What does the word Taser stand for?

What does the word Taser stand for?

Taser is actually not a word, but an acronym for a fictional weapon: Thomas A. Swift’s Electric Rifle. Cover added the “A” to Tom Swift’s name. The original character did not have a middle name. Victor Appleton is the author of the Tom Swift books.

Do you get paid to be a volunteer firefighter?

Volunteer firefighters do not get paid, but they can get reimbursed. Reimbursement is usually a small amount of tax-free money for time spent on shifts, responding to calls and training. The amount is usually at the discretion of the department.

How large is an oil barrel?

One barrel contains 42 gallons of crude oil from which, in the U.S., typically 19 gallons of gasoline are produced.

How many dreams does the average person have in one night?

The average person has about 3 to 5 dreams per night, but some may have up to 7 dreams in one night. The dreams tend to last longer as the night progresses. During a full 8-hour night sleep, two hours of it is spent dreaming. It is not at all unusual for a person to have more than one dream per night.

Why does salt speed up the boiling process?

If you look at the heat capacity of salt water, you will find that it is less than pure water. In other words, it takes less energy to raise the temperature of the salt water 1°C than pure water. This means that the salt water heats up faster and eventually gets to its boiling point first.

When can you adopt a puppy?

A puppy usually goes into a new home at seven to nine weeks of age. She is ready to transfer to her “human” pack at this age. If you are adopting an older puppy (over 12 weeks) and she has had limited socialization, you may have to work harder at first.

When did they start filming The Lord of the Rings?

Principal photography for all three films was conducted concurrently in many locations within New Zealand’s conservation areas and national parks between 11 October 1999, and 22 December 2000, a period of 438 days. Pick-up shoots were conducted annually from 2001 to 2004.

How fast is a snail’s pace?

As they crawl they secrete a slime to help themselves move across surfaces. Snails and slugs travel at speeds that vary from slow (0.013 m/s) to very slow (0.0028 m/s). The snail’s head bears the mouth opening and one or two pairs of tentacles.