Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Chuck Norris – the man, the myth, the ledged.

Chuck Norris, star of the TV show ‘Walker, Texas Ranger’ is pretty tough. In fact, he’s so tough, he spawned his own internet phenomenon.

Chuck Norris facts started spreading across the internet in late 2005, proclaiming Chuck as the ultimate power in the universe.

A few examples:
• Chuck Norris counted to infinity - twice.
• Chuck Norris can sneeze with his eyes open.
• Chuck Norris beat the Sun in a staring contest.
• Guns don't kill people. Chuck Norris kills People.

Many of the facts centre on his trademark Roundhouse Kick. For example, “Chuck Norris once roundhouse kicked someone so hard that his foot broke the speed of light, went back in time, and killed Amelia Earhart while she was flying over the Pacific Ocean.”

Norris has written his own response to the parody on his website, stating that he does not feel offended by them, and finds some of them funny. He appeared on TV to read his top 10 facts. He stated that his favorite was “They once tried to carve Chuck Norris's face into Mount Rushmore, but the granite wasn't hard enough for his beard.”

You’ll find many sites dedicated to the craze including:

Also, try this:

Go to
Type in “find chuck norris”.
Click the “I’m feeling lucky” button.

World of Warcraft players adopted the phenomenon, often forming Chuck Norris guilds, and converting others to the Norris ‘religion’.

The phenomenon lead to many spin-offs, including Mr T facts, Vin Diesel facts and ‘The Hoff’ facts.

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