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100 Facts about Pandas [Hardcover]

David O'Doherty , Claudia O'Doherty , Mike Ahern
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (56 customer reviews)
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1 Oct 2009

100 FACTS ABOUT PANDAS, chronicles for the very first time the amazing social, cultural and natural history of the panda.

Startling panda facts, including:

That the otherwise slow moving Panda can outrun a cheetah when moving backwards

That panda fur, when woven into a fabric, is bulletproof

Eleanor, the drumming panda, briefly replaced Ringo Starr in The Beatles

Pandas were frequently used as background extras in classic black and white films

That all panda cubs or 'cubinetts' as they are called, are born female and will only turn male if given a fright in their first 48 hours

Your knowledge of Pandas is about to get 100 Facts more knowledgeable

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  • Hardcover: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Square Peg (1 Oct 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0224086324
  • ISBN-13: 978-0224086325
  • Product Dimensions: 13.1 x 15.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (56 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 15,277 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"The best book about pandas ever written" (Noel Fielding)

"Magnificent. The ideas come thick and fast, like a panda on a moped" (Noel Fielding)

"There is nothing my panda and I enjoy more than reading 100 Facts About Pandas" (Jemaine Clement, Flight of the Conchords)

"A wonderfully daft, pocket-sized collection of ridiculous made-up facts about pandas" (Big Issue)

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You've mourned Bunny Suicides and been appalled by Evil Penguins - we now bring you 100 FACTS ABOUT PANDAS, destined to be a cult animal comedy classic.

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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars David O'Doherty ruined my life! 24 Sep 2013
I bought this book for my son so he could complete a project on Pandas for school, my reasoning being that the short sharp facts would help him quickly form a thorough and accurate piece of work. Boy was I wrong!

This book is full of made up facts plucked from the deepest and darkest depths of the authours imagination, probably while he was smoking a drugs pipe! My son took them all as gospel, completed the project and handed it in to his teacher. Now he's in the remedial class writing on round paper with a pencil wrapped in sponge! He took a plastic pair of scissors in and nearly got suspended!

Now my kids future is ruined, my wife has left me and I'm living in my car eating out of date pot noodles. Thanks a lot David O'Doherty, you've wrecked everything for me!

On the upside my boy has a project on sharks coming up, and I've seen a shark facts book on Amazon which I might get him so we can both show his teacher and my ex-wife that we're not idiots.
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17 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious 13 Nov 2009
An ideal christmas gift. Very small little book but hilarious and perfect as a stocking filler. Delivered quickly in perfect condition.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars hysterical read 7 Jan 2010
By niknak
every family should own a copy, extremely funny book. Brought as a gift didnt want to give it away.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Shark Facts & Highly Entertaining 28 Oct 2011
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100 Facts About Sharks is a real eye-opener into the exotic underwater world of sharks. This book reveals more about sharks than almost any other natural history account. Covering all species, it provides amazing insights and useful facts for your quiz team, lift conversations or commuting chats. In three words, this book is: Shark-tasitc, Shark-eriffic and Shark-tabulous!

For those that realise that this is a comedy book, it will also leave you highly entertained. The book is set up with 100 Facts relating to sharks. Each Fact is delivered on a double page spread, with an accompanying image and caption. The images are all very well done and the captions sometimes more insightful (amusing) than the fact itself. The book is reasonably small (about 15x10x1cm), but hardback bound, giving it a nice feel.

Along with it's sister book (100 Facts about Pandas), this covers a wild array of different Facts, that if told with a straight face, could potentially convince people. Some of the Facts are simply absurd, but most are just bizarre enough to make you think 'could that be real?' if told in isolation. For this reason, I like these books.

One a day, or as a coffee table book, you and your friends will enjoy it. It won't take you long to get through it if you read it all in one go, so I'd suggest little and often as the best approach.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 12 July 2014
Received with thanks
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great gift 23 Mar 2014
By pjc
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This was a stocking filler for my brother and he likes it alot. Nice addition to a bookshelf, he says guests always pick it up
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best ...book ...ever! 13 Feb 2014
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"If a panda gets struck by lightning, its black hair turns white and its white hair black. These unlucky bears are known to pandologists as negative pandas."

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5.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious 26 Mar 2013
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Hilariously funny and great quality.

Great little gift. Just make sure you make it known that these are not accurate "facts"!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
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Published 1 month ago by Barry Austin Jones
1.0 out of 5 stars An April fool's book
Warning: this book isn't an information book, it is a joke book. It is simply shameful that there isn't a clear warning about this on the front cover, especially considering that... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Caroline
3.0 out of 5 stars Panda book
I ordered this book for a young child but on receipt it was too old for her so I returned it.
Published 5 months ago by Paddington
1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed
I brought this book for my daughter who is mad about sharks when it arrived I couldn't believe how small it was and not really many facts
Published 15 months ago by Debbie
5.0 out of 5 stars Service review
The book itself is brilliant - I read a friends copy and so ordered my own on Amazon - however, I put an incorrect delivery address in, so contacted 'The Book Depository' to let... Read more
Published 20 months ago by Matthew McNulty
3.0 out of 5 stars Panda book
This book was ok. The pictures were very cute, but some of the facts were a little over the top
Published 20 months ago by gary igglesden
4.0 out of 5 stars Very funny
Very funny 'facts'. Always takes people by surprise when they pick it up thinking they will be reading actual facts. Funny pictures, a good follow up to 100 facts about pandas
Published 21 months ago by Mr. A. C. Elliott
5.0 out of 5 stars 100 Shark Facts
This book is a lot of fun - just like the Panda version. It really is a funny book and would recommened for adults and children alike!
Published on 17 Sep 2012 by Nicola
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