ask Dave a question and he'll answer
send questions to

Monday, June 13, 2011


Nurse Dave,

I was doing some scholarly research today on Chuck Norris. It was a amazing way to spend the afternoon. But I came across the fact that "Chuck Norris once kicked a horse in the chin. Its decendants are known today as Giraffes." What are your feelings on this claim?

Janina; Flagstaff, AZ

Sometimes it can be hard to sift through fact and fiction. For instance it sounds made up that a movie about giant robots from outer space that transform into 18 wheeler trucks has been a giant worldwide box office hit twice and soon to be three times. But Janina it is true. People are very interested in this concept and continue to be.

So first lets start with what we know about Chuck Norris to be actual fact. He has a beard. He's pretty good at martial arts. He once saved me from a crazed german guy in the Utah desert. He loves tight jeans (which are surprisingly associated with very conservative political views). He once played an imaginary friend to a kid with low confidence in a movie called Sidekicks. Finally he's the author of several western themed novels. So the guy is pretty amazing.

So is Chuck capable of amazing feats? Certainly but can he kick a horse and make the horses neck extend? Again certainly but in doing so he'd probably kill the horse. But Janina you've got to really look at the question you're asking. Does a giraffe even have a long neck? I challenge you to look a picture of a horse drinking water and a giraffe drinking water.

Which one looks more uncomfortable and seems to have inadequate neck length? You've got to sift through the fiction Janina and get at the facts.

1 comment:

  1. We took a trip to the zoo this week, so this research was well-timed.

    Unfortunately, Chuck did not make an appearance.