It's a vocabulary test. For every word you get right, FreeRice donates 10 grains of rice to a hungry persons around the world. The rice is distributed by the United Nations World Food Program (WFP).

FreeRice automatically adjusts to your level of vocabulary. It starts by giving you words at different levels of difficulty and then, based on how you do, assigns you an approximate starting level. You then determine a more exact level for yourself as you play. When you get a word wrong, you go to an easier level.

There are 50 levels in all, but it is rare for people to get above level 48.

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"Helping people in steps of $0.0001… Feeling good… No need whatsoever of moving your butt… How cute."

diskussed is just the kind of person that should be locked in a room to starve. sitting at your computer writing banal comments, helping no one, all with no need whatsoever of moving your butt... how cute.
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I got to level 41 in a minute or less and only donated something like 140 grains of rice. I'm not anyone special, like a teacher or someone who knows latin. I didn't look up the words in a dictionary, and I'm still in school. Is that odd? :S
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BTW, I was wondering how many grains it takes to make 1 pound. WikiAnswers says it's 29,000. So as of Nov 19th, they've raised enough money for 45 tons of rice (2000 lbs each). On Nov 18th, 171 million grains translates to almost 3 tons (5,892 pounds). Minor compared with the need, but not insignificant.

If the growth continues at all on the rate it's going, it could turn into a significant amount.

Also, check the Wikipedia entry for more info.
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