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Speak posh and save the world

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I just learned of a computer game that was so neat I just had to share it: freerice.com. The game itself, like most good games, is really simple: You get a fairly difficult English word, like ‘abatement’, and have to guess it’s correct meaning among four options.

When you get it right, the questions get harder (what the heck does ‘avouch’ mean?) – but the interesting thing is, that for each correct answer the game’s sponsors donate 20 gram of rice to the United Nations World Food Programme.

Ok, so there are better ways to create sustainable development, but as a kind of timekiller with a conscience, this one’s not too bad, no?

Written by Anders Sundnes Løvlie

Wednesday, December 19, 2007 at 17:24

Posted in Computer games

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