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Brush Up on Paper Trivia With This Mental Floss Video

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Which Chinese dynasty invented paper as we know it today? What happens to paper after it’s recycled? How can you make a more aerodynamic paper airplane? Watch this video to learn the answers to these and other paper trivia questions.

The video was created as part of the "Power to the Paper" campaign, a joint project by the Paper and Packaging Board and Mental Floss. The goal of the campaign is to educate consumers about the benefits of paper by highlighting the many ways paper makes our lives better.

To learn more paper trivia and information about the power of paper, try one of these articles, all of which are part of the joint campaign:
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  • 8 Surprisingly Interesting Facts About Your Food’s Packaging When you’re at the grocery store, a product’s packaging can make all the difference between putting it in your cart or placing it back on the shelf. Packaging is really important, and not just because it keeps your food safe. It can also subtly affect your purchasing decisions. Here are eight facts you may not have known about food packaging. 
Originally posted on the Domtar (Canada) homepage Jan. 8, 2019.
 

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