Found 13th Jun 2008
Play this easy game on freerice.com
No sign up, registration or anything at all like that.

How to Play:
Click on the answer that best defines the word.
If you get it right, you get a harder word. If wrong, you get an easier word.
For each word you get right, we donate 20 grains of rice to the United Nations World Food Program.

Easy as that, free rice for those in the UN.
Even if you just spend 2 minutes on this site, do someone good today!

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22 Comments

Do they really count out forty grains of rice to donate if I answer 2 questions right??

some answers, in alphabetical order ....

abnegation = denial
akimbo = with hands on hips
apogee = highest point
aureole = corona
avaricious = greedy
carronade = warship cannon
caveat = warning
cerise = red
cervine = deer-like
chrysalis = cocoon
corneous = horn-like
cuirass = upper-body armor
decedent = dead person
detritus = debris
doublet = jacket
eminent = distinguished
epicure = gourmet
exchequer = treasury
fealty = allegiance
festal = joyous
fusty = moldy
gracile = slender
grippe = influenza
grouse = complain
halyard = rope
hirsute = hairy
illimitable = boundless
incisive = acute
indigence = poverty
intrepid = brave
kibosh = stop
lexicon = dictionary
mien = demeanor
moratorium = suspension
parlance = speech
pestiferous = contaminated
petcock = valve
phlegmatic = sluggish
pundit = expert
sarcoid = fleshy
sedition = rebellion
skerry = rocky small island
specious = plausible but wrong
stint = limit
tilth = cultivated land

i did 500 grains then got bored

I did 2000 grains- pity the poor devil who has to count em out!

I think they weigh the rice rather than count the grains...

Boring etc BUT worthy cause!!

Nice find pitsapatsa!

Original Poster

Thankyou for all your kind support everyone, this is a really nice thing for you to do!

this site has been runnign for many years i think, coz i did 12k grains over a couple days of pure bordem like 6-7 months ago, i just did another 3k helping the poor for free is always good

I have moved this to misc, it's not really a freebie

Good to see it listed again - I try to do it every day along with thehungersite.com.
It's a good little wake up for the brain...

Why don't they just give them the rice?

I don't mean to sound uncharitable but it seems to be an unnecessary involvement of a third party. ie us

A bit like Tesco computer vouchers

Sponsors pay for your donated rice.

nice one - done

i wonder where the rice goes to?

why dont they just donate 1 billion or so grains and be done with it, and scrap this waste of time competition, i bet whoever spent the time making this stupid quiz, which is pointless, took a long time working it all out and making the website, so they probably paid him a fair amount in wages which could have just gone towards paying for more aid to be sent?

just seems stupid

Not really, educating people and expanding vocabulary = money from the government maybe:?:

Original Poster

Mclovin;2309794

i wonder where the rice goes to?



The UN

when do I get my rice ?

swafe;2310276

why dont they just donate 1 billion or so grains and be done with it, and … why dont they just donate 1 billion or so grains and be done with it, and scrap this waste of time competition, i bet whoever spent the time making this stupid quiz, which is pointless, took a long time working it all out and making the website, so they probably paid him a fair amount in wages which could have just gone towards paying for more aid to be sent?just seems stupid



The company advertising at the bottom is paying say 2p every time you get the question right, which in turn buys 20 grains of rice. You seem to have missed the point that it’s you viewing a page with an advert on that’s paying for the rice. It’s not because some twisted smart a$$ thought it would be funny to tease and string out a big donation with this game.

sn0ttyang3l;2310814

when do I get my rice ?



lol

Mclovin;2309794

i wonder where the rice goes to?



Probably not to the people who need it most if the UN is involved.........

For once, a very genuine and worthy cause. Verified here

snopes.com/inb…asp
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