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Bikini Atoll is a small group of islands in the Pacific where the atomic bomb was tested. I’d read Jack Niedenthal’s ‘For the Good of Mankind: A History of the People of Bikini and their Islands’, and I feel it’s a story everyone should know, so I urge you to check out his site and read his book.
What really affected me was the disparity between, on the one hand, the 167 Bikinians and their island home, and the naive power of the US on the other. It’s a pitiful story; staggering and incomprehensible. And, sad to say, it’s a story that’s played out all over the world in countless other ways today.
You should also know that the bikini is so called because a marketing bod likened the power of an atomic explosion to the explosive power that wearing a bikini would have on men.
So there you go, humans!