In all honestly, while fortune cookies have more wisdom inside them than, say, a chocolate chip cookie, they're not nearly as tasty. Furthermore, even though you'll always find them along with your Chinese food order, fortune cookies are not Chinese. There's a strong belief that they actually come from Japan. Even so, the largest consumption of fortune cookies in the world takes place in the United States.
While you may be skeptical of how accurate fortune cookie predictions claim to be, the numbers on the back have been reported to be lottery-winning on occasion. Even if you don't win Powerball, fortune cookies are a fun surprise -- and a totally valid reason to order Chinese takeout.
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