The Fortune Cookie Hack You Need to See

Now you can remove (and replace) the messages inside the cookie
Fortune Cookie
Photo: Quinn Dombrowski via Flickr

You might be one of those people who always ignores the fortune cookie at the end of your Chinese take-out meal of lo mein and General Tso’s chicken. Well, the next time you consider skipping the opportunity to be reminded that “The greatest risk is not taking one” or “A good way to stay healthy is to eat more Chinese food,” remember this fortune cookie hack.

With only a wet paper towel and a microwave, you can open up a fortune cookie and close it again without any noticeable difference.

This means you can remove the message and replace it with any one you want. Just think of the possibilities.

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Watch this video from A.V. Club to see the magic in action.

Don’t believe your eyes? Neither did we until we tried it ourselves. This hack doesn’t just work; it works really well. Your Chinese takeout will never be the same—and neither will your future. Good luck creating your own good fortune.

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