100 Facts About Pandas
Think you know pandas? Well, think again. A new book from Square Peg publishers reveals a raft of unexpected facts about the lovable black-and white bears...
For example, did you know that if a panda gets struck by lightning, its black hair turns white and its white hair black? A spread from the book shown above reveals this affliction. These bears are known to pandologists as negative pandas.
Another fact revealed by the book is that at the height of the cold war, American Special Forces deployed six robot pandas equipped with advanced surveillance equipment into the forest of eastern China to spy on rural military bases (image of one of the robot pandas shown above). Apparently half of these robo-bears were shot by commercial poachers in the first week of deployment. The others were adopted by a cupboard of real pandas, and based on readings from tracking devices, were still roaming the forests until their batteries wore out in 1998.
Pandas have no fingerprints. This is believed to be why they are used as accomplices in many jewel and bank robberies. International law enforcement agencies arrest around 700 pandas every year.
Despite this bad reputation, until 1982 it was legal for infertile couples in Great Britain to formally adopt pandas. The spread above shows Mimi Laurence at home with her son Jeff.
The book also offers advice in the event of a panda attack. As the images above show, the following procedure should be followed: 1. Wrap the animal's torso in a towel or blanket so its front legs are bound to its body. 2. Slap it hard across the face. 3. Deliver the animal to the authorities.
Clearly a vital addition to any library, 100 Facts About Pandas is written by David O'Doherty (who won the if.comedy award (formerly Perrier Award) at last year's Edinburgh Festival), Claudia O'Doherty and Mike Ahern. More info on the book is here.
THIS IS AMAZING! I love Pandas...
He he! LOL
Check out http://www.karltoomey.com for more the designer's work
i'm drawn in. i can't get enough facts on pandas now. black and white never looked so good!
YESSSS Creative Review, this is brilliant. shame Borders shut down near me...
Oh my god, don't slap the pandas!
Damn, I so wanted to believe in the negative panda! nice looking book.
DONT slap the panda! PLEASE DONT!
also works for annoying neighbours and colleages... wrap, slap and deliver.
Check out http://www.100factsaboutpandas.com for more of the book.
i think that is discraceful
@ Jon. Thanks' for that link. That artist is seriously talented.
LMAO....especially at the people who are taking it seriously!
negative panda is funny but double-negative is genius
its going on my gift list!
im doing a school project in school about pandas and how we need to save them an the info on this website helped me a lot they are really interesting things you wouldn't think about pandas LOVE IT YOU HAVE TO MAKE MORE BOOKS I WOULD SOOOOO READ THEM!!!!!!!!!
pfff, DONT slap the pandas!!! please do NOT
Haha i lvoe pandas
pandas are cute
I have a really important question:
are these facts REAL or just made up jokes?
for all you panda slappers...im going too KILL you dont touch my pandas lol
no way terrible panda slappers suck i love pandas so any one who likes this book is a digrace to life epic fails is the least i could put it
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