# What’s the world record for cutting paper in half?

According to the Guinness World Record, the fastest time to cut a single sheet of A4 paper in half is 1. 5 seconds. This record was set by Iker Tagle at Gelabert-Llobet School in Barcelona, Spain, on May 21, 2019.

To complete this feat, Tagle used a custom-made rotary blade paper-cutter. He was able to achieve the record by training for months and perfecting the technique he used to quickly and accurately cut his paper.

FAQ

## What happens if you fold a paper 42 times?

If you fold a paper 42 times, the paper will most likely be too thick to continue folding. In the initial stages of folding, each fold approximately doubles the thickness of the paper. Therefore, after 42 folds, the thickness of the paper has grown exponentially and is too thick for further folding.

Many people have attempted to fold paper 42 times, and all have reached the same conclusion—that after folding the paper multiple times, the paper will no longer be able to fold any further.

## Why can’t a paper be folded 7 times?

It is not possible to fold a paper more than seven times because the original thickness of the paper sets a limit to the number of times it can be folded. When the paper is folded, the molecules in the paper have to move in different directions.

Due to the molecular bonding between the paper and the hydrogen atoms, the paper only has a certain amount of flexibility before it becomes too difficult to fold. Therefore, as the paper is folded more and more times, the molecular bonds weaken and the paper becomes too thick, making it impossible to fold.

Additionally, the dimensions of the paper also become too large to accommodate any additional folds. Thus, it is not possible to fold a paper more than seven times.

## Is it impossible to fold a paper 8 times?

No, it is not impossible to fold a paper 8 times. In fact, it has been done many times by paper folding enthusiasts and scientists alike. It is possible to fold a standard-sized piece of paper in half up to 8 times using a technique known as folding “accordion-style”.

However, the thickness of the paper does become increasingly difficult to fold after a certain point so it is necessary to use a very thin paper to achieve 8 folds. Additionally, it is possible to create a pre-folded paper of 8 layers that can then be folded and unfolded from the same crease.

Theoretically, it is possible to fold a standard-sized piece of paper as many as 12 times, but it would require a machine to achieve this many layers with regular paper.

## Is 3 fold the same as 3 times?

No, 3 fold is not the same as 3 times. 3 fold is an expression used to refer to an increase in something by a factor of 3. For example, if something were to increase 3 fold, it would be three times larger.

On the other hand, 3 times is an expression which refers to doing something 3 times. For example, if someone were to say they did something 3 times, it would mean they did it 3 separate times. Therefore, 3 fold is not the same as 3 times.

## What is the maximum number of times a paper can be folded?

The maximum number of times a paper can be folded depends on the thickness and material of the paper. In theory, there is no exact limit to the number of times a paper can be folded and there have been attempts to fold paper up to 12-13 times.

However, with regular and thin paper, it is typically only possible to fold a paper around 7 times due to the material limitations. Additional attempts to fold a paper more times results in the paper becoming too thick and resistant to fold any further.

## Is it true that if you fold a piece of paper 42 times it will reach the moon?

No, it is not true that if you fold a piece of paper 42 times it will reach the moon. The thickness of a standard piece of paper is about 0. 1mm, which is much less than the distance to the moon. Even if the piece of paper was infinitely thick, folding a paper 42 times would still not cover the distance to the moon.

In fact, it would only increase the thickness of the paper by a factor of 4,194,304. That is less than the average distance of the moon to the Earth, which is 384,400 km (238,855 miles). Even if the paper was infinitely thick, folding it 42 times would still not cover the distance to the moon.

## How thick is a paper folded 42 times?

The exact thickness of paper folded 42 times is not easily determinable due to the varying size of paper and the degree of precision of the folds. Generally speaking, however, a paper folded 42 times results in a thickness of approximately 0.

1 mm. To put this in perspective, a human hair is about 0. 1 mm in diameter. As an experiment, stack 42 pieces of paper together and measure the thickness. The resulting measurement should be very close to 0.

1 mm. It is also important to consider the size of the paper before attempting to make this calculation because larger paper may produce different results.

## How many times do you fold a paper to get to the moon?

The moon is about 239,000 miles away from the Earth, which means that if you folded a piece of paper 50 times, it would become less than one millionth the size of the original piece of paper. Unfortunately, that would not get you very far, as the moon is over 239,000 miles away.

Therefore, it is impossible to physically fold a piece of paper enough times to reach the moon!.