Wednesday, November 21, 2007

How Smart Are You? ...

My pal Cheryl sent a link to me today for Free Rice.

You pick the right definition of a word, Free Rice donates 10 grains of rice through the United Nations to end hunger.

For example:

ajar means:
slightly open
terrific
juicy
impolite



It's fun and easy and the grains add up quickly. I had to look up a couple words, but was able to score 300 grains in just a few minutes.

The very cool thing about Free Rice is that it was started on October 7 and that day's donation was 830 grains.

The donation on November 20? 218,510,070

The total, from October 7 to November 20? 3,059,177,080

Ten grains of rice per word may not seem like much, but 3 billion grains of rice is a lot of food.

And now that you know about the site and you're going to go there every day and play, that total can grow exponentially.

As you sit down to a food-laden Thanksgiving table tomorrow, pause to think about what a few grains of rice mean to someone who's starving.

Pass the word, feed the world.

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