Mrs. Patterson sent me a Comcast video about the story of Charlie, the karate chimpanzee. Yes, yes, she made several comparisons to me and the chimp — how he’s better looking or probably more handy around the house than I am.
Hilarious. (wait until I get home!)
Honestly, I think Charlie probably has a better spinning hook kick than I ever did.
Anyhow, it appears that Charlie is Chuck Norris approved!
In 1998, the Chuck Norris Board of Directors tested Charlie and he was given the global designation of the first and only Karate Chimpanzee Black Belt. He is certified in American Karate and Honorary Black Belt in Tang Soo Do. In 1989 Charlie was Service Trademarked for his martial arts ability.
All humor aside, what’s truly amazing is the fact that genetically, Charlie is 98% similar to us hairless apes. If you watch the below video you can see Charlie do some amazing things, including karate!