If you have time to kill

and want to do a good deed check out this website called Free Rice

It’s a multiple-choice, vocabulary quiz that adjusts the level of difficulty based on your answers.  Anything you get wrong comes up again so it’s educational as well.  Plus, for each answer you get right they donate 20 grains of rice to the UN World Food Program!  That may not sound like much but in about 10 minutes I’ve donated 3,640 grains of rice which is a half a cup of rice (when cooked it makes a full cup.)  Not bad for the time I normally waste while I drink my morning cup of tea. 

I am shooting for a full cup of dried rice.  Really, check it out.  My current score is hovering between 40 and 46, tell me how you do!

Edited to add:  Check out the “Options” tab it let’s you set all sorts of things, like starting out at Level 1 if you want your kids to try, or higher if you want to keep it to yourself.  You can set it to keep track of how many grains of rice you’ve ever donated or you can start from scratch each time!

2 thoughts on “If you have time to kill

  • April 16, 2008 at 10:26 am

    I started doing this the other day. It is sooo addicting. Addiction for a good deed…can’t beat that!! 🙂

  • April 16, 2008 at 10:28 am

    I had to make myself stop, it is fun!


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