If you could fold a piece of typical paper 42 times you would have a tower that would stretch to the moon? It’s just one of the amazing examples of exponential growth.
Is it impossible to fold a piece of paper more than eight times? Turns out, like so many unreferenced claims, that isn’t true. The record is in fact 12. Still that twelve-fold piece of paper isn’t even table height – it’s hard to imagine getting from there to the Moon in 30 folds. That’s because our brains are inclined to think linearly, not exponentially.