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Nov 15 2007

The Vocabulary of Hunger

by Jimmy L

FreericeWhat does improving your vocabulary and ending world hunger have in common? Well, it sounds far-fetched, but a website called FreeRice.com has made the link between these two needs. From their website:

FreeRice has two goals:

  1. Provide English vocabulary to everyone for free.
  2. Help end world hunger by providing rice to hungry people for free.

On their website you can play a game that will build your vocabulary. The game detects your vocabulary level based on the answers you get right, so that it’s always challenging, but never too challenging. For every correct answer you get, they donate 10 grains of rice through the United Nations to help end world hunger. They’ve donated a total of 1,712,371,750 grains of rice (and counting) so far.

Give it a try, and this Thanksgiving, you’ll have two more things to be thankful for!

Heather O November 19, 2007 at 9:55 AM

apparently all my years of gaming were good for something…medieval weaponry (arbalest).

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