While we’re being all charitable, here’s a link to FreeRice’s charity vocabulary quiz. It’s pretty simple: They give you odd words, you guess the meanings, and for each word you get right, they donate 10 grains of rice to an international aid agency.

Do you have a large vocabulary? Are you looking for an Internet-based way to waste time? Well, here’s a way to make that work for you.

(FreeRice link via a mailing list.)


  1. #1 Dr. Pain
    October 18, 2007

    There’s no way, BTW, that James got to 60. :-)

  2. #2 Asad
    October 18, 2007

    I have a pretty decent vocabulary (Like I always say, “My vocabulary is really…really…big.”), and I got to level 40, briefly, and hovered between 37-39 toward the end of my first 1000 grains of rice.

    How much rice is 1000 grains anyway? Enough for a family meal?

  3. #3 Asad
    October 18, 2007

    Oh, and there’s no way anyone can get to 60, since there are only 50 levels.

  4. #4 Melanie
    October 21, 2007

    Got to level 50 without cheating. I am proud of me. Took me 4180 grains of rice. This is addictive

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