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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