Does it seem to you like people are making a particularly big fuss over the release of the 2014 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue? Well, there’s a pretty good reason for that. This year marks the 50th birthday of the world famous pinup mag. When you’ve been crowning the world’s top supermodel for a half century on the cover of one of the world’s few remaining relevant periodicals, that’s definitely reason to celebrate.
Our way of celebrating 50 years of beauties on beaches in breathtaking bikinis? A list of random facts and trivia you might not have known about the SI Swimsuit Issue. So take a look and learn an interesting tidbit or two about the first magazine you ever stole from your dad and hid under your bed.