No extra cuts! Brain teasers and fun science tricks
Step 1: You will need: a piece of paper, scissors and tape (or glue).
Step 2: Make 8 paper loops, linking them to each other in pairs.
Step 3: Task: link all four pairs into one chain, cutting the fewest number of loops possible.
Step 4: Solution: take one pair and cut the first loop.
Step 5: Cut the second loop from the same pair. You’ve made only two cuts!
Step 6: Place the cut loops between the remaining three pairs as shown.
Step 7: Attach the first loop, linking two pairs.
Step 8: Attach the second loop, linking the third pair. The full chain of 8 loops is done, and it took only two cuts, not three!