That’s An Acronym? (pt. I)
Sun – LASER = Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation
Mon – TASER = Tom Swift and his Electric Rifle. This was the title of a 1911 young adult adventure novel starring Tom Swift, childhood hero of Jack Cover, the NASA researcher and inventor who completed the first taser in 1974.
Tue – RADAR = RAdio Detection And Ranging
Wed – SCUBA = Self-Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus
Thu – ZIP Code = Zone Improvement Plan
Fri – CAPTCHA = Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart (also see: Alan Turing’s test for evaluating machine intelligence).
Sat – CARE Package® = Cooperative for American Remittances to Europe