Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Vocabulary Check

Step right up, folks, and try your luck at freerice.com! Don't be shy. Everybody gets a chance! Prove you got a great vocabulary and help folks out who have less than you.

Seriously, this is a great way to spend a few idle moments and way more useful to us writerly types than solitaire. Not only will you find out if your skills are up to snuff, but for each correct answer, this website will donate 20 grains of rice to the United Nations Food Program. Doesn't sound like much? To date players of this little game have caused over 19 billion grains of rice to be handed over!

So spend a little time today, make a valuable donation, improve your vocabulary and have fun. How can you top that kind of offer?



Anonymous said...

I donated 500 grains of rice. Is that about a bowlful? I'll have to count next time I eat rice!

Rick Blechta said...

I'll bet you it's pretty close. The good thing about this all is that the site gets you to do something fun that really does help people who really have so little in life. At the risk of turning this into a political rant, it would be no problem to feed everyone in the world if there really was the will to do it. Freerice.com allows anyone who plays their game to change the world, 20 grains of rice at a time.

On behalf of the person who is going to eat your bowl of rice, thanks for taking the time to check it out!

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