Monday, December 31, 2007
I don't really like rice, but some folks do.
In 2008, you all should do some work for the needy and exercise your brain at the same time. Head on over to Freerice.com and match some words to their synonyms. For each answer you get right Freerice.com will donate 20 grains of rice through the United Nations to help end world hunger. Because I am the eternal sceptic, I made sure this was a legit op before I wasted my limited free time bettering myself though testing my own vocabulary. Sure enough, Snopes.com confirms that Freerice.com is not a scam. The Urban Legend Reference page spoke to Freerice.com to explain where the money comes from to pay for the donated rice. As with all things on the gloriously free Internet, advertisers foot the bill for those grains. Freerice.com also is connected to poverty.com, so check them both out. If you can't join the Peace Corps and move to Sierra Leon for 27 months, you can at least give a handful of rice to some needy folks in 2008 by remembering that despotic means the same thing as dictatorial.