Answer: I am a Fortune Cookie. In the United States, no Chinese restaurant visit would be complete without the crescent-shaped cookie containing words of wisdom and insight - sometimes jokes, verbal ramblings, Chinese translations and even lottery numbers!
While the fortune cookie was invented in the twentieth century, the original concept dates back to the railway boom of the mid-1800's. Unable to enjoy traditional moon-cakes during the annual Autumn Moon Festival, Chinese railway workers substituted biscuits with messages inside instead. Hence the birth, at least in the US of the fortune cookie.
Ironically, despite their popularity in the United States, fortune cookies have never caught on in China.