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By Alastair Alexander

ONAN: Oil Natural Air Natural. It's a cooling method, honest.

Chapter 38 of the Old Testament book of Genesis recounts the tale of Onan, who spilled his seed on the ground and was punished for it. Such seed-spilling has led to the label of Onanism being applied to what's best described as "gentleman's relaxation" - a Sunday morning activity usually involving thoughts of Carol Smilie.

This particular acronym, however, refers to a method of cooling equipment by natural methods - letting the air and oil circulate themselves and cooling naturally. As this method involves no pumping, there's a sneaking suspicion it might be a quite deliberate, and clever, choice of letters.

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