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What happens when you fold a piece of paper in half and then do this repeatedly 50 times?
folding a piece of paper
The thickness of a piece of paper is roughly 0.1mm. So when we fold it in half it becomes 0.2 mm
The Guinness world record of folding a paper is 12 times
- Folding that piece of paper 30 times leads to 107km - about the thickness of the Earth's atmosphere.
- Folding it 40 times is 5 times the length of the Great Wall of China.
- 50 times is 0.75 times the Earth to Sun distance.