Hundreds of animals, many of them exotic snakes and lizards, were found crammed in an upstate woman’s house, according to a report Friday. A total of 343 of the critters — which also included caged ferrets, rabbits, and tortoises — were pulled from the wild Lockport home of Sue McNaught Thursday, the Niagara County Sheriff’s Office told Buffalo News.
A raccoon miraculously survived hitching a ride on the windshield of a Colorado cop car as it raced to the scene of a crash, according to a report Friday. The masked critter went full Garfield suction toy, launching itself — and sticking — on the window of the large police van in Colorado Springs Wednesday, the Denver Post reported. The driver, Officer Christopher Frabbiele, spotted the critter, slowed down and the racoon scampered away unharmed.
The daughter of the Azerbaijani president was caught taking surprised-face selfies during her father’s emotional speech on genocide at the United Nations. President Ilham Aliyev was giving the address Wednesday, when his daughter, Leyla Aliyeva, whipped out her cellphone and struck a pose, the Daily Mail reported Friday. The 33-year-old, sitting in the audience with her mom, covered her mouth and feigned shock before snapping the photo of herself, the report said.
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".