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November 4, 2007

free rice for the hungry = a smarter you

quick! what does "alimentation" mean? is it a) sustenance, b) misconduct, c) a fanatic, or d) truthfulness? would it help if i told you that just by guessing, you could provide alimentation for hungry people through the United Nations?
FreeRice.com is the brainchild of John Breen, the programmer who gave us The Hunger Site (if you don't already click there, please bookmark it now and go daily!). he got the idea for FreeRice.com while watching his son prepare for the SAT. it's another click-to-donate site, but with a genius twist: you get to become smarter while doing some good.
when you take a multiple-choice vocabulary quiz, every correct answer "donates" 10 grains of rice that is distributed via the U.N.'s World Food Program. major donors that fund the rice have small ad banners on the bottom of each page. it's easy, fun, and ridiculously addictive, especially for language nerds like me. it adjusts to your existing vocab level, so even "ESL people" like T.T. can enjoy it and learn. the site is nicely designed and easy to navigate.
so please, do yourself AND hungry people around the world a favour and play every day! i've made it to level 46... i'm committed to getting to at least level 48, even if i have to donate thousands of grains of rice to succeed!

Posted by hadashi at November 4, 2007 7:35 PM


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