Folding Paper in Half

When I was a small child I read the following claim about paper folding: “It is impossible to fold any piece of paper in half
more than eight times no matter how big, small, thin or thick the paper is”. At that time I accepted the fact after some experimentation. But last month, to my amazement, I discovered that a grade 11 student in California, Britney C. Gallivan, had mathematically disproved the above statement in 2002
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