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Paper Fold

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Paul of Albion, MI

Did you know that you can't fold a piece of paper in half more than eight times, no matter how big the paper is?


How to do it

  1. Try to fold different sized pieces of paper in half more than eight times.
  2. Try it with a small piece and very, very large piece.
  3. See! You can't do it!
  4. Each time you fold the paper, the stack you are folding becomes thicker.
  5. After a while, your arms aren't strong enough to fold it anymore.
  6. It's kind of like trying to cut a thick stack of paper with scissors - you just can't do it if the stack is too thick.
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