HOW BATHING SUIT BECAME A BIKINI

BIKINI is an atoll in the Pacific, a ring of about 20 islands that includes Bikini Island.

BIKINI is an atoll in the Pacific, a ring of about 20 islands that includes Bikini Island.

Bikini first came to public attention in 1946 for two entirely different reasons.

In July 1946, the US conducted tests of the recently invented atomic bomb at the Bikini atoll. Two atomic bombs were exploded at Bikini that month.

Also in 1946, a French fashion designer was about to unveil a new kind of women's bathing suit. Since the unveiling took place a few days after the A-bomb blasts, he decided to call the new bathing suit bikini. - bigsiteofamazingfacts.com

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