how does paper get softer when you crumple it up?

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I just don’t understand it and idk what lost flair to make this

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Anonymous 0 Comments

Some of the fibers holding the paper together have been broken. If you look at the creases very closely you can sometimes see stray fibers sticking out of them. Break the fibers enough and you’ve essentially turned the paper into felt. A very water sensitive felt but very felt like.

Anonymous 0 Comments

Paper is just really fine wood fibre. Like twigs and branches, if you wood fibers too far, they break but often stay connected. That’s what happens when you crumple or fold paper.