|Random fact for the day|
This came up in a conversation at work (believe it or not). The bikini (as in the swimsuit) is named after the French nuclear testing in the Pacific (as in bombing the living shit out of the Bikini Atoll). I have proof:
The modern bikini was invented by engineer Louis Reard in Paris in 1946 (introduced on July 5), and named after Bikini Atoll, the site of nuclear weapon tests in the Marshall Islands, on the reasoning that the burst of excitement it would cause would be like the atomic bomb.
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