Japan is home to some super expensive fruit. You could easily drop several hundred dollars on fancy melons or berries in Tokyo. These luxury fruits are bred to look aesthetically perfect and are usually given as gifts. But can you taste the difference between fancy Japanese fruit and what you might normally purchase at the grocery store? Since it's melon season in Japan, two YouTubers decided to find out.
Part of the joy of baking is that after you pop raw dough in the oven, you can walk away for 30 minutes or so, and when you come back, there's a fully baked pastry or loaf of bread for you to enjoy. The transformation is sometimes so easy as to seem magical—but it's not. And if you've ever wondered what actually happens inside the oven when you're not paying attention, meet Takashi Aizu. Aizu is a Japanese baker who takes you inside the oven with his time-lapse videos of baking bread and pastries.
Today I learned that fresh apples can be stored for up to a year without going bad, which seems insane to me because I can barely keep cactuses alive for longer than a week. But as Harold McGee writes in On Food and Cooking, "apples may keep for nearly a year if the storage atmosphere is also controlled." And it turns out that storing fresh apples for a year isn't part of some weird, random science experiment.
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".