It took a full six minutes for a chainsaw to cut through the truck of the 75-foot-tall Norway Spruce tree in State College owned by Jason Perrin. The tree, selected by Rockefeller Center's head gardener Eric Pause, is going to New York City via truck over the next few days for the famed Christmas display. Pause first discovered the tree two years ago while en route to a Penn State football game, and negotiated with Perrin for the tree's removal and use in the Rockefeller Center Christmas display.
Four mascots are set to join the hallowed halls of the Mascot Hall of Fame in 2017, and Penn State's Nittany Lion is one of them. That is, once those halls are actually built. The hall of fame was founded by David Raymond, the original Phillie Phanatic, and currently only exists online. But the construction is planned for the physical location in Whiting, Indiana, with a projected opening date in 2018.
Taco Bell has announced their latest crime against dietary health will soon be coming to the United States. And I am so ready for it. You may remember Taco Bell as the place that thought turning Dorito chips into taco shells was too tame, and so they turned fried chicken into taco shells too. Apparently, the company has been serving their "chocadillas" -- quesadillas with melted chocolate chips instead of melted cheese -- for some time overseas.
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".