Learn something and feel good about it!

I came across this site from the PW’s blog and thought it’d be worth posting a link to.

www.freerice.com – the premise is simple; “play” a word vocabulary quiz and for each answer you get right, 10 grains of rice are donated to the hungry with the help of sponsors.  I tend to be suspicious about things like this, often wondering where the money comes from, how they can support themselves, how we’re sure that what we donate ACTUALLY goes towards helping feed the hungry.  In this case though, it seems to be legitimate – and they don’t even ask for registration/donations, etc!

It’s a clever idea actually – the idea of making something into a game and letting people play for free without any obligations.  It’s actually quite challenging, and if you like words/reading, you’ll probably enjoy it.  I’m embarrassed to say that I have yet to finish all levels – from around 40-45, I keep getting stuck and get kicked back a couple of levels.  Give a try – get smarter, and feed the hungry at the same time! 🙂

Ok, now who can tell me what the heck “splenetic” means??

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  • March 18, 2010 - 07:29 | Permalink

    I’ll give it a try…need a break from Majhong Toy Chest!

    This is where the Prima Latina books PW mentioned several posts back (which we now have) comes in handy.

    Splenetic: (now that’s something you see just about every day in articles about the stock market! 😉 ) relating to the spleen; given to melancholy; marked by bad temper or spite.

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