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Website of the Day: Free Rice

'Tis the season of giving thanks and giving back, so it only seems appropriate that the site FreeRice has been getting a great deal of attention. The site's goals are twofold: Provide English vocabulary lessons for free and help end world hunger by providing free rice to hungry people.

The site is a definition game, offering you multiple definition choices for a given word and asking you to click on the answer that best defines the word. If you get it right, you get a harder word. If you get it wrong, the next word is easier. For each correct answer, Free Rice donates ten grains of rice to the United Nations World Food Program.

To learn how to post your favorite websites to our Website of the Day group,

I know that this long list looks scary, but trust me, once you get the hang of it, it'll be a snap the second time around.

  1. First of all, join the Website of the Day group.
  2. Click the pink "Share" menu on the top left side of the page.
  3. Choose "Blog" and “Regular Post.”
  4. Give your story a “Title.”
  5. Fill in the “Body” with a link to your favorite website and the reasons why you love it.
  6. Click “Next."
  7. Choose the audience for your story to “Website of the Day” in the drop-down menu
  8. Add keyword(s) (for example mine for this photo was "Website of the Day").
  9. Change channel to “Technology and Gadgets.”
  10. Fill in tag field with relevant tags.
  11. Click “I’m done” to submit content.

So join the Website of the Day group and share information about all your favorite sites! Yours just might end up on the geeksugar homepage!

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Calimie Calimie 8 years
There are new levels now, with chemistry, maps and paintings: great!
BeatBoxANNI BeatBoxANNI 9 years
redegg redegg 9 years
Okay that was fun! I just donated 3,200 grains of rice. woot.
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 9 years i can really justify my time wasting at work! "boss i'm helping end world hunger! how can you fault me?!?"
geohiker geohiker 9 years
I've been playing this for a while, and it is a lot of fun - plus a good distractor when I get stuck on something at work!
NikkoBlues NikkoBlues 9 years
New favorite thing to do when stuck on night shift! Thanks!
Amanda-La Amanda-La 9 years
I just donated 1110 yay!
Pink_Lipstick Pink_Lipstick 9 years
I play this often and am really, really good. I love vocabulary!
designergirl designergirl 9 years
I'm a level 42. Guess I need to practice more before my GRE.
ElizabethRae ElizabethRae 9 years
The FAQ says there are 50 levels but that people rarely get past 48. Thank you so much for posting this. It is AWESOME. I am sharing it with everyone at work!
manicmolly manicmolly 9 years
I can't seem to get past level 34! How many levels are there? I know this shouldn't be the point. The point is, are we sure we're getting rice to the people who need it? Why are they doing this? How are they calculating? Who's keeping score? Why are they forcing us to play this silly (but addictive) game of vocabulary!!
terrywagner123 terrywagner123 9 years
terryt18 terryt18 9 years
If FreeRice has the rice to give, why not give it all away right now? FreeRice is not sitting on a pile of rice―you are earning it 10 grains at a time. Here is how it works. When you play the game, advertisements appear on the bottom of your screen. The money generated by these advertisements is then used to buy the rice. So by playing, you generate the money that pays for the rice donated to hungry people.
terryt18 terryt18 9 years
I'm all about vocab building exercises and this is fun! Plus you get to feel responsible for donating food to the less fortunate. It's fab!
peachiepink peachiepink 9 years
this is killing two birds with one stone: studying vocab for the SAT and donating to charity!
judylai81 judylai81 9 years
Wow what a great idea finally something that is worth while... I love things like this instead of giving money to charities cuz you never know where the money goes to.
SaraSmile SaraSmile 9 years
This is amazing!
sweetpeabrina sweetpeabrina 9 years
I told the 8th grade Language Arts teachers about this at my school. They took time out and played this with the whole class. The kids love it and they play it at home too!
lostbronte lostbronte 9 years
I'm confused, why don't they just donate it without people playing? I don't mean to make fun of it or anything, I just don't understand.
mrskrismendoza mrskrismendoza 9 years
Does this really donate rice? If so, cool site. :D
lorenashley lorenashley 9 years
i did 610 grains! :woohoo:
lorenashley lorenashley 9 years
This is awesome! :pepino:
Megatron Megatron 9 years
So cool! Just donated 500 grains of rice in under 10 minutes!
sf-pr-gal sf-pr-gal 9 years
So far I've donated more than 800 grains of rice. What an absolutely fabulous Web site. Thanks for making me aware that my 5 minute breaks at work can be put to a worldly use.
Entertainment Entertainment 9 years
Ever wondered what I do when I'm not writing posts for Buzz? Now you know. Seriously, I have had to make all these rules for myself about when to STOP playing. I just wish it had been around when I was studying for the SAT!
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