Food for Thought

Submitted by: fancylad 9 years ago in Quizzes
http://www.freerice.com/index.php

End world hunger--10 grains of rice at a time--with every word you know.
There are 134 comments:
Female 10
haha i thought u did that out of your own time redfusion lol, i would of asked ur teacher if you could just blog about it, or twitter that woulda been shorter lol
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Male 36
yeah sorry bout that post above, had to do it for some gay school thing, hope they dont see this post lol.
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Male 22
I have donated 12200 grains of rice.... yay
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Male 742
redfusion go kill yourself you [email protected] idiot
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Male 36
...is to return to the way humans were thousands of years ago and follow natures law of natural selection. THAT IS THE ONLY WAY. However this is very unlikely, and I admit that even I would not be able to return to this style of living. It seems hopeless and it probably is. So you decide, we can either bring these people into "The Future" and show them how to grown their own food which will lead to rapid evolution until they are as "advanced" as our civilization and further throw off the delicate blanace of life on this planet or WE can change. We can take our fates out of out hands and back into gods hands. The way he undoubtably wanted life to be. Everything I wrote here was inspired by a book called "Ishmael" for those who have read it I`m sure you have a more in depth understanding of what I am trying to say. To those of you who havn`t read it I HIGHLY recomm
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Male 36
...This is something we would do to help them along to become "civilized" and "advanced" among us. What we don`t realise is this...Plain and simple whether you like to admit it or not TO TRULY END WORLD HUNGER and RESTORE NATURES BALANCE its NOT them who need to change by being "educated or birth controlled" is US. The "advanced" people. Everyone can agree our environment is being destroyed. Our ways of lives how we eat, live, and so on is further destroying the balance of the earth. Soon,
(and if you doubt this you are VERY wrong), earth will not be able to sustain life on this planet and it will be the end of humanity. We are sealing maybe not our own personal fate but the fate of the next generation(s). Through our refusal to be part of natures natural and VERY EFFECTIVE population control system we have ensured that eventually the world will end. So the only REAL way to end "world hunger" and "The population problem" i
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Male 36
...To feed we now have 2000 mouths to feed. So we send more food, the population sustains itself for a while and reproduces. Now we have 4000 more people to feed. We once again send enough food to do this and so on and so fourth until the population increases to a rate at which we cant send food to sustain it, thus MORE people die of starvation than there would have been. If you simply look at what you are doing you are actually making world hunger a larger problem instead of fixing it. The fact is quite possibly if no food was ever sent to starving countries there may not be world hunger today. They are living in a world of natural selection, a world in which us "advanced" humans lived in hundreds and thousands of years ago, however the process has been tampered with and is thus failing due to out "efforts" to end world hunger. Now to TallTales point about contraceptives and knowledge...
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Male 36
Sorry to say people but TallTale is right, well almost right. Human society has only recently began to seperate themselves from the wild. Over the course of the entire earth`s history "advanced humans" have only been here a VERY short time. Before us nature had a very effective system of population control. Natural selection. If there was not enough food people died. If there was food people flourished. Once the population became to large food became scarce and people died once again. Plain and simple. This process ensured that Earth could sustain life practically forever by balancing out the popluation. Since the Agricultural revolution humans have removed themselves from this system. Now, in present day we face the issue of world hunger. The fact is that sending food on this website seems at first like a great thing. You will feed people who will survive because of you. What we dont realise is that by sending food we are causing them to reproduce. Now instead of 1000 mouths
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Male 7
one of my favorite quotes
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Male 7
"If you feed a man a fish he will be full for 1 day, if you teach a man to fish he will be full for life." -unknown
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Female 85
whoohooo i donated 10,000 grains of rice.
i felt like i made a contribution today :]
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Male 102
I`m at 16420 grains. I always get words wrong in the low 40`s and don`t usually drop below mid 30`s. I`m learning some words which is pretty cool. As for donating the rice, those people on the whole are pretty screwed with or without donations, but if they are actually getting them, then at least some of them won`t be hungry for a couple of meals. And good luck educating them and getting them to stop breeding like rabbits. Those people are so poor that sex is practically the only recreation they have.
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Female 681
i donated 510 grains of rice

:-)

