Amid growing concerns about "neknominate," an online peer-pressure drinking game in which people challenge their friends to down alcoholic beverages in extreme — and often dangerous — ways, a few compassionate Canadians are finding a way to give the game a charitable twist. And it all started in South Africa. In a neknomination video, instead of participating in extreme drinking, a South African man gave a homeless person food and challenged others to also "pay it forward."
An elephant in South Africa scratched an itch at the expense of a car. Armand Grobler PhotographySometimes you just have to scratch that itch. An elephant in Pilanesberg National Park in South Africa did just that — at a Volkswagen Polo's expense. Much to the terror of the car's occupants, the massive mammal approached the small vehicle and rubbed against it, even sitting on its roof. Windows were smashed, tires were blown out, and the chassis was broken as a result.
Kyle and Josh from GiveBackFilms, the YouTube channel that celebrates random acts of kindness, recently tipped a hard-working hotel cleaner $500. Watch her stunned reaction to the cash — carefully tucked into the unmade bed she was about to strip — below. The humble cleaner initially tried to refuse the overwhelming gift, but both the GiveBackFilms crew and her co-worker insisted that she deserved it.
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".