One of my favorite news stories from recent years was how Samsung lost a patent infringement lawsuit to Apple and was order to pay over a billion dollars! A little later dump trucks showed up at Apple full of nickels. Security told them it was a mistake until the Samsung CEO called the Apple CEO to inform them that was their preferred method of payment! What a HOOT!My wife had never heard that story and I told it to her last night. That got me thinking, "Did that really happen?"

Unfortunately NO!

Snopes.com -- the great and powerful guardian of truth on the Internet -- traced the story back to a Spanish-language humor magazine! It was a spoof from a publication that resembles our "The Onion." You know how other countries confuse stories from that website as true? Well, we fell for it ourselves!