Originally Posted by nj ron
No piece of paper can be folded in half more than seven (7) times. Oh go ahead....I'll wait...
That was recently on Mythbusters. They used a huge piece of paper and folded it 11 or twelve times.
Not sure about the rest of the list but still interesting.
Didn't see the Mythbusters show, but did see a British show that featured a segment about this.
1st fold = the width of 2 pieces of paper.
2nd fold = the width of 4 pieces of paper.
3rd fold = the width of 8 pieces of paper.
4th fold = the width of 16 pieces of paper.
5th fold = the width of 32 pieces of paper.
6th fold = the width of 64 pieces of paper.
7th fold = the width of 128 pieces of paper. A ream of paper is 144 sheets.