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Female 943
is this forreal?
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Male 21
There are a lot of SAT words on here, this is a really good (and, if it works, generous) way to practice! I stopped when I made it to level 40, hope someone enjoys the 2060 grains of rice...
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Male 19
I was doing this and I just realized - who do they send the food to? The governments of the 3rd world countries? If so, then the food is not going to get to the people as the government is usually corrupted and they will end up feeding themselves instead of the people.
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Female 66
also, how do they donate this stuff. how do you count grains of rice out >.>
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Female 66
are they serious tho?
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Female 442
Wow, I got 80 and got bored...
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Female 1,470
I did a good thing today :D
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Male 126
I`d have to agree with talltale, because it is the most "efficient" thing to do. However I still wouldnt be able to look a starving kid in the eye and tell them that they must be sacrificed for the good for the world...
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Male 8
3600 woot how many grains of rice would it take for a dying person not to die anyway
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Female 87
RedZeppelin said:Pretty cool. I just "helped" donate 1000 grains of rice. Although, I don`t know why they can`t just go out and donate at least a few thousand dollars rather than some grains of rice.
Hmmm... gets kind of fun after a while though... man i need some sleep.
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I wanted to figure out how the hell this worked so I went to the FAQ and found this Who pays for the donated rice?
The rice is paid for by the advertisers whose names you see on the bottom of your vocabulary screen. This is regular advertising for these companies, but it is also something more. Through their advertising at FreeRice, these companies support both learning (free vocabulary for everyone) and reducing hunger (free rice for the hungry). We commend these companies for their participation at FreeRice.

If you have the rice to give, why not give it all away right now?
We are not sitting on a pile of rice¯you are earning it 10 grain

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Female 1,007
All kinds of awesome.
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Male 447
im want to donate 1000 i hope they really do donate rice
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Female 58
I can scratch my way up to 46 without looking things up ... kudos to those who got up to 50+.
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Male 32
I couldn`t have said it better than RyanF701.

Yeah, I just gave 5000 grains of rice with the aid of dictionary.com

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Female 1,398
If everyone lived like the average American, the Earth would run out of natural rescources before a generation ended and we would all die. There will always be billions of poor unless they stop breeding like freakin rabbits. Giving them food HELPS them breed like rabbits, expending Earth`s rescources more, causing more suffering, losers like you donate more, they keep having babies they can`t support, more suffering so we donate more....eventually it gets so bad there`s nobody left to donate, they all starve, and the few left begin the cycle again. I hope you enjoyed donating five cents to help world surffering.
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Female 131
My brain hurts, but I donated 1,000 grains of rice.
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Male 133
Regardless of how much it does for charity, it`s definitely doing me good. I think my mind is more focussed than it was 15 minutes ago when I started. For quite a while, I couldn`t get past level 28. Now, I`m about 4 levels higher. This stuff will really come in handy for the SAT that I`m taking next week.
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Female 429
how many grains of rice are there in a boil-in-the-bag bag?
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Male 4
This is awesome. And good.

I`ve seen what stuff is like in the third world first hand...this is something I can do every day to help out, instead of merely going down once or twice a year for Project Mexico and building a house.

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Male 114
400! that`s enough to keep a starving kid happy for one-ish meal. I`m such a good person. I`m gonna go slash my wrists and cry myself to sleep now.
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Female 648
Because I`m sure someone is sitting around counting grains of rice... >_> But whatever
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Male 111
Btw i went to 1010 grains for now...
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Male 111
I got this idea, if instead the money from the ads goes to buying a few computers and cable internet then we can send that over to the hungry people. And then they can do this themselves, educating them and feeding them at the same time :D
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Female 182
what i wonder is if this poo REALLY goes to the UN.
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Female 92
Aww I submitted this last week and they didn`t post it. :[
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Female 116
Stopped at 3020 grains. I feel good. :-)
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Male 151
i got to 1000 and left... oh well at least i helped
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Male 2,616
A Modest Proposal made me giggle.
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Female 75
woo got up to 5000 grands then got bored. me and my mom were competing to see who could get to the higher level. she got to about 45... and i got to 35. dang it.
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Male 896
Did 10 then realized I hate humanity so why I am helping them.
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Female 72
:-)
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Female 72
i just fed like a lot of ppl
yea
i guess
cant really give an exact #
but its a lot
trust me.....
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Male 129
Donated 10000, so nice..

