1. The insanely popular @UberFacts Twitter account is known for its dubious sourcing of facts but these recent tweets about pandas take it to a new level.
2. UberFacts tweeted out these two pieces of trivia today:
4. The source for UberFacts’ newest tweets, however, appears to be a spoof book entitled “100 Facts about Pandas” written by the Irish comedian David O’Doherty, with Claudia O’Doherty and Mike Ahern.
5. Read the full entries in this spoof book and you may pick up a hint that it’s not an entirely reliable source.
6. It’s the same with another entry in the spoof book, which is apparently used as the source for UberFacts’ tweet about magnetic bears.
Jim Waterson is the UK deputy editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in London. Waterson focuses on politics.