A Piece of Paper Folded 103 Times is as Thick as the The Universe

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Here is an amazing fact that might surprise you; if you could fold a piece of usual paper 42 times you would have a tower that would touch the moon? Well it’s just one of the remarkable illustrations of exponential progression given by Nikola Slavkovic in the video below.

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You might say, but it is almost impossible to fold a piece of typical paper more than eight times. Just like so many unreferenced statements, that isn't true. The record is actually 12. Still that 12-fold piece of paper isn't even the height of a table; it's tough to visualize getting from there to the Moon in 30 folds. That's because our brains are motivated to ponder linearly, not exponentially.

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