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The Bluetooth Standard is Named After a 10th Century Scandinavian King

Today I found out the Bluetooth standard is named after a 10th century Scandinavian king. The man was Harald I of Denmark.  “Bluetooth” is the English translation of “Blåtand”, which was an epithet of Harald I (Harald Blåtand Gormsson).  Legend has it, he received this name due to being extremely fond of blueberries and consuming them so regularly and in […]

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