You can’t fold a sheet of paper in half more than eight times, no matter how large the sheet of paper may be
Heard this before? I heard it sometime when in school, promptly went back home, tried it with a newspaper sheet, found it can’t be done & accepted it as fact till I came across this article today.
Hmm, as the article ends, “It pays to question received wisdom, at least as far as paperfolding is concerned.”
A related note : There’s this question posed in the book “The Tipping Point” by Malcolm Gladwell – Take any size of paper & fold it 50 times over & over. How tall do you think the folded paper stack will be? And the answer : approximately equal to the Earth-Sun distance. (another piece of received wisdom, huh? Think over it. Its very much like the grain of rice & the chess board puzzle)