Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Charity for Brain-iacs

Here's something you can do while waiting for your next email to come in (or my next blog entry, haha)


It's basically a vocabulary quiz, which adjusts to your level (they have a cool way of doing that, which is explained on the site) and for each correct answer you give, they donate 20 grains of rice to the United Nations World Food Program. The highest score is 48, which I am not too modest to tell you I did achieve once, mostly by lucky guesses. I don't know if my vocabulary has improved by this, or how much this will help the world hunger problem, but I can think of worse things to do with one's time on the internet.

Thanks to sister Laura for passing this along!

(p.s. And no, I don't know what platyhelminth is, it timed out while I was taking the photo and posting this. But I'm gonna go with flatworm.)


Blogger Angela said...

OK, getting ready for work here, but had to donate some rice. I don't know what it says about our society that we have to use websites to get rice to poor people? I did manage to donate 480 grains. I got stuck on potation!

2:51 PM  
Blogger wampoline said...

Well, yes i suppose it's a bit strange when you think about it, but on the other hand, think about the enormous power that can be harnessed by the internet, all those millions (billions?) of people sitting at their keyboards, avoiding working at their jobs...Better free rice than free porn, no?

3:05 PM  

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