Fortune Cookies aren’t Chinese. Coconuts are deadly.
There is something distinctly Chinese about the idea of fortune cookies, but there is a problem, and it is quite a big one. The problem is that the fortune cookie concept is not even Chinese in origin. Instead, it seems that it was an American that was able to come up with the idea almost a century ago, and it has gone from strength to strength since then.
The man in question went by the name of Charles Jung, and back in 1918, he decided to create the fortune cookie just to add some fun to an evening. People loved getting those sayings appearing in their food, so the idea was quick to take off. Over the decades, the concept of the fortune cookie spread high and wide throughout the country, with it eventually becoming the phenomenon that we know today.
We know that sharks are deadly, but to be honest, there are not that many people that die as a result of a shark attack each year. This surprises a lot of people, and to show how rare it is we can compare it to the number of deaths caused by other things that we just never view as being so dangerous.
Take this as a good example. On a yearly basis, there are more people killed by falling coconuts than shark attacks. Just think about that for a second. If you are in an area where there are coconuts, then perhaps you shouldn’t be thinking too much about the dangers in the sea; it’s more about the dangers above you that should be concerning to you.