Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Procrastinate For a Cause

Work sucks. Peeps be starvin'. What a world.

"But I'm just one wittle baby man. What can I do?"

FreeRice, brainchild of e-philanthropist John Breen (TheHungerSite and Poverty.com), will donate ten grains of rice to the World Food Programme for each correct definition you choose for a vocabulary word. The words range from the ordinary to obscure, the mundane to 'Balderdash' caliber.

From the Seattle Times:

Now, admittedly, 10 grains is a piddling amount. But the totals have grown exponentially. On Oct. 7, the day the site launched, 830 grains of rice were donated. Barely a bowlful. Eight days later, the total was 6,403,920. By Thursday, 537,163,380 grains of rice had been donated. That's more than 14 metric tons.

So in lieu of playing Bejeweled for the umpteenth time, do your part to eradicate world hunger. You'll learn new words.

And your mammies will be proud.


Tim said...

That's awesome