Tuesday, April 15, 2008

FreeRice.com: build vocab, feed people

OK, OK! I'm finally hooked. Oodles of people have been telling me I should try this and I've resisted, but today I fell prey to the addictiveness of playing the vocabulary game at Freerice.com. It's just a quick little multiple choice vocabulary quiz. For each correct answer, 20 grains of rice are bought for hungry people through the UN World Food Program. Advertisers do all the money work. They don't need to know your name or anything. The addictive part is that it just keeps coming and coming! An uninterrupted stream of SAT type words. For a geek like me, it's a little slice of heaven.

Since it's inception in Oct 2007, they have donated 26,662,277,870 grains of rice. I wish I knew what that was in lbs or kilos.

I should have been writing a letter-to-the-editor, but I got sucked into this instead. I justify it by saying maybe the improved vocab will improve my LTE's. Thanks a LOT MKinSA ;)

Oh, and Happy Birthday to the other CCY if you are reading this!

3 comments:

bluesky said...

Another great charity site is AIDtoCHILDREN.com. It donates money to children in need through World Vision.

Check it out at http://www.aidtochildren.com

CCYL said...

Thanks! I just played the AIDtoChildren vocab game. I must say that the words are a bit easier. I can do this one when I'm tired and less mentally sharp! :) I love it!

Anonymous said...

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Thanks,

Rajesh