Going out for Chinese just wouldn't be the same if our meals didn't end with fortune cookies. Whether you eat the cookie or not -- we're sure everyone agrees that it's not the greatest in desserts -- we all break them open nonetheless in anticipation of our fortunes. While often nonsensical and almost always random, there's still something fun about getting a fortune.
In honor of National Fortune Cookie Day, which just passed on July 20, we think it's time we all know a little something about these beloved cookies -- like how in the world the fortunes get inside the cookie. And so we bring you everything you ever wanted to know about these iconic cookies, and then some.