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Did You Know …

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that all over the world, today is Bikini Day?

Did-You-Know-Bikini-Day-Kiini-Tuesday-Crochet-Trimmed-Triangle-Bikinithat the bikini was named after the island Bikini Atoll, where the US military was testing bombs during World War 2; and that French fashion designer Louis Réard, who created the once controversial swimwear, used the name ‘bikini’ as a marketing ploy—dubbing the girls who wore them as bombshells?

that French model and nude dancer Micheline Bernardini was the first to wear a bikini, and that she wore it in a poolside fashion show at the Piscine Molitor in Paris on July 5, 1946?

that Speedo is the top-selling swimwear company in the world, selling swimwear to both men and women for nearly 90 years?

that the most expensive swimsuit in the world is a bikini worth $30 million dollars—made with 150 carats of D flawless diamonds, all set in platinum; and that Molly Sims wore the bikini on the cover of “Sports Illustrated” in 2006?

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that thongs are illegal in Melbourne, Florida as of January 2005, and that the punishment is a $500 fine or 60 days in jail?

that the most celebrated bikini moment was when Ursula Andress emerged from the water donning a white bikini as Honey Ryder in the 1962 James Bond film “Dr. No.”

that Princess Leia’s bikini in a 2-minute scene from “Return of the Jedi” (1983), has become a cult phenomena, and that there are even websites dedicated to creating your own similar suit?

Pictured: Kiini Tuesday Crochet-Trimmed Triangle Bikini

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