Free Rice
Free Rice is a vocabulary testing game that adjusts itself to your level of language skill - the more questions you get right, the harder the questions. But the main point of the game, and the reason you should head over and play for a while, is that for each question you get right 10 grains of rice are donated to a hungry person through an international aid agency. It doesn't sound like a lot, but the more that you play, and particularly the more of you that play, the bigger the donation will be. Head on over, play, and save lives now [subbed by vmklover].

Entry 2972, Wednesday, October 17th 2007, Filed In Games
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The 65 comments on 'Free Rice' span more than one page, use the links below to see them all by page:

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TheLadyB

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WOO-HOO!!!! I never thought it could happen...I'm 1st! I'd like to thank everyone that helped me get here, blah, blah, blah....lol

Comment 1, Wednesday, October 17th 2007 01:43:35 PM

Nesli

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nice game

Comment 2, Wednesday, October 17th 2007 01:46:07 PM

Murtnug

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third

Comment 3, Wednesday, October 17th 2007 01:51:34 PM

Nik-Nak007

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4Th! Go Rice!

Comment 4, Wednesday, October 17th 2007 01:53:15 PM

Missnaughty315

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5th good mornin

Comment 5, Wednesday, October 17th 2007 01:59:43 PM

TheLadyB

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I just can't stop playing! I keep thinking how easy it is to be helping someone in this manner. I hope this idea spreads quickly and becomes a huge trend!! It's the perfect game for an earth-conscious word-nerd like myself! lol

Comment 6, Wednesday, October 17th 2007 02:15:20 PM

Nik-Nak007

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rice pudding,rice cakes,rice-a-roni,the rice is right(scooby doo="price is right" =)

Comment 7, Wednesday, October 17th 2007 02:20:34 PM

TheLadyB

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geez...I'd just like to say that I never thought I would actually type a comment that said, "1st". I always imagined that if I ever got to post first, I'd write something smooth and intelligent...apparently, that went right out the window! I feel like such a loser ....lol!

Comment 8, Wednesday, October 17th 2007 02:21:35 PM

Mantari

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Good find! I have already donated 1000 grains of rice - but now I need a break. ;-)

Comment 9, Wednesday, October 17th 2007 02:55:07 PM

AaronzDad

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Wow... get into the 40's levels and they get pretty esoteric.

Fun thing to play with for a while though.

Comment 10, Wednesday, October 17th 2007 04:01:14 PM

PnCAddict

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Hmmm??? It says on their page that the actual donation would come from their sponsors which is listed on the bottom of the page, but I don't see any sponsor logos. Do any of you see one? Is this donation drive even real? Hmmm...... but it is a fun game. @ lvl 33 right now. And I will reach level 50!

Comment 11, Wednesday, October 17th 2007 04:24:04 PM

Squeedo

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Wow.... I cant get past 41..... i fluctuate between 37-40. Great game and a great cause....1500 so far!

Comment 12, Wednesday, October 17th 2007 04:26:20 PM

JhInG

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Oh my, mid-40's levels are very hard even for someone like me who loves vocabulary. This was one part of my English class that I just loved, loved, loved. :o) But I'll keep trying even if I keep making mistakes, all it does is bring you down a level. I will conquer this yet :o)

Comment 13, Wednesday, October 17th 2007 04:49:49 PM

Opiate

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PnCAddict wrote:
>> Hmmm??? It says on their page that the actual donation would come from their sponsors which is listed on the bottom of the page, but I don't see any sponsor logos. Do any of you see one? <<

At the bottom of page in the white box are three sponsors...what I see is iTunes, Macy's, and Fujitsu...

Comment 14, Wednesday, October 17th 2007 05:04:14 PM

JhInG

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Okay I've reached level 50(after jumping up and down on those extra hard levels of 47-49) and donated 1710 grains of rice... what next? Stuck on level 50, that's it? No congratulations? Oh well, I think I'll leave it at that... enough vocabulary for the day.

Comment 15, Wednesday, October 17th 2007 05:17:55 PM

.

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I like the vocabulary games for a while, but I don't believe for a second this will benefit anyone. Hate to be pessimistic, but I'm sure it's a bogus site, charity-wise.

Seen too many "Help The Starving" so-called charity sites that were full of it. But I hope I'm wrong.

I see the sponsors and affiliations at the bottom of the questions.

Using firefox and standard adblock.

Comment 16, Wednesday, October 17th 2007 05:19:51 PM

Dyanes23

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This site is a sister site of poverty.com. You can go to this site to see other ways to help in the fight against hunger.

Comment 17, Wednesday, October 17th 2007 05:32:27 PM

Sassymom08

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I do the click to donate on care2.com all the time, I'm "poverty class" but I'm glad to find any way I can help. Thank you for posting this one!

Comment 18, Wednesday, October 17th 2007 06:41:35 PM

Brian

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Level 50 at 1510 grains. Tough stuff, though, from 46-49.

Comment 19, Wednesday, October 17th 2007 07:34:29 PM

Aimee

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Wow okay I've got 4000 and now my head hurts, break time :P

Comment 20, Wednesday, October 17th 2007 09:26:25 PM

Gdo

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If anyone really wants to help developing countries a better place to start would be to donate to http://www.concern.net ,a very accomplished international aid agency with 39 years experience overseas. How the money is spent is shown here: http://www.concern.net/about-concern/annual--review/annual-review-2006.php
There is also a US office: http://www.concernusa.org/

Comment 21, Wednesday, October 17th 2007 10:04:03 PM

Gdo

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If anyone really wants to help developing countries a better place to start would be to donate to http://www.concern.net ,a very accomplished international aid agency with 39 years experience overseas. How the money is spent is shown here: http://www.concern.net/about-concern/annual--review/annual-review-2006.php
There is also a US office: http://www.concernusa.org/

Comment 22, Wednesday, October 17th 2007 10:04:04 PM

Gdo

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Sorry, didn't mean to add that twice. The Anti Spam monkey thing confused me.

