Fold A Piece Of Paper In Half 103 Times And It Will Be As Thick As The UNIVERSE

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.

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