Bluetooth’s Treasure Found

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No, there isn’t some unknown magical feature now available for the ubiquitous computer connection technology.

Instead we’re talking about coins and jewelry that belonged to the technology’s namesake, Danish king Harald ‘Bluetooth’ Gormsson.

Last weekend, archaeologists unearthed hundred’s of coins, pearls, brooches and even a Thor’s Hammer pendant on Rügen Island in Germany. They were tipped off by a couple of amateur archaeologists who discovered a few pieces with metal detectors in January.

Bluetooth Treasure

That’s right, the digital communication protocol that allows you to bump your favorite tunes on your stereo from your phone or be hands-free while driving is named after a 10th Century king.

Originally developed by Ericsson Mobile in Sweden, Bluetooth was chosen as name because they hoped it would unify a variety of communications technologies like Gormsson, who unified various danish tribes paving the way for the founding of the kingdom of Denmark.

And in case you’ve ever wondered about the Bluetooth symbol, it is a bind rune of the letters H and B.

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