Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss have shown a sense of humor -- and made a little extra cash presumably -- by starring in an ad for pistachios poking fun at their notorious Facebook legal battle.
The identical twins, who waged an epic battle with Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg over whether he stole their idea for the social networking site, appear in bright green neckties in the advert.
Seated behind a desk with signs saying "Mr. Winklevoss" and "Mr. Winklevoss," one cracks a pistachio with his fingers -- prompting his brother to comment: "Hey, that?s a good idea."
"What? says the other.
"Cracking them like that. Could be huge.
"Think someone will steal it?" questions his sibling, before the pair, turning straight-faced to camera, ask in unison: "Who'd do that?"
The twin brothers accused Zuckerberg of duping them by stealing their idea while they were students together at Harvard, a story recounted in the box office hit movie "The Social Network."
They inked a settlement two years ago that got them $20 million in cash and $45 million worth of stock valued at $36 per share.
But the twins have sought to re-open the deal, arguing that Facebook held back information about the California-based social networking firm while reaching the $65 million settlement.
The pistachio nut makers have also recorded ads with a character from the Angry Birds video game, monkey actor Crystal, and Lucy and Charlie Brown from the "Peanuts" cartoon strip.
Source: AFP Global Edition