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The Most Awesomely Efficient Paper Airplane Might Not Be An Airplane At All

Unless you’re an origami master, making the perfect paper airplane can be difficult.

Granted, there are very few situations in life that call for this specific skill. However, if you want to make a great paper airplane, you can fold this creation — and it’s not even a plane.

Allegedly, this special design was created by a record-holding paper airplane thrower John Collins. Whether that’s true or not, it’s simple and produces awesome results. All you need is one piece of paper!

First, you need to fold the paper (in landscape orientation).

Fold the top 1/3 of the paper down.

Then, fold the top down to the edge that you folded down.

Make that same fold again.

Begin bending the folded paper (with the folded part on the inside).

Unfold the very last fold you made in the previous step.

Then, you can make the tube shape. Tuck the end of the paper into the main crease on the other side. Then, re-fold the piece you just unfolded, but towards the inside (to hold the tube in shape).

Skeptical? Wait ’til you see it in action.

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(via Instructables)

Prepare to school every 3rd grader with this epic paper tube “airplane.”

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