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30  Facts about Bruce Lee | Amazing Facts 4U

  1. Bruce Lee was born in San Francisco. Fact is his ancestry was German and Chinese. His father was a full-blooded Chinese, while his mother was of German-Chinese decent.
  2. Bruce Lee is easily one of the single most physically fit human beings to have ever lived.
  3. Bruce Lee was known to be a great Cha-Cha dancer. He had won the Hong Kong Cha-Cha Championship in 1958.
  4. Amazing fact is Bruce Lee was far from being genetically perfect, as most people believe. Bruce Lee wore contact lenses and actually failed his physical exam in 1963 and was deemed physically unacceptable by the U.S. Army Draft Board.
  5. Amazingly Bruce Lee was able to jump 8 feet from a stand still. Lee could also break wooden boards 6 inches (15 cm) thick.
  6. It’s absolutely amazing that Bruce Lee had the ability to snatch a dime off a person’s open palm before they could close it, and leave a penny behind.
  7. Bruce Lee’s speed in terms of reacting + punching from a distance of three feet away was found to be amazing five hundredths of a second (0.05 second).
  8. Lee mastered this technique, in which he could deliver a devastating blow yet have his fist travel a mere one inch (2.54 cm) in distance before striking his opponent. Amazing fact is that he could send the adversary 15 feet away with that blow.
  9. In 1962, Bruce lee landed 15 punches, a kick and knocked out his opponent in a fight that lasted amazing 11 seconds.
  10. Bruce Lee was one of Hong Kong’s most prominent child actors, with 20 movies to his name by the time he was 18.
  11. Bruce Lee’s first notable film (Golden Gate Girl) was shot in the USA, but wasn’t released in the USA until  5 years after it was released in China.
  12. Early footage of Lee in The Green Hornet had to be re-filmed because when it was later played back Lee’s movements were so fast all of his opponents just fell over and amazingly Lee never appeared to move at all.
  13. Bruce Lee’s kicks were so fast that while filming for one scene in Enter the Dragon, they had to re-film it in slow motion (34 frames) so that it wouldn’t appear fake.
  14. Bruce Lee could amazingly punch holes in soda can with his finger even when they were made of strong steel.
  15. Bruce Lee could do push ups with thumb and index fingers of one hand only.
  16. Amazing fact is Bruce Lee had the ability to catch a grain of rice in mid-air with chopsticks.
  17. Once Bruce Lee kicked a man so hard that it broke a bystander’s arm when the man fell into him.
  18. Bruce Lee was able to perform 50 reps of one-arm chin-ups and it has been said that he performed push ups with up to 125 lb of weight on his back. He just weighed approx. 130 lbs.
  19. Demand for his private Kung Fu lessons grew so high and his hourly rate soared to as much as $275 per hour.
  20. Bruce Lee was a fan of The Great Gama, the only undefeated wrestler in the world. Great Gama’s career spanned 50 years.
  21. The movie ‘Enter the Dragon’ was the last complete film made by Bruce Lee before his death. It was a 1973 Warner Brothers martial arts film.
  22. Bruce’s last movie “Enter the Dragon” was made for a modest $ 600,000 in 1973. Amazing fact is to date, is has grossed over $ 300 million.
  23. The San Francisco Giants eradicated their Seagull problem with a Red Tailed Hawk named “Bruce Lee.”
  24. Yip Man who taught Bruce Lee opened his own martial arts school so that he could afford opium.
  25. Jackie Chan began his film career as a stuntman in the Bruce Lee films, Fist of Fury and Enter the Dragon.
  26. There was a cultural phenomenon called  Bruceploitation, in which numerous Bruce Lee look-alikes starred in cheap knock-off movies to cash in on the obsession with Lee after he died.
  27. Bruce Lee’s secret hobby was writing poetry.
  28. It was a tragedy that Bruce Lee died from an allergic reaction to a pain killer at very young age of 32.
  29. Bruce Lee’s last movie (Game of Death) contains footage of his actual funeral with close ups of Lee in his coffin.
  30. Steve McQueen, James Coburn and Chuck Norris were amongst the pallbearers at Bruce Lee’s funeral.

By Amazing Facts 4U Team 

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