🗓️ July 20 & September 13
We don’t know the future, but here’s a cookie!
The insides of the cookies are by far the most interesting part.
Some belief them, some don’t.
In our experience some brands of fortune cookies are quite fun to hand out to people and watch even skeptically people wonder about how close to home a fortune can strike.
The secret to this is either very awesome magic, or a clever application of the Barnum Effect
(also known as the Forer Effect).
The Barnum effect is a very interesting confirmation bias that we all too easily fall for in some way almost every day.Now you know how about the Barnum Effect, you just learned the first lesson in how to be a great fake fortune
Fortune cookies are not an ancient Chinese tradition, but because non-Asians believe it is, Chinese themed restaurants serve them anyway to provide a satisfying dining experience.
“you often find your destiny on the path you take to avoid it.”
— Hector Elizondo