My husband’s friend Janey Choi sent a link to this procrastinator-friendly computer game. Called Free Rice, this web site poses spelling-bee-level vocab words and four multiple-choice definitions. For each correct response, the org donates 10 grains of rice through the United Nations to “help end world hunger.” I got to 110 grains: calumny means slander! A slammer is a wrench! Carillon are bells! But brogan is a shoe, not a pixie.
Count ’em: 160 grains of rice. That’ll fill some poor starving Somalian’s belly.