How many times can you fold a piece of paper in half?

Origami is the art of folding paper, but what are the most times you can fold a piece of paper in half? (Image credit: Aliaksandr Barysenka / EyeEm via Getty Images)

A common claim states that a sheet of paper cannot be folded in half more than seven times. But is this true? How many times can you fold a piece of paper?

In 2002, Britney Gallivan, then a middle schooler in Pomona, California, folded a single piece of paper in half 12 times. She is currently holding Guinness World Record (opens in a new tab) for most times to fold a sheet in half.

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