Free Rice for People too Poor to Buy Their Own Rice

A new game by the UN World Food Program lets you improve your vocabulary and give food to the hungry. The Free Rice game gives you a word, such as neglect, and four other words, such as argue, corroborate, hesitate, and disregard. You must pick the word that is a synonym to the first word. In the case of neglect it would be disregard.

See what I did there? I have demonstrated that I have above a second grade education and just donated 20 grains of rice to some poor people! For each word you get right, the WFP will donate 20 grains of rice. The words do change difficulty as you get them right or wrong however, so at least that should keep you from getting bored. There is a max of 60 levels–wow!

How does the WFP do this? Why don’t they just give the rice without having us play this game? Well the website has sponsors and by playing the game and seeing the ads on the website you are giving money to the WFP. With the money they are making from you playing the game, they donate it to the poor people of the world.

As an added bit of fun you can hear each word spoken out loud by a funky computer voice.

Now go spend your non-College Being online time on something productive.

[Click here to play the game]

2 Thoughts on “Free Rice for People too Poor to Buy Their Own Rice”

  1. I beat your score. I got to 41.

  2. Uh Oh… I think I’ve found my new favorite game! And thanks for explaining how the pay thing works. I always wondered about that.

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