Ever felt unable to stop yourself having another slice of stilton or just one more bite of that brie? Scientists have now discovered the reason why it is so hard to stop eating cheese - it's actually addictive. A recent University of Michigan study investigated which items serve as the drugs of the food world. The scientists discovered pizza topped the "addictive" list - because of its cheesy, fatty topping.
The card explaining why Santa should live on a council estate, and the one filled with glitter were pretty annoying. But now a company has turned the irritation levels to the max by releasing a card that plays 'Happy Birthday' continuously for more than three hours. Once opened, the one-of-a-kind card continues to jingle for at least 180 minutes and doesn't stop playing even if it's ripped or crushed.
A suspected drone struck a British Airways (BA) plane coming in to land at Heathrow Airport with 132 passengers and five crew on board. The incident now being investigated by the Metropolitan Police was reported by the pilot just after 12.50pm on Sunday. Police confirmed that " an object, believed to be a drone , struck the front of the aircraft", but a spokesperson would not be drawn on whether the incident was in any way terror-related.
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".