Swimwear maker Solestrom has unveiled a line of UV-detecting beach products, including a bikini bottom with a sexy LCD display (if irradiated skin turns you on):
Garassa said the meter on the $US190 bikini displays a level of UV intensity on a scale from 0 to 20. A person’s sensitivity to UV depends mainly on skin type, but generally three to five would be considered moderate strength, 8-10 very high and anything above 11 extreme.
This is an upgrade over last summer’s primitive Tan-Timer bikini (and the LCD screen placement is better on the bottom). Still, tanning is dangerous, and addicts need interventions. Incidentally, the bikini is 60 years old this summer, designed by French engineer Louis Reard:
…Reard named the design after Bikini Atoll in the Pacific, where the United States tested an atomic bomb, because he thought the excitement over it would be like an explosion.