Did You Know: Fascinating Facts About Bikinis You Didn’t Know

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A number of us wear these skimpy clothings especially when it’s hot, by the beach or poolside and even sometimes repurpose the bikini tops as actual tops but some facts about the bikini and it’s history will shock you. I guarantee that. Check out 4 of them.

1. Bikinis were named after a nuclear bomb test

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In May 1946, at the time of the modern bikini’s creation, the United States was testing hydrogen bombs in Bikini Atoll, and in these tests Louis Réard found inspiration for the name of his bombshell new clothing item. The engineer-slash-designer thought that his new design was just as shocking as the nuclear tests—and at the time, his assumptions were accurate. (Source: bestlifeonline.com)

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