Go to Freerice.com and test your vocabulary – for every word you get correct 10 grains of rice are sent to the developing world.
I rarely play ‘computer games’ but find this compulsive – it awakens my brain! Here’s a section about it from an article in the Observer (11.11.07)
Freerice.com launched on 7 October and a measly 830 grains of rice were donated to charity that day. By last week the daily amount had hit 77m. The game has even made it into the Washington Post, which asked: ‘What if just knowing what a word meant you could help feed hungry people around the world?’ With brands including American Express, Apple and Toshiba lapping up the advertising, maybe it can.
Thanks to John Connell for the link.