Freerice.com: 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.
FreeRice.com 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.