Much is made about the connection between sense and memory – there are those that would have the sound of church bells to the wedding day or the taste of tomato soup to a week before payday. But even through this flippancy there is a connection. People return to the restaurants they love to eat the food that once connected with a moment. So it was we headed to the Northumberland Arms – a pub that resonated with happier times.
Rats are often thought of as disease-ridden pests - but do they really spread illness? The creatures have in recent months been absolved of responsibility for outbreaks of black death which swept Europe in the 14th century. Scientists said in February it was actually gerbils which brought the bubonic plague to Europe from Asia. But rats do carry, and can spread, a number of nasty diseases.
Liam Neeson has told how he punched a pupil while training to be a teacher in the North East. The Schindler’s List, Star Wars, Batman Begins and Taken actor attended the now-closed St Mary’s College, in Fenham, Newcastle , to train as a teacher during the 1970s. The actor would eventually leave to join the Belfast Lyric Players’ Theatre in 1976. According to our sister title, the Chronicle , the Hollywood star says his ‘worst day’ as a teacher came when a pupil threatened him with a knife.
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".