With their squashed noses and cute looks, bulldogs and pugs have become not only favourites with pet owners but also with makers of Valentine’s Day cards. But Britain’s vets have now called for their faces to stop being used on the cards in a bid to curb their popularity. The British Veterinary Association say their prominence on merchandise is fuelling a craze for flat-faced pets despite concerns over their welfare.
A high-flying Scots medical student is facing trial in the US amid claims he attacked his girlfriend and fired a gun after finding another man in her bedroom. Tony Boyd, 23, who was pictured at home in Scotland yesterday, had travelled to Wisconsin to help partner Sophie Kelly settle into a new life as a veterinary surgeon. But he took a taxi to the 25-year-old’s apartment only to find her hiding in the bedroom with another man, Stephen Mayer.
A 'penis and testicles' that washed up on a beach has been revealed to be the aptly named 'phallusia mammillata' - or 'sea squirt'. The unidentified phallic object was first spotted by a resident walking her dog at Brean Beach, Somerset, in early September. Dog walker Julie Edwards alerted police because she feared it was a set of male private parts, sparking a lengthy investigation. DNA testing concluded that the blob was not human after all, but the item's identity remained a mystery.
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".