Here is an amazing fact that might surprise you; if you
could fold a piece of usual paper 42 times you would have a tower that would
touch the moon?
Well it’s just one of the remarkable illustrations of
exponential progression given by Nikola Slavkovic in the video below. You might
say, but it is almost impossible to fold a piece of typical paper more than
eight times. Just like so many un-referenced statements, that isn't true. The
record is actually 12. Still that 12-fold piece of paper isn't even the height
of a table; it's tough to visualize getting from there to the Moon in 30 folds.
That's because our brains are motivated to ponder linearly, not exponentially.