[ Wikipedia ] Fortune cookies are not—nor have ever been—a Chinese custom.
It was a modification of a traditional 19th century Japanese cookie, which was first popularized in San Francisco by Makota Hagiwara, a Japanese-American immigrant who created the Golden Gate Park’s Japanese Tea Garden.
This term dates back over 2,000 years—originating during the Han Dynasty (206 BC – 220 AD). Wasserstrom, 2010 ] ] An estimated 20-30 million Chinese died of starvation during the Great Leap Forward, Mao Zedong’s failed experiment to propel China to a modern economy. However, the claim is controversial—complicated by the fact that it’s impossible to verify and separate starvation from other causes of death. To ensure the purity of the imperial bloodline, eunuchs were the only males allowed to be in certain sections of the Forbidden City.
China facts (interesting & fun statistics): China is the world’s longest continuous civilization, with some historians marking 6000 B. [ Wikipedia ] Chinese is the world’s longest continuously used written language.
[ Wikipedia ] The oldest form of the Chinese written language was found in the Oracle Bone inscriptions carved on tortoise shells and mammal bones during the Shang dynasty (c 1600-1100 BC).
[ Wikipedia “Chinese language” ] Humanoids have lived in China for hundreds of thousands of years.
Some crickets were so famous that funeral services were held for them after they died.
[ Wikipedia ] The Chinese have been flying kites for nearly three thousand years.To keep the location secret, thousands of workers were killed and buried after construction was completed. Wasserstrom, 2010 ] However, during Mao’s time in power, average life expectancy jumped from about 35 to 70 years. 1600 – 1050 BC), [ Wikipedia “Eunuch” ] During the Qin Dynasty (221-206 BC), men sentenced to castration were turned into eunuch slaves and forced to work on state projects including the Great Wall of China and the Terracotta Army.