Strange but True

No paper can be folded in half more than seven times.
Don't believe me? Feel free to try it.

For more strange-but-true facts, read Bla Bla: 600 incredibly useless facts.

Comments

OMG!!! The no paper can be folded in half more the seven times is true.....i tried with a little peice of paper I only got up to 5 times and I tried it with a normal sized paper and only got up to 6.....weird.....@.@


Yeah, I tried it while on desk with another librarian.. we used about four sheets of paper of varying sizes and thicknesses before giving up.


*sings*

The more you knooooooow...

:)


Ugh, not that, please!

I prefer..

Now you know, and knowing is half the battle!


Actually, it is not true that you can't fold paper more than 7 times. A high school student figured out the limiting equation that bounds paper folding and folded a piece of paper (albeit a big one) 12 times to prove her point.


Bad fact book, bad! Go sit in shelving.