Bikini, a modern term for the women's classical antiquity is one of those things in the world that could capture the heart of any man and kill him from a distance. Yeah, 'kill them from a distance'. Ask any guy, and he'd tell you how they fell in love with the energy
But the real and a dark reality about bikini is that everyone may know this sex (oops, I meant 'six') letter word bikini, but not many people are aware of the interesting facts that make this two-piece costume more intense and intimate.
Today, as the modern bikini celebrates its 71st birthday, we at WittyFeed have compiled 20 unnoticed, unsung, unknown, facts about bikini that even most of the women denied they knew.
Have a look!
The term Bikini for women's outfit was coined in Paris on July 5th in the year 1946 for the first time. French mechanical engineer, Louis Reard, had introduced this design of inner wear.
There's an island Bikini Atoll in the Pacific Ocean. Four days earlier to July 5th, 1946, before designer Louis named his intriguing outfit for women as 'Bikini', America had conducted a peace-time hydrogen bomb test at Bikini Atoll.
Metaphorically thinking that his costume is going to create the similar explosion and cultural reaction, Louis Reard introduced his designed swimsuit as a bikini.
One of the most expensive swimsuits in the world is bikini which has worth in USD $30 million. It is designed by Susan Rosen and Steinmetz Diamonds. This particular swimwear is made up of 150 carats of flawless diamonds set in platinum.
Ohh no, Mr Walter White, what are you doing here. You're not a fit for the story. If you want, you can scroll and see beautiful models revealing some shocking bikini facts.
The world's largest bikini parade was held in November 2009. More than 287 women participated in the parade who were only clad in bikinis that hardly left anything to imagination. All of this was done in order to intentionally catch the attention of South African people and spread awareness about Breast cancer.
As Louis Reard couldn't find a model to flaunt his swimwear in front of a camera, he decided to hire a nude dancer who happily presented it in front of the world. And you just saw that lady in the picture, her name was Micheline Bernardini.
The bikinis were banned on French Atlantic coastline, Spain, Italy, Portugal and Australia. Initially, it was banned from some of the US states like Florida as well.
The world's largest swimsuit photoshoot took place on September 25, 2001. More than 1,000 women participated in this contest wearing bikinis in Sydney, Australia. Cosmopolitan organized the entire event.
In Miss World competition in 1951, Kiki Hakansson from Sweden was mandatorily asked to wear a bikini for her crowning ceremony. Her bikini avatar received a huge backlash, and even Pope condemned it. Countries like Spain and Ireland, at that time, had threatened to withdraw from the event. Since then, Kiki Hakansson is the only model to wear bikini on crowning ceremony.
In the year 2009, it came out that the USA spent almost $4.3 billion (almost 400 million) on purchasing bikinis. Amusingly, it is more than the GDP of Barbados.
Tyra Banks was the first African-American lady to appear on the front page of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition magazine in 1997. The second one was Beyonce Knowles 2007.
As per their religious norms, Muslim women were unable to wear bikinis. But, a Lebanese-Australian designer worked on the concept and introduced burkini in 2007.
China is one of the world's largest manufacturer and exporter of swimwear. Their global shipment covers almost 70% of the market.
Though Marilyn Monroe has appeared in a bikini on several occasions, her last and the notable appearance in swimwear was for 1962 film, 'Something's Got to Give'.
La Femme is a beach in Egypt which is far away from the lewd and lustful eyes of men and camera lenses. It's a place for Muslim women where they can replace their long costumes with bikini without feeling they're sinning.
As of today, we live in a world where Swimsuit aren't prone to any skin disease and tans, as they're now manufactured using the UV-resistant fabric that blockages upto 98% of sun's rays.
Yeah, I told you, the facts are surprising.
That's all, folks!