The 20 Best Chuck Norris Memes

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Chuck Norris is a martial artist and actor who is mostly known for starring in action movies and the long-running television show Walker Texas Ranger. The Chuck Norris facts meme, which involves writing ridiculous and hilarious statements about the actor, presented as facts, dates to 2005. It initially used Vin Diesel, including such facts as "Vin Diesel is the SI unit used to measure fear," and "Vin Diesel's hair is too afraid of him to grow."

The Chuck Norris facts meme follows that same basic format, with such so-called facts as "Fire escapes were invented to protect fires from Chuck Norris," and "Chuck Norris counted to infinity. Twice." These fictitious facts, and other similarly hilarious statements, were then turned into image macros to create the memes we have today.

What Do Chuck Norris Memes Mean?

Since Chuck Norris memes are based around nonsense statements, they don't really mean anything. The basic idea is that they build up Chuck Norris as an impossibly tough, mythological figure. While he was a skilled martial artist, and had a good run as an action star, it's amusing to imagine him as actually being capable of the feats mentioned in these memes.

How Are Chuck Norris Memes Used?

Chuck Norris memes are usually just used to get a laugh. They are ridiculous statements that usually don't have any deeper meaning, although they can be used to evoke a sense of machismo, real or imaginary, in situations where such a response is warranted.

Examples of Chuck Norris Memes:

Example #1:
Image: Chuck Norris giving a thumbs up.
Text line one: "Chuck Norris hit 11 out of 10 targets"
Text line two: "With nine bullets"
Meaning: This is a bait and switch, where it seems like the joke is that Chuck Norris can hit more targets than actually exist. Then the joke ends up being that not only did he hit more targets than exist, but he did it with fewer bullets than there were targets.

Example #2:
Image: A crashed plane.
Text line one: "United tried to remove"
Text line two: "Chuck Norris"
Meaning: This refers to an infamous incident where United overbooked a flight and physically removed an elderly doctor from the plane, causing physical harm to the man in the process. The joke is that if they tried to do the same thing to Chuck Norris, the plane wouldn't survive the process.

Example #3:
Image: Sylvester Stallone and Chuck Norris on the set of The Expendables 2.
Sylvester Stallone: "How many push-ups can you do?"
Chuck Norris: "All of them."
Meaning: Sylvester Stallone is another action star from the same general era as Chuck Norris. Stallone wants to know how many push-ups Norris can do. Instead of replying with some large number, we find out that Norris can do all of the push-ups. Every single one.

For even more examples, including links to the originals, check out our full list of 20 of the funniest Chuck Norris memes around:

 

01
of 20

Also His Eyes Were Closed

chuck norris target meme
Screenshot: me.me

And his gun was locked in a safe back at his house.

02
of 20

United Done Goofed

chuck norris united plane meme
Screenshot: Twitter.com

 The consequences were never the same.

03
of 20

Whatever You Can Do

chuck norris sylvester stallone pushup meme
Screenshot: suburbanmen.com

Chuck Norris can do better.

04
of 20

Is That Where Transformers Came From?

chuck norris optimus prime meme
Screenshot: quickmeme.com

I don't remember that part.

05
of 20

Ha Ha, That's a Funny Story, but Seriously

chuck norris college meme
Screenshot: soakingcool.com

Chuck Norris is the man of every house. 

06
of 20

Chuck Norris Once Stared at the Sky

chuck norris shower meme
Screenshot: Twitter

That's how we got so many oceans.

07
of 20

The Weird Part Is

chuck norris gmail meme
Screenshot: 9gag.com

He wasn't even trying to sign up for Gmail.

08
of 20

Rock Paper Scissors Is a Confusing Game

chuck norris rock paper scissors meme
Screenshot: imgflip.com

When your bare hands are lethal weapons.

09
of 20

They Didn't Even Go Get It for Him From McDonald's

chuck norris burger king meme
Screenshot: imgflip.com

The burger just knew what was good for it and stopped being a Whopper.

10
of 20

Ever Felt an Earthquake?

chuck norris push up meme
Screenshot: whisper.sh

Good odds it was just cardio day for Chuck.

11
of 20

The Chunk He Kicked off Is Still With Us Today

chuck norris kick meme
Screenshot: funnypicsonly.com

We call it the moon.

12
of 20

Serves Them Right

chuck norris mars meme
Screenshot: funnyjunk.com

That's what they get for Mars Attacks

13
of 20

Not All Heroes Wear Capes

chuck norris superman meme
Screenshot: me.me

But most of them do wear their underwear on the outside.

14
of 20

The Police Pulled Him Over for Driving Without a License

chuck norris born meme
Screenshot: juicyquotes.com

He let them off with a warning.

15
of 20

Chuck Norris Wanted to Pitch in the Majors

chuck norris hand grenade meme

 Screenshot: chucknorrischucknorris

But they couldn't figure out what to make the gloves out of, and people kept dying. 

16
of 20

This Is Why I Never Answer My Phone

chuck norris phone meme
Screenshot: me.me

His speed dial is a random number generator.

17
of 20

Actually, Just Stay Away From His Hole Punch in General

chuck norris office meme
Screenshot: taleas.com

No joke, this is just solid advice.

18
of 20

Just Kidding

chuck norris crossing street meme
Screenshot: funnyjunk.com

Chuck Norris doesn't cross streets, they cross him, and at their own peril. 

19
of 20

Nobody Is Why Sure Why He Did That

chuck norris grand canyon meme
Screenshot: funnyjunk.com

 But it made the Colorado River very confused about its life choices.

20
of 20

Maybe You Heard Chuck Norris Memes Are Dead?

chuck norris grim reaper meme
Screenshot: imgflip.com

 The rumors of his death are greatly exaggerated.