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Origami Sphere Competition

Starting with a flat piece of paper, the design that forms the most perfect sphere wins.
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I saw a comic that referred to "origami boulders", the idea that you crumple a piece of paper into a ball and call it a boulder made me laugh.

When I was done laughing, I thought it would be interesting to see how close you could come to making a perfect sphere with a single piece of paper. Then I wrote the idea here.

The competition would consist of multiple participants with a single piece of paper. The bell would ring and all would start making their sphere. Person who finished first with the most perfect sphere wins.

Why a sphere and not some other thing? The more work you put into a sphere the cleaner the lines. You could make a clunky boxy piece of crap in a minute or two but you'd loose on quality. Watching somebody turn a flat plane into a perfect sphere by whatever method would be very interesting to watch.

Gotta be honest, not one of my better ideas.

doctorremulac3, Nov 27 2016

Origami sphere http://casinoslotja...og102.fc2.com/imgs/
[doctorremulac3, Nov 27 2016]

Japanese Tradition origami https://youtu.be/Jqu4aNbdFp8?t=168
may not be entirely serious [not_morrison_rm, Nov 27 2016]

Cup stacking https://www.youtube...watch?v=ni3bBwcRmHI
Isn't there a robot for this ? [bigsleep, Nov 27 2016]

Sphere of Paper http://previews.123...und-Stock-Photo.jpg
Paper model of planet earth after 3 years of Hitler/Trump's presidency of the USA [xenzag, Dec 02 2016]

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       But I dig it.
bungston, Nov 27 2016
  

       Could it be filled with a pyrophoric gas ? If so, [+] ...
8th of 7, Nov 27 2016
  

       When I was a kid, we used a regular piece of A4 - apply folds then blow in one end and it would pop out into a 2œ" spher(ish).
FlyingToaster, Nov 27 2016
  

       I've done those too, but that wouldn't cut it in this competition. I'm picturing masterpieces of geometric genius stunning and amazing the audience.   

       How big that audience might be is open to speculation.
doctorremulac3, Nov 27 2016
  

       Could contestants patent their designs ? And then would it just descend into a dexterity competition like a Rubiks cube or cup pyramid [cup pyramid link].
bigsleep, Nov 27 2016
  

       (marked-for-tagline)   

       " Gotta be honest, not one of my better ideas"
normzone, Nov 28 2016
  

       Take a sphere-shaped mold (of just the right size) and crush the piece of paper into a perfect solid sphere (perhaps add water to maintain deformity).
neutrinos_shadow, Nov 28 2016
  

       Hmm. Probably should specify rules like "No sphere shaped molds".   

       Rules:   

       1- No sphere shaped molds. 2- Sexual harassment of the judges while not encouraged is not strictly prohibited. 3- Those caught bribing the judges will be disqualified so don't get caught bribing the judges if you catch our drift. 4- None of "those people" will be allowed to participate (you know who you are) 5- Drug testing will be in effect and a urine sample may be requested at any time during the competition. 6- The judges reserve the right to consider the attractiveness of the participants when rendering their decision.
doctorremulac3, Nov 28 2016
  

       ^ A little early in its development to consider inclusion in the Olympics.
FlyingToaster, Nov 28 2016
  

       I'm visualizing something based on the way maps are pasted onto globes ... thank you for the free nerdsniping, I suppose. [+]
gisho, Dec 01 2016
  

       [gisho] sighting...yay!!!
blissmiss, Dec 01 2016
  

       Would we be required to fold the paper or could we just curl it? Are scissors allowed?
RayfordSteele, Dec 01 2016
  

       Yea, I like that.
doctorremulac3, Dec 02 2016
  
      
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