Play Game to Give Free Rice

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Learn Free Vocabulary and Give Free Rice at FreeRice.com

Here’s how the game works:  It’s a multiple choice vocab quiz and for every word that you get right, the website donates 20 grains of rice to the United Nations World Food Program.  The game is certainly addictive for us nerdy types!  I was allowed to play for about 20 minutes before the kids started freaking out that I was doing something that I enjoyed and I donated 1280 grains of rice.

Then it occurred to me that I didn’t really know how much rice that really amounted to, so I found some answers on the site’s FAQ page.

There are about 48 grains of rice in a gram.  For two rice-based meals a day, a person would need 400 grams of rice.  So, if I’d like to feed one person for a day, I’ll need to score 19,200 grains.  Wow.  With my continued FreeRice.com obduracy, I’m going to attain such a fabulous vocabulary!  But what if I get so word savvy that I turn into a vexatious person?

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6 Replies to “Play Game to Give Free Rice”

  1. This is so addicting! Even though I feel as though I am taking the SATS (but in a fun way while helping others)

    1. This is addicting! But apparently I don’t have that big of a vocabulary. haha. Luckily for me the words repeat, so I can think I’m smart for remembering them. 😛 hehe

      1. Ha ha ha, I felt the same way Sam!! The ones I missed repeatedly fairly quickly so I was sitting there thinking I was pulling one over on the game — “Suckers, they just DID that one!!” ha ha ha

  2. Very cool link. Just as soon as I start gettin’ a little big for my britches and thinkin’ I’m so smart I started getting them all wrong. Luckily for me, that didn’t last long, so I guess I can start gettin’ big for my britches again! ;P

  3. This is cool, you get to learn new vocabulary and you are helping out the rest of the world as well! Nice. You donated 1280 grains nice.. although that’s quite a few away from 19,200. I guess in this case you are practicing math and helping your vocabulary.

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