When you see a fortune cookie, it's not the cookie you're craving; it's the fortune. I mean, there are plenty of baked desserts, but how many of them can reveal your future? Or the lack of it? On the other hand, is there a better fortune-teller, than a tasty one? Some of these fortune cookie messages, however, are so surprising, they catch people completely off-guard. Bored Panda has compiled a list of some of the funniest phrases ever found in fortune cookies to prove that Confucius isn't behind all of them. And if you do believe in chiromancy, best leave it to professionals and not the fortune cookie sayings.
Though commonly thought to originate in China, the cookies come from the Japanese tsujura senbei treat. Allegedly, the first fortune cookie was eaten in the US around the 1890s. Chinese had tried to import the American-popularized goodie later on, but it turned out, that the public thought it to be 'too American.'
From rude insults to questionable dares, the people who discovered these funny fortune cookies definitely had a hard time swallowing them. Scroll down to read the hilarious list!
#1 He Sat And Watched Me Eat Chinese Take-Out For Half An Hour. Then This Happened
#3 Didn't Expect My Fortune Cookie To Be So Insightful
#4 Best Fortune I Have Ever Got In A Fortune Cookie
#5 Fortune Cookie
#6 My Wife And I Received Matching Fortunes At Dinner This Evening
#7 My Ironic Fortune Cookie
#8 My Coworker Just Came Back From Sick Leave; He Had A Heart Attack. To Celebrate We Went For Chinese. These Were In His Fortune Cookie
#9 Take That Big Step
#10 My Wife's And My Fortune Cookies. Hers Is On Top