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Video of the Day – 5/10/13 (How Folding a Paper Can Get You to the Moon)

10 May

Daily Video — “How Folding a Paper Can Get You to the Moon

Forget everything you’ve heard about only being able to fold a single sheet of paper seven times.Today’s video from TED-Ed blows that idea out of the water to show how folding a single sheet of paper only .001 cm thick can (theoretically) reach from Earth to the moon.  Learn about the concept of exponential growth through this fun theory and find out just why you really can’t fold a single sheet of paper in half too many times!

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