Everybody’s heard the story about how you can only fold paper a certain number of times – but is it true or just a myth?
That’s what one YouTube user was on a mission to find out when he decided to try and fold a piece of A4 paper more than seven times using his company’s hydraulic press.
There have been lots of similar experiments in the past, including one involving a 4,000ft roll of toilet paper which was folded 12 times.
However, the hydraulic press guy certainly didn’t get the result he was expecting, as his hilarious reaction (“what the f***!) attests as it explodes under pressure on the seventh fold.
After taking it out he finds that the paper has changed its structure into something “very hard and brittle”. He added: “It’s almost like some kind of soft stone or plastic. It’s harder, and it breaks like some kind of limestone or something like that. So you really cannot fold paper more than seven times.”