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Fortune Cookie
2010-11-15 18:12:33

The fortune cookie, made of flour, sugar, vanilla, and oil, is a crisp cookie with a fortune wrapped inside. Generally these fortunes are words of faux wisdom or a vague prophecy possibly including a Chinese phrase with translation. Fortune cookies are generally served throughout the United States in Chinese restaurants but are absent in China. The cookies invention is unclear although they are...

Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.