Fortune cookies were first invented in America

The first fortune cookie was made in Los Angeles, California. A Chinese immigrant, David Jung, owner of the Chinese Noodle House, invented the cookie in 1918 after growing concerned for the poor people around his shop. He made the cookie and passed them out to the less fortunate for free as a way to raise spirits. Since then, the myth has grown that the fortune cookie originated in China centuries ago, while in fact, it is a relatively new invention!