How many times can you fold a piece of paper?

Hat tip to kottke.org.

It’s said that you can’t fold a piece of paper in half more than eight times.

High school student Britney Gallivan proved this wrong back in 2002.

To see how remarkable her achievement was, take a look at a brute-force approach to the problem below.

Say Crease! Folding Paper in Half by Gaurish Korpal for At Right Angles.

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One Response to “How many times can you fold a piece of paper?”

  1. Fred (Au Naturel) Says:

    I saw that Mythbusters when it first came out. It was quite an effort!

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