Wonderopolis Report pt. 2: Can Fortune Cookies Predict the Future?
I am going to do a report on can fortune cookies predict the future. I found out some ideas of where they came from, how many fortune cookies are made every year and if they really do predict the future. Here is what I read. I read that some people believe Makoto Hagiwara, a Japanese person from San Fransico invented the fortune cookies. They think he served the cookies in the late 1890s or early 1900s. Now, at the famous Japanese Tea Garden in Golden Gate Park they hand fortune cookies out as a thank you, because Makoto designed the Tea Garden. Others think that the cookie was invented in 1918 by a man named David Jung, a Chinese person in Los Angeles who founded the Hong Kong Noodle Company. David was worried about the homeless people on the street, so he passed fortune cookies out for free. Also, some of the Japanese people believe fortune cookies started in the 19th century in Kyoto, Japan. Tsujiura senbei or cracker-like cookies were popular in Kyoto. They were a bit different though, they were larger and darker, but don`t worry they still had a fortune in them. Nobody really knows the exact origin but forune cookies became very popular after World War II. Did you know that fortune cookies aren`t actually Chinese it just so happened that some Americans liked having fortune cookies after a Chinese meal. The worlds biggest fortune cookie maker is Wonton Food Inc. in Long Island City, New York. Over 60 million cookies are shipped every month, and over 3 billion cookies are made every year. I don`t know if you noticed but that is a lot of fortune cookies. Now here is the answer you all have been waiting for, no, fortune cookies can not predict the future and if you get a fortune that just happens to seem true then it was just a coincedence. This topic could relate to a possible career in a way because who knows, you could be working in the Wonton Food Inc. making fortune cookies someday. So there you have it, those are my interesting facts that I learned and read in this article.
Fortune ~ A fortune is something that predicts the future.
Predict ~ Predict means to tell someone something.
Dessert ~ A dessert is a delcious treat that you eat after a meal.