Have you ever heard someone claim that a piece of paper can’t be folded in half more than seven times?
We had, and we were suspicious. So we thought about putting it to the brain trust, in the form of an ‘Ask a ScienceBlogger’ quesetion. Molecule of the Day responded immediately with a great anecdote about successfully folding a piece of paper in half not seven, but eight times, to win a bet in college.
He posted about his myth-busting triumph, here.
The upshot: with a piece of paper big enough, a lot of things are possible. Now could someone explain how this legend got started?