Everybody knows Chuck Norris – that is a fact. The Boogeyman and Death itself included. One of the most famous actors in the world, a martial arts expert, a character that made action movies become world renowned blockbusters and a universal figure of courage, indestructibility, power and immortality, Chuck Norris is also the subject of famous jokes and made-up facts that have been circulating the Internet for years.
The man is so bad-ass he also made a joke about himself in the Expendables 2 that went like this:
Barney Ross: I’ve heard another rumor, that you were bitten by a king cobra?
Booker (Chuck Norris): Yeah, I was. But after five days of agonizing pain, the cobra died.
So it is quite an honor and you must have reached a high level of fame, before you can feature in a movie where your character makes a joke about you as a character, right?
A question that has troubled many Internet users over the last years regards the point of origin of all these jokes and fictional facts that have turned Chuck Norris into an indestructible, often supernatural character. Who started the phenomenon and why? And, the other most logical question that would be interesting to answer is how many Chuck Norris jokes are out there anyway?
Let’s see what is known (or presumed) so far:
- Chuck Norris facts originally started appearing on the Internet in early 2005. Conan O’Brien’s Chuck Norris jokes on Late Night with Conan O’Brien (which generally center on Walker, Texas Ranger) have been seen as an inspiration for the fad
- The man found the factoids quite funny and tried not to get offended by them
- He however felt offended by author Ian Spector who in 2007 released a book entitled The Truth About Chuck Norris: 400 facts about the World’s Greatest Human based on the Chuck Norris Facts with Gotham Books, the adult division of Penguin USA. Norris filed a suit against Spector but dropped it a year later.
Without any intention to offend one of the most awesome action heroes in the world, a man who served the United States Air Force, a martial arts creator and promoter, a champion in his rights and one of the most famous Internet characters of all times, we will have some laughs together with 50 of the most famous Chuck Norris jokes. And while we’re sure you already know most of them, maybe you can share your favorite ones too with the rest of our community. And besides, Halloween is coming! After you bake some scary cookies and set up a playlist of scary movies, why not impress the party with a Chuck Norris costume?
Chuck Norris died this morning. But don’t worry, he’s fine now.
Oh, wait, what?
Ahh… it was just a joke… Now then, let’s get going…
1. On talking over the phone
2. On Writing Books
3. On Wishes
4. On Star Wars
In a fight between Batman and Darth Vader, the winner would be Chuck Norris.
5. On Twilight
Chuck Norris can make Jacob from Twilight go wolf and run away with his tail between his legs just by entering a hundred mile radius of where Jacob is.
6. On Stupidity
Chuck Norris can literally slap you stupid.
7. On Gerard Butler
8. On Death
Chuck actually died four years ago, but the Grim Reaper can’t get up the courage to tell him.
9. On Hulk
When Bruce Banner gets mad, he turns into the Hulk. When the Hulk gets mad, he turns into Chuck Norris.
10. On Video Games
Chuck Norris beat Halo 1, 2, and 3 on Legendary with a broken Guitar Hero controller.