It's a home run for the Wiffle Ball. The plastic ball created in a Connecticut back yard in the 1950s was one of three items inducted into the Toy Hall of Fame at the Strong Museum of Play on Nov. 9. Other inductees at the Rochester, N.Y., museum were the paper airplane and the board game Clue. Items missing the cut were Pez candy dispensers, the Magic 8 Ball, Matchbox cars, My Little Pony, play food, the game Risk, sand, Transformers and the card game Uno.
Will a plastics-related toy make it into the National Toy Hall of Fame this year? The 12 finalists named for the annual event at the Strong Museum of Play in Rochester, N.Y., include PEZ candy dispensers, the Wiffle Ball, My Little Pony, play food and, as you probably guessed from the second sentence, the Magic 8 Ball. A standard ball, as opposed to Magic 8 or Whiffle, has been in the Toy Hall of Fame since 2009.
Traverse City, Mich. — If the future of mobility is shared, as most studies suggest, key suppliers of auto interiors have a lot of questions about what that will mean about the instrument panels, door panels, center consoles and every other surface you see and touch. "In that space, you're going to be looking at self-healing surfaces, so you don't have a scratched interior, self-cleaning, antidust, odor management," said Han Hendriks, chief technology officer for Yanfeng Automotive Interiors.
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".