Special Sub-Topic: I Owe You Some Acronyms Too
|S.C.U.B.A. is an acronym for what diving equipment?|
Self Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus & Self-Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus. The SCUBA device, or Aqua-Lung, was created by Jacques Cousteau in 1943.
|N.A.T.O. is an alliance of many nations. What does N.A.T.O. stand for?|
North Atlantic Treaty Organization & North Atlantic Treaty Organisation. The NATO Treaty was signed in 1949. Members include the United States, Canada, and most of Europe.
|D.N.A. is the abbreviation for what biological chemical?|
Deoxyribonucleic Acid. DNA was first found in 1869 by Friedrich Miescher. James Watson and Francis Crick discovered its now famous double-helix structure, nearly a hundred years later in 1953.
|The United States college sports group is called the N.C.A.A. What does this initialism stand for?|
National Collegiate Athletic Association. The NCAA was created in 1910. The NCAA only oversaw men's athletics until 1982 when it began to include women's sports.
|A.I.D.S. is an acronym for what deadly disease?|
Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome & Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome. In 2007, an estimated 2.1 million people died from AIDS, 330,000 of which were children.
|I.A.E.A. stands for what world body devoted to world security?|
International Atomic Energy Agency. The IAEA was created in 1957 to prevent the use of nuclear weapons and to promote responsible use of nuclear energy.
|F.A.Q. refers to what kind of list?|
Frequently Asked Questions & Frequently Asked Question. The advent of the Internet has spurred the production of F.A.Q. lists for millions of different subjects. These lists are designed to provide quick answers to common queries.
|What does the four-word acronym RADAR refer to, in terms of detection systems?|
RAdio Detection And Ranging. The first widespread use of RADAR happened during World War II. During the war, the United States, Britain, the USSR, the Netherlands, France, Turkey, Japan, Germany, and Italy all developed unique radar systems.
|S.A.T. refers to what American examination for high school students?|
Scholastic Aptitude Test & Scholastic Assessment Test. The SAT was first given in 1901 and has updated many times in the intervening years to change what is tested for. Students' scores are reported in their college applications.
|S.S.R.I. is an abbreviation for what type of psychological medication?|
Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor & Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors. SSRIs are a type of antidepressant used to treat depression and anxiety. They affect the levels of serotonin, which is a neurotransmitter.
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