Busting Popular Myths That You Probably Thought Were Facts

Fortune Cookes Aren’t Chinese

The inventor of the fortune cookie was actually from Japan and brought it to the US. It’s rare to find a fortune cookie in China!


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The More You Know

  • There are 293 ways to make change for $1.
  • It costs the U.S. Mint almost twice as much to mint each penny and nickel as the coins are actually worth. Taxpayers lost over $100 million in 2013 just through the coins being made.
  • Almost all chickens eaten today come from the winner of the 1948 'Chicken of Tomorrow' Contest whose genetics now dominate poultry farms worldwide.
  • You make approximately a teaspoon of tears per hour.
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