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Thursday, November 15, 2007

10-dollar words worth 10 grains of rice

FreeRice.com is hosting a vocabulary quiz that--for every word you correctly define--gives 10 grains of rice to the United Nations World Food Program (WFP).

The quiz has a self-adjusting difficulty level and the money to purchase the rice is generated by ad revenue from each word reload.

Ingenious and really addictive.

I keep topping out at 47. I will hit 50 if I have to feed all of Malawi to do it.



Thanks to Book Trout for the link.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Seems like it is working like "One Grain of Rice- a Mathematical Folktale" by Demi which illustrates geometrical progression nicely. There is another version called something like "The Maharajah's Rice" but I dont think it is presented as well.