http://i23.tinypic.com/15wxyx1.jpg

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Male 1,204
I think it`s a nice cause, but then again, many bring a good point. It won`t really help end world hunger. Then again, we`re argueing on the internet. I won`t bring back the old Special Olympics joke, but I bet a fair few of you know it
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Male 27
Savior, could you clarify what point you`re referring to? Before that, could you identify what stance you take in the matter?
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Female 1,426
Ok, I`m stopping at 4,000 that I donated today.
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Female 116
Nice idea but 10 grains of rice per question isn`t a lot considering their are A LOT of starving people out there who don`t have food. It`s a nice idea though, it should be a bowl of rice per question instead lol.
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Male 177
Chiaro, who are you to say they shouldn`t?
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Male 44
I donated 1300 grains of rice to starving people. Makes me feel pretty good about myself.
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Female 706
pretty cool... i felt like a good person.. :-)
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Male 572
i feel so happy for ending world hunger....or it might be the crack that`s making me happy hmmmmm...
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Male 1,289
What i do is get a crap load of the questions wrong, so the words are easier, the get a bunch right =]
YAY! ahha
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Female 98
Lets use a small African community for example. If we said that they should not reproduce, get educated and such..then what?! Die out...?
Genocide much. Isnt that an international crime against humanity.
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Female 1,426
Now I can say that I studied for my vocab quiz.
And studied for the SAT`s.

Does this count as community service too? :-P

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Male 27
Think what you may. I see deferring any help that is within our means as immoral and unjustifiable. Just because death is an inevitable thing does not excuse us from human generosity. Make no mistake, I`m as mad as you are that some in the poorer nations procreate without care for the future. However, letting them die is easier than instituting reforms within that economy. As long as there are alternatives -- electricity for instance -- that will make their life easier and less painful, then we should pursue them with every ounce of our willpower. So what I`m saying is that we should help, we should educate, and most of all, never allow death to be any resort.
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Male 38
Then what happens? They ALL die.

Or.. do you let those 75 die, and teach them how to make their farms produce enough food for 50.. 100, a thousand people.. teach them how to cure, and prevent their diseases... teach them how to live withing the limits of their land, economy, and food supply. Teach them about looking to the future, instead of multiplying and spreading disease amongst themselves.

Yeah. People are gonna die, one way or another. But which is more humane? Which is right?

I suppose there isn`t any real answer. And no, I don`t think I`m a strong enough person to look a starving child in the eye and not give him my sandwich... no one is.

And thats the problem.

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Male 38
Chiaroscuro:

It`s a circular argument. And no, I`m not saying feed their own children to them. But people WILL die, and people WILL suffer one way or another. Teaching them to survive on their own, and within their means is by far the more humane decision. Lets look at some math. Say there are 100 people, who are all starving. The farms they work have enough to feed 25. (You are aware they do have SOME food right?) Do you send them more food? Sure.. then you have 200 people. Oh.. wait.. food ran out.. their farms still feed 25. Hmm.. 175 people bite the dust unless you send MORE food... OH! 400 people! 375 people suffer and die! On and on it goes. Whats this? 1st world countries are tired of spending every dime they have on feeding starving people? Never mind the fact that the majority of people living in first world countries wouldn`t part with 10 bucks a month for the cause, especially if it ment giving up potato chips...

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Male 295
"If each click gives $0.0001, then the highest scorer donated $0.50, not $0.05. There`s actually a big difference in how much food that is."

No, each click earns you 10 grains remember, so 5000 points is 500 clicks and 5 cents.

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Male 43
this relieves the maladies of poverty, but does nothing to treat the problem.

Fair trade, not profit.

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Male 1,204
they don`t just donate the rice cause they make the rice through ads... each time u click u see an ad, which makes money...
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Male 315
2000 grains.
Vocab level 34.
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Female 1,134
well i feel like a good person now i donated 110 and with the help of www.dictionary.com
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Female 240
Stopped at 2000.
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Female 121
And by the way did anyone notice that the first questions decide what level you start on? If you get the first 4 right, you go straight to level 40.
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Male 1,072
i agree with talltale give them condoms and TV`s that should solve all the problems
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Female 121
I agree with Chiaroscuro and Agausixio. There is a vicious cycle of poverty, and education will help, but so will nourishment. How can people learn if they`re starving? And if children are fed, maybe they will live to go to school, and then they will be able to educate others.
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Female 1,397
Can`t they just give them the rice? Why does someone else`s struggle have to be a game...
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Male 27
talltale: and by refusing to feed them, you are battling suffering by using suffering (passiveness). Compassion is tempered with rationality; I don`t want them to suffer, but I also want to teach a man to fish so he can eat for a lifetime. Your method like I mentioned earlier immediately reminds me of Swift`s urging the Irish to eat their own children. His point was rationality taken to an extreme may seem ideal, but is utterly inhuman and monstrous. We are humans, not machines. The golden rule is essential. Compassion may be uncomfortable, but compassion is something worth dying for.
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Male 162
Im actually doing something good now, hmmm thats new ^^
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Male 69
"Most people will donate less than 1 cent to this program. Even the biggest scorer here with 5000 points actually donates only 5 cents."

