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The Thomas A. Swift Electric Rifle, more commonly known as a TASER.


There’s a good chance you already know that L.L. Bean is named after its founder Leon Leonwood Bean, but were you aware that TASER is an acronym for Thomas A. Swift’s Electric Rifle? Mental Floss deciphers some of the more encrypted brands, authors and products whose names we see every day.