As 2017 comes to a close, we finally have some solid data for the great debate of the year: Is pineapple an acceptable pizza topping? Pizza delivery app Slice surveyed 34,000 people about pie controversies — including their taste in pizza toppings and the age-old battle between New York City and Chicago for the best pizza. Turns out 54 percent of respondents (out of the 9,474 who weighed in on this question) join the likes of Gordon Ramsay in saying no, pineapple does not belong on pizza.
Here’s a little something to be thankful about this Thanksgiving: the price of a classic American Thanksgiving dinner is actually cheaper than it was last year. According to the American Farm Bureau Federation's annual study, the average cost of a full meal for 10 diners will be about $49.12 — 75 cents less than last year. That's less than $5 a head!
When it comes to culinary creativity, Iowa is down for it. Want to fry butter? DO IT. Want to make enchilada funnel cakes? Yay for sweet and savory food mashups! But if you want to throw American cheese on a strawberry Pop-Tart and claim it’s an Iowa thing ... you will be disowned. "Midwest nice" is a real thing — but so is Midwest ice, as one Iowa State University student recently discovered.
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".