Word of the Day
Cacophony ka-KAH-fuh-nee (noun) Harsh or discordant sound; dissonance; harshness in the sound of words or phrases — www.merriam-webster.com
Website of the Day
Best movies of 2012
If you’re a movie buff, check out this Web page of American Film Institute, which lists the best movies and television of 2012. Take a moment to browse the rest of the website as well — it has lots to offer movie fans.
Number to Know
24: Percent of people who have never succeeded at keeping their New Year’s resolutions.
This Day in History
Dec. 30, 2006: Deposed President of Iraq Saddam Hussein, convicted of the executions of 148 Iraqi Shiites, is executed by hanging.
Today’s Featured Birthday
Baseball Hall-of-Famer Sandy Koufax (77)
“Ring out the old, ring in the new,
Ring, happy bells, across the snow:
The year is going, let him go;
Ring out the false, ring in the true.” — Alfred, Lord Tennyson