The very first noodle necklace ever made for a mom for Mother’s Day was a gift from Marco Polo to his mother in the year 1329 A.D., when he was just five years old. That is 100 percent not a true story, but it made you look. We don’t know when the first noodle necklace was made—let us know if you do—but we do know that they’ve persisted through the generations. And every mother loves them. Most even wear them for at least a day. Some hang onto them until the shelf life of your average noodle wins the war. But unless you’re trying to tickle Mom’s funny bone, you probably can’t get away with giving her a noodle necklace for the rest of your life.