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A bluetooth is a portable headset that is inserted in the user's ear and is connected to their phone, so that the user can talk hands-free. It was invented in 1994 by Ericsson, a Swedish company.

SWEDISH INVENTIONS: The thermometer was invented by Swedish inventor, Anders Celsius. Click a snap. Send it to us. Win a trip to Sweden.

SWEDISH INVENTIONS: Dynamite was invented by the Swedish chemist and engineer Alfred Nobel; patented in 1867.

SWEDISH INVENTIONS:Swedish ceramic stove (kakelugn), ca. 1908-1912. It was invented by the two Swedish engineers Cronstedt and Wrede after having been asked by the Swedish government in 1767 to come up with a solution to end a crisis in the fire wood supply due to inefficient stoves. The Swedish ceramic stove is extremely efficient.