If each click gives $0.0001, then the highest scorer donated $0.50, not $0.05. There`s actually a big difference in how much food that is.

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Male 151
come on this is obviously fake
i can just simply write a program to click on the same button over and over again... forever!
I have never seen a gaayer idea to waste my time


you are a cretin, it makes sense, they couldnt say they donated rice if they didn`t. that is illegal

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Male 38
By feeding them you HELP MORE people suffer. THink about it a minute. Healthy people reproduce. If they can`t take care of themselves now, they certainly can`t take care of anymore. They reproduce because they`re ignorant. Teach them. Teach them how to farm, teach them how to find water, teach them how to cure their diseases, and most of all, teach them how to use a condom. Seriously. The condom will solve more problems than anything else. Less babies = fewer mouth to feed, and far far fewer diseases, like aids ect... Wake up people. If you think clicking a few links here and there is going to do anything at all, you really need to give your head a shake.
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Male 1,114
I got to about vocab level 30ish before i used google... Bah, donating is donating...
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Male 112
talltale said:

"I refuse to do this. The answer to world hunger, ironically enough is NOT to feed all the hungry people. People with full bellies multiply.. then you have to feed MORE people... Starvation, and disease is the worlds way of equalizing a population to it`s enviroment. If you really want to help them, educate them, and hand out condoms."

I agree.

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Male 197
...and dictionary.com has never been so slow.
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Female 68
I like this game. It reminds me that I`m smart and a slight humanitarian.
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Male 1,289
hehe. i feel useful! =]
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Male 295
Most people will donate less than 1 cent to this program. Even the biggest scorer here with 5000 points actually donates only 5 cents.

I dont think that it is anything to feel good about.

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Female 81
I appreciate stuff like this - I want to make a difference, but I don`t always have the time or resources to make it happen. Plus my vocabulary is improving!
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Male 295
Ok, lets do the math.

100 grains of rice = 2 grams.
Now 1 Kg of rice = Rs 20 per kg (approx)
= $ 0.50

So the donation per page is = 10 grains = $0.0001.

In other words, a hundred correct answers will donate 1 cent to the charity.

I believe the advertising income is many hundred times more than that.

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Male 5,094
skyblue_15: It does, skeet shooting is an olympic sport.
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Male 5,094
Talltale: So what you`re saying is that you study better on an empty stomach?

1900 grains for now, 42 vocabulary level. This goes to favourites though.

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Female 193
According to this site, skeet means trapshooting.
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Male 195
so from what i see, there are two ways to do this, dictionary.com to find each answer, or click one button really fast and hope it works
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Male 1,141
is this legit?
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Male 10,440
20 grains is all I`m willing to donate today.
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Male 317
before anyone else criticizes this website, stop. no, giving food may not be the answer. no, we can`t be sure of where the rice is going. Maybe it is to only 3 third world countries that support the companies involved. maybe.

but it`s something. and i don`t know about you, but there have been a lot of times in which I, for one, wished I could do something to change the world. But it`s such a monumental task that few ever get around to taking action. It`s much easier to not donate any rice than to set up this project and at least TRY to make some kind of difference.

this is SOMETHING, and to criticize these companies for trying to make sure that children do not STARVE to death in conditions unfathomably worse than our own is DISGUSTING.

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Female 24
I love this. Now when someone asks what I did today I can say "Well, did a load of laundry, walked the dogs, got some groceries, helped end world hunger, ya know, the usual."
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Female 38
Got to 5000 and a level 45 vocab.
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Male 842
For those of you who obviously don`t read the other posts before you add your 2 cents worth and use it by asking how this donates rice, allow me to direct your attention to pudleofcrud`s post on the first page.

Anyway...Not fair! I suggested this link 3 days ago. Boo! :-P Very good website. I made it to 1000 grains and level 39 vocab. Must...get...to...50...

