cacophony \kuh-KAH-fuh-nee\, noun:
- Harsh or discordant sound; dissonance.
- The use of harsh or discordant sounds in literary composition.
Cacophony comes from Greek kakophonia, from kakophonos, from kakos, "bad" + phone, "sound." The adjective form is cacophonous. The opposite of cacophony is euphony.
- To intentionally misinform using myths and other popular misconceptions.
- Widely held and promoted but false information that has taken on a mythic quality. Misinformation.
Health Care Reform is being shot down by myth-information.Creationism is myth-information rather than science.
9-11 conspiracy theories are based on myth-information.
- Stamp Act: tax was imposed by Britain on the American colonies; it raised intense opposition (1765)
- hockey: the first Stanley Cup championship game was played; Montreal's Amateur Athletic Association beat the Ottawa Capitals, 3-1 (1894)
- motion pictures: August and Louis Lumière demonstrated the first movies using celluloid film in Paris (1895)
- Equal Rights Amendment: was approved by US Congress; it was never ratified by requisite majority of states (1972)
- Flying Wallendas: patriarch Karl Wallenda fell to his death from a tightrope between two hotels in San Juan, Puerto Rico (1978)
- Hale-Bopp: comet passed the closest to Earth till the year 4397 at a distance of 1.315 AU (1997)
- Sir Anthony Van Dyke 1599
- Wilfrid Brambell 1912
- Karl Malden 1913 - Actor
- Virginia Grey 1917
- Ross Martin 1920
- Werner Klemperer 1920
- J.P. McCarthy 1933
- M. Emmett Walsh 1935 - Actor
- Glen Campbell 1936
- Tom Flores 1937 - Football player
- Johnny Ferguson 1937
- Cole Hauser 1975 - Actor
- Reese Witherspoon 1976 - Actress ("American Psycho")