Mr. Wu is the resident cat at The Cajun Boy in New Orleans. As it turns out, he didn't start out being a bar cat. In fact, no one knows about his back story. After Hurricane Katrina, Mr. Wu just wandered into the bar, where he was a served some cream, and the kitty just never left after that.
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To be fair, not everyone likes Chuck Norris, whether it’s because they loathe his political beliefs, his violent action flicks, his purported plagiarism on WorldNetDaily, or because they are just sick and tired of the meme associated with him. But even if you don’t like certain things about Mr. Norris, there’s still plenty to appreciate, from his underdog back story to his constant philanthropic efforts, he isn’t a bad guy by any means. In honor of the legend, let’s celebrate his March 10 birthday with a few real Chuck Norris facts.
His Real Name Isn’t “Charles”
While most “Chucks” use the nickname to stand in for “Charles,” Mr. Norris was actually born Carlos Ray Norris. He was named for his father’s minister, Carlos Berry. In fact, it wasn’t until he joined the Air Force that Carlos became “Chuck” Norris.
He Didn’t Grow Up Kicking Butt
Sure, these days ghosts sit around the campfire and tell Chuck Norris stories, but back when Chuck was a youngster, he was usually busy being bullied, not being the bully. Most of the insults were directed at his mixed race heritage, as Norris is mostly Irish and Cherokee and children of the forties and fifties weren’t exactly multi-culturally sensitive. Seriously though, how could anyone be mean to the adorable kiddo in that picture? While you still might imagine that little Carlos would at least stand up for himself when being picked on, at the time, he wasn’t very athletic and his shyness only compounded the problem. Rather than taking action, he only dreamed about beating up on his tormentors. Image via ChuckNorris.com
The Air Force Made Him Who He Is
Not only did “Chuck” get his nickname after joining the USAF, he also learned how to fight while serving, thus the Force is responsible for making him into the only person who can slam revolving doors. In fact, his black belt training in Tang Soo Do led to Chuck starting his own form of martial arts, Chun Kuk Do, which combines all of the different fighting styles he learned throughout his life.
He Influenced A Lot of People You Wouldn’t Expect
I don't know about you guys, but I would love this bed. After all, it not only looks cool, it also looks incredibly comfortable in that it can rock you to sleep. In fact, it might just be the most comfortable of all the 15 strange beds at the link.
You probably knew that many people collect matchbooks, but you might not know just how impressive the artwork can be on some of the boxes. While the one above might not be the most impressive piece of art, it's certainly entertaining and you can find plenty more fun ones over at Dark Roasted Blend.
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I know we post a lot of weird food products here on Neatorama, but usually they're more "ick" than "yum." Here's a notable exception: Thin Mint Nestle Crunch wafer bars. Of course, if Thin Mints aren't your thing, there are also Samoas and Tagalongs ones as well. Unfortunately, the treats won't be available for a few more months, so don't start salivating on your keyboard just yet.
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The first world problems meme might be a bit old right now, but first world dog problems is all new and seriously funny. Personally, I love the "I have to pee, but it's raining outside," as that's what my dog does all the time.
If you're hesitant to see the new Lorax movie because you worry it will completely compromise the integrity of the book, well, you're probably right. But just in case you thought Dr. Seuss books couldn't get any worse, io9 has a great series of fake titles that show just how bad things could get without too much more effort.
The decrepit Spreepark PlanterWald amusement park of Germany is located right in the heart of Berlin with practically no security barriers to keep out the public. As a result, many intrepid urban explorers have taken trips to the park, returning with stunning photo souvenirs. Dark Roasted Blend has a great collection of such images, along with a brief history about the park itself. If you like photography of abandoned places, don't miss these images.
No, this beverage is not an anti-Semitic hate crime in a can, it's actually a canned mushroom juice made with Black Wood Ear mushroom, which is also called jew's ear. InventorSpot has more wonderfully strange beverage options from China for your weird drinking pleasure.
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There are plenty of people who can't wake up in the morning without a cup of coffee, but for those that want to switch up their caffeine fix for something a little more substantial, Coffee Flakes might not do much to wake you up, but at least they'll offer you that delightful roast flavor you're craving as they're made with real coffee. Personally, I'm not big on coffee, but for those of you who are, would you want to try coffee-flavored cereal?
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Benny's Bloody Mary Meat Straws are basically Slim Jims hallowed out into straws. It's a great way to add a little salty, meaty goodness to your bloody Mary and it provides you with a tasty treat afterward, even so, it's hard to deny that they're at least a little disgusting.
Japanese artist and illustrator ‘BAKU’ Maeda has developed a unique way to fold ribbons into adorable creatures perfect for adorning gifts or as displays used on their own. In a way, it's kind of like he's developed his own version of origami composed of ribbons rather than paper. The results are simply adorable and certainly something anyone would appreciate receiving with a nice gift.
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In his announcement, Hank stated: “In this time of austerity, of threats to families’ livelihoods and to our civil liberties, it is essential that we choose the right leader. Our situation is too dire to risk placing this important job in the wrong paws, and that is why I have decided to run for US Senate for the great Commonwealth of Virginia. If I had to sum up my feelings for Virginia’s future, I would have to say: Meow.”
Rescued from the streets as a skinny young kitty, Hank picked himself up and never looked back. Although only 9 in human years, Hank has 52 cat years of life experience. Enthusiastic and energetic enough to chase the bouncy ball, he has the wisdom to understand that it is almost impossible to catch.
During his formative years, Hank witnessed firsthand the problems faced by Virginia residents. “Other politicians may talk about how difficult it is when there aren’t enough kibbles to go around,” Hank said, “but I’ve been there. I know what you’re going through. When I’m elected to the Senate, I’m going to work hard to make sure that there is milk in every bowl across this great nation.”
With a campaign platform like "meow," you can be sure he's the only candidate that won't sugarcoat the truth.
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Hey ladies, remember when Edward Cullen was kinda cute as Cedric Diggory, before he went all sparkly?
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