St. Mark’s: Toilet paper folding champs

This story got a bit of coverage in the local media, but in case you missed it, a group of St. Mark’s students say they earned themselves a world record by — of all things — folding more than two miles of toilet paper.

Fifteen students led by teacher James Tanton took to MIT’s Infinite Corridor earlier this month and folded 13,000 feet of single-ply toilet paper in half a record 13 times. The previous record of 12 times was set back in 2002.

In an interview with the Boston Globe, Tanton described the folding work as “backbreaking.”

Can’t quite picture what it takes to fold two miles of toilet paper 13 times? Check out this video:

(Click here to view the video on YouTube).

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