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

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 scuba-diving trips. Bikini Lagoon is the final resting place for a fleet…

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