Apple vs. Samsung
Readers likely have heard of the continuing wide legal battle between Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. part of which includes an August 2012 jury verdict in U.S. Court where Apple was awarded more than $1 billion for patent infringement by Samsung
The verdict is among an ongoing raft of legal challenges by both parties including … blah … blah … blah … with litigation on patent Case Nos. …blah … blah … blah … and finer points of ornamental design infringement … blah … blah … blah -- and so on.
More interestingly, a story from a Mexican website got picked up by Yahoo! and was reposted throughout the Internet which indicated that Samsung had paid off its $1 billion judgment to Apple by trucking 20 billion nickels to the Apple home office.
But -- since $1 billion in nickels would reportedly require upwards of 3,000 18-wheelers to deliver, weighing more than 100,000 tons, the story is now logically reported as a hoax.
Apparently math is hard and gullibility is easy.