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Fun Facts About Bamboo - as part of the expert series by GeoBeats. Bamboo is one of the fastest growing, strongest, and most useful types of plant on the earth. This unique plant grows laterally as well as vertically, making it difficult to contain the spread of the stalks. Bamboo is used in the construction of an enormous number of things, including fountains, ski poles, scaffolds, and bridges. Bamboo is also practically the only kind of food that China's most famous animal, the panda, will eat. Its poles can range from about ten feet to nearly sixty feet tall, but tend to be quite similar in width.