[11:10:21 PM] Brosencrantz: good hoax story went round tumblr today
[11:10:36 PM] Brosencrantz: involving samsung paying apple with 20 billion nickels
[11:22:50 PM] Hovercraft: 20 billion nickels would weigh 100 million kilograms
[11:23:21 PM] Hovercraft: http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20081130131743AAFuroy
[11:23:23 PM] Brosencrantz: the hoax did involve a fleet of trucks
[11:23:35 PM] Hovercraft: “You can research this information easily by yourself on the Internet.”
[11:23:45 PM] Brosencrantz: that’s what he’s doing :D
[11:23:52 PM] Hovercraft: I googled “weight of a nickel” and got that page, yes
[11:23:55 PM] Hovercraft: what a fuckass
[11:24:46 PM] Hovercraft: how much do you think a truck can carry?
[11:25:06 PM] Hovercraft: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_many_pounds_of_freight_can_a_semi_truck_carry righto
[11:25:27 PM] Hovercraft: https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=how+much+can+a+truck+carry&sugexp=chrome,mod=13&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8#hl=en&safe=off&sclient=psy-ab&q=75000+pounds+in+kilograms&oq=75000+pounds+in+kilograms&gs_l=serp.3…1369.8338.0.8453.…0.0…1c.bFaCccByV2c&pbx=1&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.&fp=e66a99fc09647756&biw=1858&bih=1019 okay
[11:25:43 PM] Brosencrantz: 34 tonnes!
[11:25:45 PM] Brosencrantz: not bad
[11:25:50 PM] Hovercraft: so about 3000 trucks would be needed
[11:26:02 PM] Brosencrantz: or a hundred journeys by 30 trucks
[11:26:15 PM] Brosencrantz: the logistics is not the biggest plothole here
[11:26:27 PM] Brosencrantz: the biggest plothole is why samsung has a billion dollars in 5c pieces
[11:26:50 PM] Hovercraft: do 20 billion nickels even exist?
[11:27:02 PM] Brosencrantz: I… dunno
[11:27:04 PM] Brosencrantz: probably
[11:27:23 PM] Brosencrantz: fucking coppers accumulate everywhere
[11:27:43 PM] Hovercraft: nickels are silver
[11:28:08 PM] Hovercraft: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_many_coins_exist_in_the_world FUCK
[11:28:08 PM] Brosencrantz: shit, so they are
[11:28:18 PM] Brosencrantz: probably not then
[11:32:12 PM] Hovercraft: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Mint_coin_production hmm
[11:32:35 PM] Brosencrantz: are you a bad enough dude to copy that into a spreadsheet?
[11:32:58 PM] Brosencrantz: nickels have been minted since the civil war
[11:32:59 PM] Hovercraft: so they produce about 1 billion nickels per year, but don’t know how long they stay in circulation for
[11:33:05 PM] Hovercraft: probably several decades though
[11:33:18 PM] Brosencrantz: the hell happened in 2009?
[11:34:08 PM] Hovercraft: dunno, there didn’t need to be much of a top-up?
[11:34:28 PM] Hovercraft: so it’s feasible that 20 billion exist
[11:34:34 PM] Hovercraft: but getting that many in one place is absurd
[11:35:19 PM] Hovercraft: …why would I want to copy that into a spreadsheet?
[11:35:36 PM] Brosencrantz: I looked up a graph of the price of copper
[11:35:52 PM] Hovercraft: did it spike?
[11:36:05 PM] Brosencrantz: ish, it was at rock bottom early 2008 and climbed steeply, but carried on climbing
[11:36:11 PM] Brosencrantz: peaked mid 2010
[11:36:23 PM] Brosencrantz: looking at nickel now
[11:37:01 PM] Brosencrantz: nope, same story, very low through 08 then rising steadily
[11:37:38 PM] Brosencrantz: and nickel’s prices were highest in mid 06
[11:37:49 PM] Brosencrantz: when production was a billion and a half
[11:38:06 PM] Hovercraft: needs must
[11:38:25 PM] Brosencrantz: americans suck at seigniorage
[11:39:16 PM] Brosencrantz: I love that we can actually research this sort of shit effortlessly
[11:39:21 PM] Brosencrantz: for no better reason than because we’re BORED
[11:39:25 PM] Hovercraft: o/\o
[11:39:45 PM] Hovercraft: and to give us a sense of smug superiority over tumblr halfwits who swallow anything they’re told
[11:39:55 PM] Brosencrantz: like, in a shitty thriller twenty years ago researching this sort of information would involve an attractive harvard grad and a romance subplot


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