Wednesday, April 8, 2009

A Must-Visit

Love words? Love quizzes? Love helping to feed those in need from the comfort of your computer chair? You're in luck! I just stumbled across the Web site Free Rice, who describe their mission as "For each answer you get right, we donate 10 grains of rice through the UN World Food Program to help end hunger." I don't know if my knowing what a "naumachia" is (a naval maneuver) or that a "stager" is an experienced person matters in the long run, but it certainly can't hurt! This sounded like a site that would be right up the alley of many of you!

I got 1,000 grains of rice in the regular English text and another 1,000 in the French test. The funny part of the French test? The answer I kept missing was for the word ├ęchouer. Yeah, that is the infinitive for the verb "to fail."

KittyMarie FTW...


Kyle said...

That's really cool and fun, good cause time waster indeed!

Katherine said...

I thought so! I also read an article on Slate today about if the "click to give" sites really work, and the article actually referenced "Free Rice" as a legitimate site that makes a difference. Nothing like being lazy and procrastinate for a cause!