Paper Folding World Record broken


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Studenten am MIT haben den Weltrekord im Papierfalten gebrochen. Der lag bislang bei 12 Faltvorgängen, die MITler haben nun mit Hilfe des MIT Origami Clubs knapp vier Kilometer Toilettenpapier 13 mal gefaltet und wer nun denkt, das sei einfach, kann ja mal versuchen ein A4-Blatt mehr als sechs, oder ein A3-Blatt mehr als sieben mal zu falten. Die trying.

Within MIT’s Infinite Corridor, a group of 15 St. Mark’s School students and teacher James Tanton claim to have set the world record for folding paper by folding 13,000 feet of toilet paper 13 times, breaking the previous world record of 12 folds. The team folded the toilet paper in half and in the same direction each time. Tanton had been attempting to break the previous record of 12 folds–set in 2002–for the past five years, all of which were unsuccessful attempts until he made contact with MIT’s origami club, OrigaMIT, to help his team get access to the Infinite Corridor, a hallway long enough for his team to fold without interference from the wind.

Students Claim New Paper Folding Record: 13 Folds of Toilet Paper, related: Wikipedia: Mathematics of paper folding