pennies would've been better. . Samsung pays Apple Billion sending 30 trucks full of 5 cent coins by Mmita on a scale from 1 to Samsung how much do you hate App why not pennys
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pennies would've been better

Samsung pays Apple Billion
sending 30 trucks full of 5 cent
coins
by Mmita
on a scale from 1 to Samsung how much
do you hate Apple?
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User avatar #3 - nayytayisgod (11/15/2013) [+] (30 replies)
To pay off a billion dollars in nickels would require 20 billion of those coins. That amount would require Samsung to obtain the equivalent of all the nickels struck by the U.S. Mint in the last several decades. (In 2011, for example, the U.S. Mint produced less than one billion nickels, and 2010 less than half a billion.) Samsung would have to round up virtually every nickel in circulation to acquire over $1 billion worth of those coins, a feat that could hardly be accomplished without having a significant impact on the U.S. monetary system.
A single nickel weights 5 grams (about .011 pounds), so a billion dollars' worth of nickels would weigh in at about 110,000 tons. That load would far exceed the carrying capacity of 30 or so trucks (requiring each truck to carry over 3,600 tons, or more than 7.2 million lbs. each). Even if the considerable weight of the trucks themselves weren't taken into account, the equivalent of about 2,755 eighteen-wheeler trucks, each hauling 40 tons' worth of nickels, would be needed to transport the weight of that many coins (and even that calculation still doesn't take into account the volume of physical space needed to assemble, transport, and store 20 billion nickels).

www.snopes.com/politics/satire/samsung.asp#lmk9cjKpmjQksoFZ.99
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#5 - chrisel has deleted their comment [+] (8 replies)
User avatar #12 to #5 - herbolifee (11/16/2013) [-]
It's a legally recognised currency and therefor has to be accepted.
#1 - crazyolitis (11/15/2013) [-]
I'd say about Microsoft.
#45 - blynx (11/16/2013) [+] (7 replies)
Since when are nickels brass or copper?
Since when are nickels brass or copper?
User avatar #14 - junkinator ONLINE (11/16/2013) [+] (1 reply)
Funny. Those nickels look a whole lot like pennies
User avatar #68 - benjamino (11/16/2013) [-]
Reposting this a year later doesn't make it any less ******** .
User avatar #22 - amegaara (11/16/2013) [+] (16 replies)
you know whats the most funny thing about this post is? its fake
#71 - octaviano (11/16/2013) [+] (3 replies)
They wouldn't even want one Penny.
They wouldn't even want one Penny.
User avatar #52 - traffy (11/16/2013) [+] (2 replies)
If I was iPhone I would melt some of the nickles and make parts out of them
#56 to #52 - crazymannequin (11/16/2013) [-]
Then you'd get arrested for destroying national currency. and yes its a law
#17 - essdubz (11/16/2013) [+] (3 replies)
I believe we call 5 cent coins nickels. I also believe that nickels do not have a bronze color.
User avatar #6 - fightforfate ONLINE (11/15/2013) [-]
fake
#102 - gakman (11/16/2013) [+] (3 replies)
******* annoying samsung ***** , we better should have bombed all the asians away. everyone who thinks apple is **** is just too poor to afford it. USA USA USA!
User avatar #116 to #102 - mustlol (11/16/2013) [-]
Who let you on the computer unsupervised?
#94 - akho (11/16/2013) [+] (1 reply)
**** yeah, admin keeping FJ up-to-date.

Thank you Addy!!
User avatar #90 - noisia (11/16/2013) [+] (1 reply)
I'm a bit of a buzzkill here, but I'm not certain this is true. I mean, the average nickel (5c) weighs 5 grams. Which makes a dollar in nickels weigh 100g.
So $10 in nickels would weigh a kilo.
That means that $1 billion in nickels would weigh 10 million metric tons.

I'm unsure about the laws in the US, but in the UK an articulated lorry cannot legally transport more than 40 tonnes of load.
Which means that Samsung would have had to transport the $1 billion in 250,000 articulated lorries.

And that sounds unlikely...
#91 to #90 - Hidnight (11/16/2013) [-]
This never happened, it was a photo shop. A point to prove people would believe **** if it had a formal background and stuff.
#75 - riseandfightfj (11/16/2013) [+] (2 replies)
im lost why are samsung paying apple?
User avatar #92 to #79 - knightr **User deleted account** (11/16/2013) [-]
I always found it funny(and hypocritical) that apple sues everyone for copying ideas whereas apple rips their "innovations" from other companies, but the only difference is that they are better marketers with a name brand logo and a braindead consumer isheep to buy all their new products.

User avatar #61 - umaya (11/16/2013) [+] (4 replies)
The best part about this was it cost Apple a lot of money to put it in the bank.
User avatar #65 to #61 - lotengo ONLINE (11/16/2013) [-]
the worst part about this post is that is ******* ******** .

Where can u find 20 bilion 5 cent coins?
User avatar #121 - mrgoodlove (11/16/2013) [-]
I didn't think there were that many nickels in the world.
User avatar #16 - pocketstooheavy (11/16/2013) [+] (1 reply)
1 Billion dollars worth of 5 cent coins is 20,000,000,000. There's no way that many exist in the US.

1 billion % fake.
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