Where did the word ''atoll'' originate?
Etymology:- French, from Bikini (Pikinni), atoll of the Marshall Islands. The Marshall Islands were discovered by the outside world, first by the Spanish in the 1600's. The bikini was created by French engineer Louis Réard in 1946 It was named after the Bikini atoll, comparing the effects of a woman in a "bikini to the nuclear bombs that were dropped on the atoll. (supposedly a devastating effect !)