There are many ways of breaking a heart. Stories were full of hearts broken by love,
but what really broke a heart was taking away its dream - whatever that dream might be.
Pearl S. Buck

Wednesday, November 14

Vocabulary for Rice

I was waiting for my half of a half of a bagel to toast this morning, and I read about this site in the local paper. Its called FreeRice. You go and they test your knowledge for words. Each correct answer awards you 10 grains of rice. Subsequent answers, 10 grains of rice.

They are donating grains of rice through the United Nations to feed the hungry around the world. Go. Play. Define. Donate.

I think this is a very good thing.


  1. That's a pretty cool thing.

  2. That's a neat site..thanks.. I'm already over 2500 grains..It's addicting

  3. This is like my favoritest thing now. I LOVE vocabulary and this is so relaxing to me! I've raised like 2500 grains of rice so far or something! Yay! :)

  4. This is great
    is there someone actually counting each grain of rice?

  5. Jay: Yea!!!

    Steph: I got up to 1380 before I had to get back to work.

    karma: i KNOW!!!! sighs. good that it pairs it with something worthwhile.

    kat: DETAILS!!!! (I imagine they are measuring it by weight.) and if not? One more person employed which helps the cause.

  6. I donated 300 grains...

    more later....

    must attempt to study....

  7. i HAVE to try this when i get home tonight....

  8. I was surprised at how well I did.

    And all for a good cause.

  9. eliza: yes. me too!

    slyde: another addiction, right?

    earl: i was surprised at how well i did too.