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November 20, 2007

Free Rice.com -- addicting vocabulary game

Free_rice_2At FreeRice.com, (www.freerice.com) every time you get a vocabulary word right, they donate 10 grains of rice.  Budget your time -- this thing doesn't end;  they just give you more and more interesting words.  It is easy to play; go to www.freerice.com (not this blog!)  There will be a word followed by four choices for a synonym.  You just click on the right synonym.  Example:

maritime means:


It won't work to click here, but if you were looking at this on the Freerice.com website, you could click on any one of those choices. 

Online game nets billionth grain of rice donation

By Ashleigh Patterson, CTV.ca News

The United Nations says millions of online wordsmiths have translated their vocabulary prowess into more than one billion grains of rice -- enough to feed 50,000 hungry people for one day.

FreeRice.com, the brainchild of 50-year-old U.S. computer programmer John Breen, was launched on Oct. 7 and has produced a mountain of rice for the United Nations' World Food Programme in little more than a month.

For what it's worth, I posted this blurb on November 20, 2007.  It still gets more hits every day than any of my other posts!  DMB (2-1-2008)

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Posted by: Jessica | Nov 29, 2007 4:02:00 PM

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Posted by: doris | Dec 15, 2007 3:45:31 AM

thank you

Posted by: jan | Dec 16, 2007 1:43:44 PM

this is a creative way to feed the hungry[=

Posted by: ashlie | Dec 27, 2007 6:34:11 PM

iam proud to join in this

Posted by: hari krishna | Dec 29, 2007 6:09:12 AM

what is url

Posted by: hamyza | Jan 3, 2008 11:23:47 AM

I would like to join. Thank you!

Posted by: candyazz28 | Jan 6, 2008 7:25:41 PM

iwould like to join and increase my vocabulary.
may god bless you.

Posted by: rachel thomas | Jan 8, 2008 5:51:53 AM

Toi muon hoc tieng anh de tro thanh thoi quen

Posted by: sitando | Jan 13, 2008 5:50:56 PM

Great idea, happy to join.

Posted by: Trevor | Jan 30, 2008 10:01:10 AM

how do you play the games

Posted by: rufio | Feb 1, 2008 5:58:02 AM

this is so cool

Posted by: takiera | Feb 14, 2008 1:46:03 PM

hello every one this a great site

Posted by: holly | Mar 10, 2008 9:06:54 AM

This is something good. You play,learn and feed all in one!

Posted by: sissy a carrasquilla | Mar 30, 2008 8:07:27 PM

I think this is a great thing to do, Harmon

Posted by: Harmon | Apr 14, 2008 4:09:26 PM

thats so great that u get to help the poor children that go hungry now they wont and thats asome!

Posted by: | Apr 14, 2008 5:05:13 PM

aiaiaiaiaiaiaia it hurtws alot and i will hyelp god bless you

Posted by: | Apr 15, 2008 6:11:41 AM

i heard about freerice .com in my school i think this is a very good way to donate food to the poor. it looks cool!

Posted by: devin | Apr 16, 2008 5:57:34 PM

i am happy to help u people

Posted by: jjess | Apr 26, 2008 12:16:15 PM

Another great charity site is AIDtoCHILDREN.com. It donates money to
children in need through World Vision.

AIDtoCHILDREN.com is a dual-purpose site for building an English vocabulary and raising money for under privileged children in the most
impoverished places around the world.

Check it out at http://www.aidtochildren.com

Posted by: Mike Thorn | May 27, 2008 5:09:25 AM

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