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Why is it more neat when we tear a sheet from the newspaper vertically and rough when torn horizontally?

Sreeda asked:

Why is it more neat when we tear a sheet from the newspaper vertically and rough when torn horizontally?

Answer:

Please refer to the following link:

http://askville.amazon.com/newspaper-tear-vertically-page-easily-poorly-horizontally/AnswerViewer.do?requestId=3088380

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