This story falls firmly in the categories of A: People having too much time on their hands and B: Stuff that's kind of interesting nonetheless.
Students at the University of Leicester over in the U.K. have figured out how much paper it would take to print the Internet. The whole Internet.
They started by figuring out what it would take to print Wikipedia. Turns out? Almost 71 million pieces of paper.
Then, using the generally accepted figure of 4.5 billion websites out there, and adjusting for font size, pictures and all that, they say it'd take 136 billion pieces of 8-by-11-inch paper to print the whole Internet.
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