle-Gazette the Dionne quintuplets were eight years old and close to the end of their commercial usefulness, for the Ontario government gave them back to their parents the following year. After making millions for the Province, they then endured 11 additional years of exploitation and abuse from their parents, after which they left home, never to return.
Telephone systems are planned and constructed on the assumption that it’s unlikely that everyone will be talking at once. The percentage of customers that can be served at one time is a closely-guarded secret (it’s 14%.) Thus in times of stress, say World War II, it’s not hard for the system to get overloaded, which is why Ohio Bell ran this ad in the Oct. 28, 1942 Lancaster Eagle-Gazette. Many more ads bearing the same message would follow during the next four years.
“The kitchen sink drain is clogged,” wrote my friend Philippa. “What can I do?”Oh boy, I thought, for Philippa’s house has character and lots of it. Surrounded by farms near Springfield, Ohio, it is a happy and hospitable place from which she runs her music school and is clearly proud of having once been a log cabin.
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".