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This was originally posted on the Abunga Blog @

Jennifer over at Brains on Fire posted on a site today called FreeRice which for every word you get right they donate 20 grains of rice through the United Nations to help end world hunger.

It’s essentially a multiple choice question, where they show a word, and four possible definitions.  If you pick the right word they donate 20 grains of rice and you confirm that you know the right definition.

I checked out today for about 5 minutes and I donated 320 grains of rice and I learned that digressive = tangential, a great way to spend a couple minutes online.

FreeRice is the sister site of and they combine two things I enjoy and that we at Abunga equally agree with, helping people and improving literacy.  As of the posting of this blog 9,123,269,430 grains of rice had been donated.

From the FreeRice About page

 FreeRice has two goals:

1. Provide English vocabulary to everyone for free.

2. Help end world hunger by providing rice to hungry people for free.

Whether you are CEO of a large corporation or a street child in a poor country, improving your vocabulary can improve your life. It is a great investment in yourself.

Perhaps even greater is the investment your donated rice makes in hungry human beings, enabling them to function and be productive. Somewhere in the world, a person is eating rice that you helped provide.

Go to and spend a few minutes, I bet you’ll learn a few new words and you’ll certainly donate some grains of rice to deserving people.

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