You know how they call people who cheer for a sports team "fans"? The real term is "fanatics" which we then abbreviate to "fans". Recently, I got to thinking, "Hey, we call those things that spin around and cool us down fans, but are we abbreivating too?" I then realized the answer was yes. Of course these things are fanatics. They make noise and spin around like crazy. They are probably even more fanatical than the sports fans. Except Red Sox fans. They are just crazy.