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Top Fortune Cookie Writer In The US Quits Over Writer’s Block

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For 30 years, Donald Lau has been inspiring millions with the fortunes he writes tucked away in crescent cookies. The “Chief Fortune Writer” at Wonton Foods is stepping down after decades of writing fortunes, reports Time.

The reason behind his departure? Writer’s block.

Lau told Time that he would write 100 fortunes a year, but now his fortunes have dropped to two or three a month. Decades ago when he first started, according to Lau, the fortunes were…fortuitous. Now, they’re more inspirational than anything.

Wonton Foods, is considered the premiere leader of future cookies, noodles, and wrappers. Lau will continue to serve at the Brooklyn-based company, however, as the Chief Financial Officer. Maybe a change of tasks will shake that writer’s block.

Wishing you the best of fortunes, regardless, sir.

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Man Uses Fortune Cookie’s Lucky Numbers To Play Lotto, Guess What Happens

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We’ve all shoveled down a plate of delicious Chinese food at some point. Most meals are followed by a sweet little fortune cookie that works as a palette cleanser for your salty supper, but also heralds a whimsical fortune and lucky numbers. For one man, those lucky numbers won him $7 million.

According to the Sun Sentinel, Richard Dryer played the numbers provided by a fortune cookie he received at a Chinese restaurant he visited in North Carolina. Typically, Dryer would use the numbers on the Powerball Lottery which is played through multiple states.

However, this time Dryer decided to shake up his routine and play the smaller Florida state lottery… he crushed it. Dryer won the $10 million jackpot and took home a total of $7 million, against 1-in-23 million odds.

Whether Dryer decides to buy more Chinese food with his newfound fortune remains to be seen, though it looks like it’ll always hold a special place in his heart.

So who wants to guess what we’re having for lunch today?

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Food & Beverage Christmas Ornaments

As Thanksgiving passes and we all gear up for the next big holiday; Christmas, what a better way to decorate your tree this year than with Food and Beverage depicted ornaments. You can eat food around the tree, while looking at food on the tree. It’s a win-win situation. Check out some of these great ornaments after the jump. (Thx Bronners)