Hundreds of thousands of humorous Chuck Norris facts have been published, traveled around the globe via internet, and gained an international audience of millions. "Chuck Norris facts" is a quirky, but extremely popular internet phenomenon that has entertained fans from all over the globe. In the last several years, he has been asked repeatedly, from the heartland of America to the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan, "Which facts are your favorites?"
For the first time ever, in The Official Chuck Norris Fact Book, Chuck gives his readers not only his favorite "facts", roundhouse kicked by the man himself, but also the stories behind those facts and the code by which Chuck lives his life. Fans from every corner of the globe will enjoy both the fanciful and inspirational from one of the world's greatest action heroes - a hero who doesn't sleep...only waits.
OFFICIAL CHUCK NORRIS FACT # 1
LET'S BE HONEST ...
I was filming an episode of Walker, Texas Ranger out in the
woods. The scene was with me and a Native American actor-friend, and we
were competing to see who could catch the largest rattlesnake with his
The snake wranglers had two very large rattlesnakes, supposedly
de-venomed. My friend didn't want to be filmed trying to grab the
rattlesnake with his hand. So he said, "De-venomed or not, I'm not about
to try it." I replied, "Why don't you just walk in from the woods
holding the snake in your hand? I'm going to win anyway, because I'm
grabbing the largest snake." The larger of the two rattlers was
slithering on the ground, so I sneaked up from behind and grabbed it by
the back of the neck, picking it up and counting the number of rattles
The take went very well, but the director wanted a second take. So the
snake wrangler took the snake from me and put it back on the ground. I
sneaked up to grab him a second time, but just as my hand grabbed his
neck, he turned and bit me on the hand! As blood started gushing out,
the director panicked and took off running.
I asked the snake wrangler if he thought I should go to the hospital to
see if the snake had injected venom into me. He said, "That wouldn't be
a bad idea." I told the crew that we had only one take, because I had to
go to the hospital and the director was missing in action! (Then I
asked, "Would someone please go find him?")
There was a happy ending to it all: The single take was good, I had no
venom in me, and they found the director.
Later, I played back the snakebite scene on film and slowed it down
frame by frame. Twenty-four frames equal one second, and the snakebite
covered three frames. In other words, that snake bit me in one-eighth of
a second. Talk about fast!
THEY SAID IT ...
"I hate snakes." > INDIANA JONES (HARRISON FORD'S CHARACTER) IN THE
CLASSIC RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK
CHUCK'S CODE (FIGHT)
If your opponent is fast, you must be faster or smarter.
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