I’m going away for the next couple of days, so here’s that fun wordgame again, that you can play, and actually not be wasting your time doing it.
I’m not kidding; if you play the vocabulary game at the Free Rice Website, you have the opportunity to actually help end world hunger.
Here’s how it works: For every word definition that you get correct, ten grains of rice are donated to The United Nations World Food Program.
The website started on October 7, and earned 830 grains of rice. It has grown exponentially ever since with 128,386,810 grains of rice earned on November 23rd, for a total of 3,531,907,160 grains of rice. Not too shabby.
Who pays for the donated rice? Free Rice explains:
The rice is paid for by the advertisers whose names you see on the bottom of your vocabulary screen. This is regular advertising for these companies, but it is also something more. Through their advertising at FreeRice, these companies support both learning (free vocabulary for everyone) and reducing hunger (free rice for the hungry). We commend these companies for their participation at FreeRice.
If Free Rice has the rice to give, why not give it all away right now?
FreeRice is not sitting on a pile of rice―you are earning it 10 grains at a time. Here is how it works. When you play the game, advertisements appear on the bottom of your screen. The money generated by these advertisements is then used to buy the rice. So by playing, you generate the money that pays for the rice donated to hungry people.
Got it? Good. So go do a good deed, today, play this game, and win some rice for some hungry people.
My best level so far is 41, but I’m just getting started. Ecru means beige????
Hat tip: My son, who’s been playing this game in his Language Arts class.
UPDATE: (December 4)
More than a few people believe that the Free Rice site is a hoax, (judging from my search engine terms in the stats).
Sheesh, everything you see on the internet is not a hoax, folks!