No, Samsung did not pay Apple $1 billion in five cent coins
posted by Nick T. / Aug 29, 2012, 8:47 AM
9gag. Sure, it would have been hilarious if it were true, but there is no way for that to have happened. You see, doing so would have required 21 billion five cent coins to have been collected, which is more nickels than there are currently in circulation in the U.S. And if that is not enough, since each coin weighs 5 grams, their total weight would have been over 100,000 tons. Needless to say, it would have taken far more than 30 trucks for that cargo to be delivered.The story, according to which Samsung sent 30 trucks full of nickels to Apple's office in California, is a hoax that can be traced back to a meme originally posted on
So yeah, it is a cool trolling story, yet a fake one nonetheless. Or as Abraham Lincoln once put it: "Don't believe everything that you read on the internet."
It sounds more like SJ's way of doing this thing. He would pay the money in coins of different denominations and demand the payee to count every one under his watch.
posted on Aug 29, 2012, 8:52 AM 6
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What was ur point with this post. It made no sense at all.
posted on Aug 29, 2012, 8:55 AM 19
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abraham Lincoln said that? hahahaha. well, i still wish it was true. we did this on a school payment once. professor was pissed with counting, ever since he made all fees exact and such.
posted on Aug 29, 2012, 8:57 AM 7
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the ending line was golden. I liked it. :)
posted on Aug 29, 2012, 9:26 AM 7
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Samsung should pay in trucks of apples
posted on Aug 29, 2012, 9:19 AM 19
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nice little gag at the end of the story nick. u apple fanboy
posted on Aug 29, 2012, 9:27 AM 3
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Phonearena, aren't you getting tired of this kind of story to tell? Frankly, this stuff is starting to sound rather ridiculous and yet you keep fanning the flames of the issue, put a lid on it please. Just go back to what you do best; and that is reviewing and reporting gadgets which is the main core of existence of this website anyway. As for the legal matters in between companies, best you leave that to the court and lawyers. Unless you want to shift to becoming LawArena.
posted on Aug 29, 2012, 10:04 PM 0
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