Comment 23, Wednesday, October 17th 2007 10:05:16 PM

Vgaforums.com

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I wonder if I can play this at school. Then I'd finally have something to do online, plus I'd be helping people!

Comment 24, Wednesday, October 17th 2007 11:01:24 PM

Linzi

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This game is wrong

Comment 25, Wednesday, October 17th 2007 11:32:21 PM

Salina marie

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1,010 grains :)

Comment 26, Thursday, October 18th 2007 12:16:34 AM

MAGPIE

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Mine stops working after a while. I broke it! Shouldn't we be feeding people more than rice? Especially since a well balanced diet helps fight off diseases? Yeah I know I'm a party pooper!

Comment 27, Thursday, October 18th 2007 12:17:48 AM

Victoria V

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1200 need a break ( It was fun game) : )

Comment 28, Thursday, October 18th 2007 12:48:07 AM

Andiar

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Is this to say these sponsors will only help starving people if we play this game? And where do they get the rice from? aren't there mountains of the stuff being sent out anyway?

nice game btw.

Comment 29, Thursday, October 18th 2007 12:51:47 AM

Samthehobbit

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5000 and going, just want to see the symbol for 10000

Comment 30, Thursday, October 18th 2007 02:15:30 AM

Samthehobbit

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It just starts over and says
You have donated 10000 grains of rice.
Wow! Now THAT is impressive!

Comment 31, Thursday, October 18th 2007 03:01:10 AM

Vmklover

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Hi. I submitted this. I would jut like to thank greame for poting this. I tried posting it on many other sites but they turned me down. I would also like to thank all of you especially Samthehobbit. I hope you feel very good because you fed a hungry person. Goodbye and thanks again.

Comment 32, Thursday, October 18th 2007 05:18:04 AM

Vgaforums.com

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This was made by somebody at Disney? Wow. Never expected that.

Comment 33, Thursday, October 18th 2007 05:26:54 AM

Jhlipton

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I went to 1000 and level 45. It's going to be tough to get beyond that, but I'll try.

Comment 34, Thursday, October 18th 2007 07:09:52 AM

Na

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I like the game - it got me quickly addicted, and had me stumped on a few words I thought I knew! If you like your vocabulary games, don't play it at work; I was playing for quite a while :)

Comment 35, Thursday, October 18th 2007 11:30:54 AM

Mandee

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with so many lazylacers playing this, think of how much rice! So far I have over 8000...

Comment 36, Thursday, October 18th 2007 12:54:14 PM

Poo

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this is fake you really belive this?

Comment 37, Thursday, October 18th 2007 11:20:26 PM

WayNo

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I think 1000 grains would not fill a bowl. Play for fun. Donate some other way. Alot of time spent for such a small amount of rice. Probably are better charities.

Comment 38, Friday, October 19th 2007 03:03:01 AM

Lum

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Man I made it to about 2,500 grains of rice, and then I just couldn't think any more. . I made to about level 44 and at four in the morning, now is not the time to be asking me things I don't know lol . . . BUT! for those of you who do need help, I've found Ask.com has the greatest definition site, because it's all right there for you. No hunting no guessing. Just right there for you. . I certainly need some tea now. . .

Comment 39, Saturday, October 20th 2007 10:27:11 AM

L

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This link is not working for me ... help?

Comment 40, Saturday, October 20th 2007 04:50:50 PM

Melina

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my first 1000! and i am greek! I am so proud :) going strong...

Comment 41, Saturday, October 20th 2007 04:52:53 PM

WackoPlayer

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The link doesn't work for me--any suggestions?

Comment 42, Sunday, October 21st 2007 02:52:49 AM

Froggirl

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This link no longer seems to work :(

Comment 43, Sunday, October 21st 2007 08:44:56 AM

Mitrebox

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Seems a little douchebaggy to me.

"We have all this rice and we would have donated it but unfortunately you have a poor vocabulary. Now people will starve"

Or

"There is no rice"
reminds me of carbon credits.

I can feel good by clicking on a computer screen rather than go out and help people. Not that I'm actually going to go out and help people, but I think its wrong to feel PIOUS (high and mighty) after clicking a flash game.

Comment 44, Sunday, October 21st 2007 06:05:49 PM

Phoenix

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<i>"We have all this rice and we would have donated it but unfortunately you have a poor vocabulary. Now people will starve"</i>

...OR....

"We take all the ad revenue and buy rice with it."

Is something wrong with that?

Comment 45, Sunday, October 21st 2007 09:08:11 PM

Sam

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who is the one who counts these grains of rice then?

Comment 46, Tuesday, October 23rd 2007 08:57:00 AM

Annette

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1000 grains, never made it past level 27. Considering that I'm from Germany and thus not a nativs english speaker, I'm qite contend with that.

I just keep wondering how much money these people get from their sponsors for the advertsing. I can't believe that this only covers the money for the rice you win.

Comment 47, Monday, October 29th 2007 01:38:17 PM

Merry C.

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This is a fun, interesting way to expand one's vocabulary while at the same time helping to donate food people need.

Comment 48, Tuesday, October 30th 2007 10:07:29 AM

Paolo

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1450 grains of rice. I got up to 50, I play a lot of Scrabble. I dropped back twice and the urge to keep going and get back up to my high score kept me going.

Comment 49, Monday, November 5th 2007 06:25:58 PM

Tahireh

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I play every night to 1000 or so as my evening prayer. I tried answering wrong for a while to get my level down to be able to play faster.

Comment 50, Wednesday, November 7th 2007 12:08:03 AM

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