Free Rice Feeds Body and Mind

by Pamela Goode

Free RiceAccording to the UN, about 25,000 people die each day from hunger or hunger-related causes. www.freerice.com donates ten grains for each correct answer on this get-smart website. Learn a little; give a lot. I admit to loving school as a child, so maybe I’m not a good judge of “fun,” but I played this for an hour, donated 1630 grains of rice, and learned many, many, many new and not-totally-useless words along the way. Paying work is highly overrated. The current multiple choice “word to know” is “calumniate.” I’m meditating on this one. Serious plus for mosaic addicts: an easy A for these two vocabulary offerings: “vitrify” (to make into glass) and “tessera” (too easy for words!) I’ve made it to level 47 and I’m hooked. Let me know when you’ve beat my score!