Kids Vs. Science: How to Make the Ultimate Paper Airplane

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Making a paper airplane was one of the great joys of childhood ... even if it ended up crashing straight into the ground. But what if you had the chance to go back and do it all again, only this time with decades of experience and a dedicated skill set that could help you achieve paper airplane perfection?

"Kids Vs. Science" is a new show from Mental Floss where we challenge a team of experts to complete a seemingly simple childhood activity—and compete against a group of kids to see who emerges victorious.

In our first challenge, an origami artist, a professor of mathematics, a paper expert, and three very enthusiastic kids will have one hour to create the perfect paper airplane. Who will win? Watch the full episode below to find out.

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