# did you know

lemondrop
General 15 Aug '18 16:08
1. lemondrop
pawn grabber
15 Aug '18 16:08
if you could fold a piece of paper in half fifty times its thickness would reach the sun
the power of doubling is amazing

so what do you know?
2. 15 Aug '18 16:37
Originally posted by @lemondrop
if you could fold a piece of paper in half fifty times its thickness would reach the sun
the power of doubling is amazing

so what do you know?
I know that folding the paper 50 times only get you 75% of the way to the Sun.
3. Ponderable
chemist
15 Aug '18 16:56
Originally posted by @divegeester
I know that folding the paper 50 times only get you 75% of the way to the Sun.
Now I know that Divegester is using marginally thinner paper than lemondrop.
4. lemondrop
pawn grabber
15 Aug '18 17:19
Originally posted by @divegeester
I know that folding the paper 50 times only get you 75% of the way to the Sun.
then fold it one more time buddy
5. 15 Aug '18 17:20
Originally posted by @ponderable
Now I know that Divegester is using marginally thinner paper than lemondrop.
My paper thickness is normal, i.e. right in the center of the distribution curve and considered the standard when one is considering "a sheet of paper"
6. 15 Aug '18 17:231 edit
Originally posted by @lemondrop
then fold it one more time buddy
Folding is 45 times reaches the moon which is 250,000 miles away (on average).

The sun is 93,000,000 miles away so that means I have no idea what comes next in this sentence.
7. lemondrop
pawn grabber
15 Aug '18 17:35
Originally posted by @divegeester
Folding is 45 times reaches the moon which is 250,000 miles away (on average).

The sun is 93,000,000 miles away so that means I have no idea what comes next in this sentence.
folding 103 times reaches the edge of the universe
8. 15 Aug '18 18:30
Originally posted by @lemondrop
folding 103 times reaches the edge of the universe
Seems so close!
9. Suzianne
Misfit Queen
15 Aug '18 19:53
Originally posted by @lemondrop
if you could fold a piece of paper in half fifty times its thickness would reach the sun
the power of doubling is amazing

so what do you know?
I know that you can't even fold it in half seven times, let alone 50 times. Give it a try.
10. lemondrop
pawn grabber
15 Aug '18 20:101 edit
Originally posted by @suzianne
I know that you can't even fold it in half seven times, let alone 50 times. Give it a try.
the record is actually 14 times I believe
it was like a huge square of toilet paper
I remember when 7 was thought to be the limit but no more

edit: it was 12 times using a sheet of toilet paper four thousand feet long and folding in the same direction that allowed this to be done

11. 15 Aug '18 20:31
Originally posted by @divegeester
I know that folding the paper 50 times only get you 75% of the way to the Sun.
You only have to fold 'The Sun' once to fit it into an average wastepaper bin, which is doing the world a favour. (This translates as 'favor' for our American friends)
12. lemondrop
pawn grabber
15 Aug '18 21:00
Originally posted by @indonesia-phil
You only have to fold 'The Sun' once to fit it into an average wastepaper bin, which is doing the world a favour. (This translates as 'favor' for our American friends)
did you know that the average human has one testicle
13. 15 Aug '18 21:08
Originally posted by @lemondrop
did you know that the average human has one testicle
Sounds like an outbreak of monotesticulitis to me.
14. 15 Aug '18 21:53
Originally posted by @lemondrop
did you know that the average human has one testicle
Men have most of those. Doesn't seem fair, somehow, women should share the burden.
15. wolfgang59
Quiz Master
15 Aug '18 22:44
Originally posted by @lemondrop
did you know that the average human has one testicle
... and less than two arms