Happy birthday, bikini! Our 12 geeky favorites (NSFW-ish)

Today is the 65th anniversary of the modern bikini. Or actually, it was yesterday. We spent a lot of time (like, seriously a lot of time) yesterday doing serious research for this piece in order to provide you with the best possible bikini content, and it just sort of happened that we looked up and all of a sudden it was tomorrow. Oops.

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Just so that you learn something from this post, it's worth mentioning that we say "modern" bikini because as you can see from the above pic, bikinis were thought to be an absolutely smashing idea as far back as fourth century Rome. The "modern" bikini officially debuted (or re-debuted, I guess) at a public pool in Paris on July 5, 1946, looking something like this:

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Since then, the bikini has undergone some changes, and recently, it's even been able to adapt to the growing crowd who both can and want to be geeky and sexy at the same time. Check out some of our favorite bikinis, all the way from the geeky to the absolutely ridiculous, in the gallery below.

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