You know those things that you find on the Internet that become total time sucks? I’m not talking about Facebook here, but rather addicting, simple games that you often go to when you want to procrastinate a more productive task. For me, I spent high school trying to resist the urge to play Snake on my graphing calculator during math class or Bubble Trouble on my laptop during free period. Right now, in college, my friends love to Sporcle.
(I apologize to everyone who clicks on these links and becomes unproductive.)
Well, there is one site that I can confidently assert is not a total time suck. In fact, it does some good.
Did you know that 925 million people do not have enough to eat? That’s more than the populations of USA, Canada and the European Union, just FYI. Organizations like the World Food Programme work to raise awareness and fight hunger worldwide. One of the creative ways of doing just that is through the online game at Freerice.com.
For every trivia question you answer correctly, the WFP donates 10 grains of rice to help end hunger. If you don’t feel like reliving vocabulary tests, you can choose a different subject: math, art, chemistry, geography, etc. Unfortunately they haven’t branched out to food trivia or facts about the television sitcom Friends. I would be all over that like, well, white on rice.