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Author Topic: Is this true? (Samsung pays Apple 2 Billion $ with nickels)  (Read 438 times)
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« on: November 21, 2013, 12:10:24 AM »

http://thebladebrownshow.wordpress.com/2013/11/13/lawsuit-paid-in-full-samsung-pays-apple-1-billion-sending-30-trucks-full-of-5-cent-coins/

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This morning more than 30 trucks filled with 5-cent coins arrived at Apple’s headquarters in California. Initially, the security company that protects the facility said the trucks were in the wrong place, but minutes later, Tim Cook (Apple CEO) received a call from Samsung CEO explaining that they will pay $1 billion dollars for the fine recently ruled against the South Korean company in this way.samsung-pays-apple-1-billion-sending-30-trucks-full-of-5-cents-coins
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« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2013, 12:26:51 AM »

Sadly, it's fake frown  But it would have been funny
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« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2013, 12:48:31 AM »

They could even have had Kramer deliver it.
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« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2013, 05:04:58 AM »

I don't think there are 2 billion dollars in nickels...

I just read that the 2009 series of coinage includes 86.64 million nickels, which would be $4.332 million.

Obviously there are coins from other years out there, but they do try to periodically pull them off the street, as far as I know... unless that is just paper.

Found another link that lists the total number of nickels in circulation at 841,720,000, or $42 million.

My calculations are that it would weigh 440,000 lbs, but that you would only need about 10 semi tractor-trailers to haul it.

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« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2013, 05:19:28 AM »

I heard the judge hasn't even ruled on the final amount yet, and it could be a lot more, so they'd have to use some dimes and pennies too slywink
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« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2013, 05:33:42 AM »

This was debunked by Snopes.  Bottom line, it was determined once the math was done that it would take far more than 30 trucks to hold 1 billion in nickles. 
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« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2013, 05:35:27 AM »

wait.. the article clearly states that it is 1 billion in nickles, yet the thread title says.....
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« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2013, 09:00:20 AM »

If I had a nickel for every time someone put a fake story on the web.....
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« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2013, 05:19:23 PM »

Why did this pop up again and spread by gullible people?

The exact same thing happened last year. This is an old hoax story.
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