Boring things that fascinate me #143: exponential growth. Did you know that if it were possible to fold a sheet of paper over on itself a hundred times, it would end up being about as thick as the known universe? It’s true!
The above image started as a scan of an old shoelace, sections of which I symmetrically copied, rotated, copied, rotated and so on. The final image at the bottom uses 850,000 copies of the original scan.
Wake up! I’m finished.