The swimsuit named for an atomic test site, and other familiar things named after less familiar places

Bikini The two-piece swimsuit takes its name from Bikini Atoll, in the Marshall Islands, location of 23 nuclear weapon tests con­ducted by the United States from 1946 to 1958. The bathing costume is supposedly named for the explosive effect its French inventor claimed it would have on society. The Pacific Ocean islands are still contaminated with radiation and considered unfit for human habitation but are deemed safe for...

Montserrat to the Marshall Islands – 5 of the least-visited tourist destinations on the planet where you can disconnect and unwind

From the least-visited, most-remote destinations to popular hideouts free from large crowds, 2020 is a year where the avid traveller is looking for a holiday that allows one to feel they are really getting away – from work, from urgent errands, from that dreadful 7am commute …To help your quest for Zen, here are five destinations that – according to United Nations World Tour Organization’s (UNWTO) figures, at...
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