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Dropping a Strip of Paper to Land on One Edge
 
This page attempts to record what is known about the origin and history of the challenge of Dropping a Strip of Paper to Land on One Edge which is achieved by paper folding. Please contact me if you know any of this information is incorrect or if you have any other information that should be added. Thank you.

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1636

As far as I know this effect first appears in 'Deliciae physico-mathematicae, oder mathematische und philosophische Erquickstunden' by Daniel Schwenter, which was first published in 1636.

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1817

'The effect also occurs in 'Der magische Jugendfreund Vol. 3', by Johann Heinrich Moritz von Poppe, published in 1817.

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1923

In more modern times the effect appears in 'More Paper Magic' by Will Blythe, which was first published by C Arthur Pearson in London in 1923.

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