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Free Rice word game - UN World Food Program

PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2008 8:20 pm
by Whirliegig
Free Rice
http://www.freerice.com/


For each word you get right we donate 20 grains of rice through the Un World Food Program to help end hunger




"How To Play


* Click on the answer that best defines the word.

* If you get it right, you get a harder word. If wrong, you get an easier word.

* For each word you get right, we donate 20 grains of rice to the United Nations World Food Program."




106,658,580 grains of rice donated yesterday.
Over 36 billion grains donated to date





Internet game feeds Myanmar’s cyclone victims
http://www.smeggys.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=63&t=3974&p=104510#p104510


Survivors of the cyclone which ravaged Myanmar last month will soon be receiving rice generated by the popular United Nations-backed Internet game that allows players to expand their word skills while helping to feed the world’s hungry.

FreeRice.com, in which players donate 20 grains of rice to the UN World Food Programme (WFP) every time they answer a question correctly, has already generated over 36 billion grains of rice – enough for more than 3.7 million meals.

Free Rice word game - UN World Food Program

PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 7:29 am
by ThinBoy
Why don't they just donate the rice without having us play a game?

Free Rice word game - UN World Food Program

PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 8:53 am
by Whirliegig
I did wonder that too - but perhaps its about raising awareness of the greater work the World Food Programme is involved in - and motivates people into being pro-active?

Free Rice word game - UN World Food Program

PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 7:46 pm
by smeggypants
20 grains is far too stingy.

Free Rice word game - UN World Food Program

PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 7:55 pm
by ThinBoy
It is quite addictive though. I got up to over 600 grains of rice before I gave up.