It Looks Like UberFacts Is Taking Its "Facts" From A Comedian’s Book Of Made-Up Panda Facts Now

Still following? Academic rigour.

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.

7. Womp womp…

that last @UberFacts fact about pandas is taken/nicked from me & @ClaudiaODoherty & Mike Ahern's book of made up panda facts. So internetty

— David O'Doherty (@phlaimeaux)

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Jim Waterson is a politics editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.
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