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Female 2,695
i don`t understand how this donates rice..
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Male 315
I did the math - approx 100 people have been given three square meals a day thanks to this website.
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Female 285
this is so weird. My english teacher told our class about this site just yesturday!
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Male 1,455
Talltale is right. Giving food is not the answer.
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Female 30
it gives you a really bad feeling once you stop "playing"... like you dont care that people out there are starving... gosh, this is strange...
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Male 204
why dont they just donate the f`ing rice!!!
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Male 876
I donated 1100 grains of rice... Woot
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Female 157
Got to 1000...I feel happy ^^
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Male 778
I finally made it to 50 and guessed past my last few. got to 1500 and then decided to stop. Perhaps later i`ll start up again.. but i`ll definantly spread it around.
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Male 305
Oh crap! 50 levels of difficulty and I only made it to 38. Sigh*
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Male 305
Ah, so that`s why everyone quits at 1000. Me too.
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Male 38
disadvantageous lol
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Male 101
I got up to vocab level 24 after 1000 grains, but I think it`s an interesting site and will be coming back - always good to learn new words.
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Male 3,619
i dont want to tell you all, but i dont think this is an actual thing, i think its just people who is trying to tell us something, and are showing us their idea and concept. i like it, but its not tru. *sniff*
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Male 1,383
Wow, can`t they just donate loads rather than restrict them on what people want to donate?
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Male 492
i can`t seem to get past a level 32 vocab. I get a word that trips me up, or i read it incorrectly. then again, i have been up for nearly 24 hours, so it may be due, impart, to exaustion.
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Male 298
i feel like a good person now...
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Female 104
I got to 1000 and gave up...
good idea though
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Male 626
i got bored after 100 grains... are you a really caring person ratdog or do you really have nothing else to do? Just asking, i am not dissing, good on ya for that but still... yicks o.o
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Female 158
Got boring after 4670 grains of rice.
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Male 11
To quote the late Mitch Hedberg:

Rice is great if you`re hungry and want 2000 of something.

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Female 299
I love vocab words. Even if this wasn`t a donation site, it would still be a fun game.
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Female 965
Bambino means toddler. I clicked toddler and it told me I got it wrong.
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Male 112
Maybe the hungry people should try this and end thier hunger for themselves.
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Male 1,275
IM HELPING
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Male 2,486
Through the power of www.dictionary.com, and this website.. I will end world hunger.. FOREVER.
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Female 679
You tell them pudleofcrud...

Anyway thats a really good website.

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Male 27
In short: it`s just a fun way of clicking ads.
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Male 95
This is from the website FAQ:

If you have the rice to give, why not give it all away right now?

We are not sitting on a pile of rice―you are earning it 10 grains at a time. Here is how it works. When you play the game, advertisements appear on the bottom of your screen. The money generated by these advertisements is then used to buy the rice. So by playing, you generate the money that pays for the rice donated to hungry people.

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Male 480
come on this is obviously fake
i can just simply write a program to click on the same button over and over again... forever!
I have never seen a gaayer idea to waste my time
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Male 134
and me complaining about it will do even less...
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Male 134
^ because they dont wanna bother with them secretly, i like the idea but it seems stupid if they have enough money to donate 10 grains of rice everytime someone puts in a correct answer then they should just donate 1 million USD to that place... btw does it ever specify where they ship those 10 grains off? 1 grain to every 3rd world country they are supporting im guessing... yea this is doing alot...
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Male 991
...If they have all this rice why don`t they just give it to them? Why do we have to answer vocabulary questions?
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Male 27
talltale: do you think they should eat their children like Johnathan Swift mentioned in his satire? If we`re to educate them, we need to feed them; they should not suffer.
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Male 300
OMG!! This is an awesome website!!! It`s like killing two birds with one stone: boosting my vocabulary and ending world hunger!!
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Female 40
Arrrrrooooozzzz. Yo quiero un poco!
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Male 38
I refuse to do this. The answer to world hunger, ironically enough is NOT to feed all the hungry people. People with full bellies multiply.. then you have to feed MORE people... Starvation, and disease is the worlds way of equalizing a population to it`s enviroment. If you really want to help them, educate them, and hand out condoms.
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Female 1,596
Hate the vocab words. :/
Seems nice that you trade food for the hunger with knowledge.
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Male 70
Pretty cool. I just "helped" donate 1000 grains of rice. Although, I don`t know why they can`t just go out and donate at least a few thousand dollars rather than some grains of rice.
Hmmm... gets kind of fun after a while though... man i need some sleep.
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Male 119
got to 1000 and got bored...good post tho
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Male 20,169
Link: Food for Thought [Rate Link] - End world hunger--10 grains of rice at a time--with every word you know.
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