making people smarter, less hungry


In an article in People magazine from the March 17, 2008 issue John Breen was featured as a “hero among us.”

By devising a PC based multiple-choice vocabulary quiz that rewards 20 grains of rice for each correct answer to the United Nations World Food Program, he has generated over 20 billion grains of rice-enough to feed nearly a million people for a day. is a great way to feed the planet, learn, and procrastinate. 


Did you know that oleaginous = oily? or that metastasize = spread? What about that napery = table linen?

Oh well, after 5 minutes I was able to donate 340 grains of rice and learn a few definitions and pronunciations, maybe feed a mouth or two. 

For more on FreeRice visit The World Food Programme.

One Response to “ making people smarter, less hungry”

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

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