Some people swear by their chosen lottery numbers — whether they’re birth dates, anniversaries or the numbers from Lost — but most of those people still fail at winning anything. But when one Bronx great-grandmother decided to try her luck at a recent Powerball, she decided to just go with whatever a fortune cookie suggested — and it paid off. Literally. [More]
Perhaps no one gets more delight out of reading a fortune cookie’s message than a kid — “I’m going to triumph in all my endeavors today! What’s an endeavor?” — which is exactly why one company is changing its cookies’ tune. Apparently parents have been complaining that some of the romantic messages are a wee bit too adult for the younger set, so the world’s largest fortune-cookie maker is ditching any phrase with a hint of romance. [More]
“Nobody expects the U.S. Census! Our chief weapon is surprise!” A Seattle blogger posted a photograph of a fortune she received in her fortune cookie recently, and it looks like the Census is using
surprise fear and surprise surprise, fear, and a ruthless efficiency to remind people to send back their forms. Oh, and they’re ruining fortune cookies. I fully expect to be forced into a comfy chair soon, which all in all isn’t a bad way to be tortured, so meh.