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    Default Feed the Hungry and learn something too

    There's a really cool site called freerice.com where you can boost your vocabulary and feed the hungry people of the world at the same time. It's a little on-going vocabulary quiz, which gets harder the better you do, and for each word you get right, you donate 10 grains of rice to the cause. This is legitimate, and it's all explained on the site. You may not think that 10 grains of rice is much, but 5 correct words is 50 grains--and 10 is 100. Play for a couple of days, off and on, and you can donate 2000 or more.

    Give it a shot. And if anyone can get past level 48 (my highest level) I take my hat off to you!

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    Thank you for posting this link, ck! My vocabulary is obviously not that good, as I'm around level 38 right now.
    It's really nice knowing that everyone's knowledge can help with hunger in the world.
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    Fun to play, shecrab, and some really unusual words at the higher levels. Since it is multiple choice the correct meaning can sometimes be deduced by eliminating what it can't be.

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    VOCAB LEVEL 40

    That's all I got. Fun while helping feed those less fortunate. Will play this everyday.

    Thanks C!!
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    One word I had no trouble with, thanks to Dar - pippin.

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    You have donated 10000 grains of rice.
    Wow! Now THAT is impressive!

    I was clearly very bored today.
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    WTG Anderson!!!!
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    Well, I tied your 48 at 1280 grains, but it took a long time (12490 grains) to get this:

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    VOCAB LEVEL: 49
    YOUR BEST LEVEL: 49
    lol,

    lizzy

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    Good for you, Liz!! I still haven't gotten past 48.

    But I've donated 10000+. So that's fine with me.
    Fun, isn't it?
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    Default 46 is my best

    I got to 46 in 1000 grains, but can't sustain it long enough to get past that. Lots of science words start to show up, which helps a lot, though.

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