Behind the Memes: Will Chuck Norris Facts Ever Die?

When Ian Spector first began fooling around posting jokes about actor Vin Diesel on forum threads in 2005, he had no idea his after-school tinkerings would snowball into one of the more widely known memes on the internet.

After toying around with the idea of posting one-liner riffs on celebs like Samuel L. Jackson and Paris Hilton, Spector conducted a poll online to to see what celebrity to target next. Chuck Norris won, and the internet phenomenon Chuck Norris Facts was born.