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28 Reasons Why Bruce Lee Was Better Than Your Favorite Superhero

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1. He beat up an entire martial arts school AND their master.

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2. He’s the only person in the world who could get away with kissing a girl after eating roadkill.

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3. He made high-pitched screaming look badass.

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Listen to his war cries here.

4. He loved the taste of his own blood.

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5. He introduced the world to “The One Inch Punch.”

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There’s also “The Six Inch Punch.” Watch him break a board here.

6. He drank meat smoothies. MEAT SMOOTHIES.

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Ingredients: Raw meat, eggs, milk.
Directions: Blend. Drink. Conquer.

7. He faced off against electricity and won.

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8. He killed a dude with his own sword WITHOUT TOUCHING IT!

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9. He ate before delivering an ass-whoopin’…

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…and after.

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10. Want a Chuck Norris fact? Bruce Lee kicked his ass.

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20th Century Fox

 

11. Fight with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar? No problem.

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12. Who would win between Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan? See below.

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The poor soul who’s about to get his neck snapped is indeed THE JACKIE CHAN when he was an extra on Enter the Dragon. Bruce also whacked the side of his head with a stick.

13. He slaps snakes.

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Don’t think that’s impressive? Read this.

14. He goes to work on people’s faces AND the dance floor.

He won the 1958 Hong Kong Cha Cha Championship. IS THERE ANYTHING THIS MAN CANNOT DO!?

15. He can swing two people at the same time.

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16. He created Jeet Kune Do, or, as it’s more commonly known, THE MOST AWESOME MARTIAL ART EVER.

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“Translated from Cantonese, jeet means ‘intercepting’ or ‘stopping.’ Kune means ‘fist’, and do is ‘the way.’ In English then, Jeet Kune Do is ‘The Way of the Intercepting Fist.’”

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17. He can kill you with one jump.

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Context: HE JUST STOMPED THE LIFE OUT OF HIS OPPONENT.

18. He always had nunchucks ready to go.

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…Make that two.

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19. He used nunchucks to fend off a dude yielding a SAMURAI SWORD!

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This happened shortly after:

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20. He wasn’t afraid to punch his opponents in the balls.

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21. He bit his way to victory.

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22. He kicked his co-stars for real.

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FOR REAL.

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Fun fact: One of the extras in the back broke an arm in this scene.

23. The guy was too fast to film.

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His movements were too fast for the camera to capture. Even when he slowed down, he would still appear as a blur.

24. Who needs jazz hands when you can do this:

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25. He always fought for the powerless.

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26. He kicked through racism.

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20th Century Fox

 

27. And made racists eat their own xenophobic remarks. LITERALLY.

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28. Finally, he was a philosopher who said some pretty inspiring things.

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“You must be shapeless, formless, like water. When you pour water in a cup, it becomes the cup. When you pour water in a bottle, it becomes the bottle. When you pour water in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Water can drip and it can crash. Become like water my friend.”

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