Forgive me for being skeptical, but rice for free?
The FreeRice website claims that for every correct answer while playing their vocabulary brain-teaser, they will donate 10 grains of rice through the World Food Programme to help end hunger.
I’ll admit it. I was a complete cynic too.
So I decided to actually visit the website and play the game. It started off fairly easy. ‘Effect’ means ‘result’…correct! ‘Teacher means ‘instructor’…correct! As I continued to get each answer right, I noticed the questions gradually getting harder and after 13 right answers, I finally got one wrong. It felt really nice to be sharpening my vocabulary skills – something I hadn’t touched on since finishing high school. It was then that I saw a banner mentioning my donation of 130 grains of rice – ten for each of my right answers as promised. Curious to find out how all this works, I dug deeper.
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