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Why Does Your Phone Bear The Name Of A Thousand-Year-Old Viking?

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If you've ever looked at the Bluetooth logo, you may have noticed that it looks a bit like an ancient symbol, full of the kinds of straight lines you'd expect from something that was carved into stone. It is, in fact: it's a bind rune, one that specifically symbolizes the name of one of the first kings of Denmark. What does he have to do with modern technology? Find out in the video below.

Harald Bluetooth And Your Phone

There are a thousand years of history behind that symbol.

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