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Obscure vocabulary ends world hunger
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I find this site immensely gratifying. It's sort of like a cross between the hunger site and a vocabulary test. It asks you what certain words mean, you get them right, it makes a donation of rice.

The reason I find it gratifying — far more so than I should, I'm sure — is that I am primarily a mathematical and scientific based person. In the comparison between mathematical and verbal reasoning skills, my verbal reasoning skills tend to get left behind.

I generally tend to think that I actually have very good verbal intelligence, but it's just that my mathematical side is even better. One is that due to my scientific vocation, I tend to have a dreadful lack of knowledge when it comes to the other side of things. The other is that I hang out with wonderfully intelligent people, which makes taking a baseline comparison rather more difficult.

As such, it's most gratifying that I can score 49 out of a possible 50 on a vocabulary test. Yes, I'm well aware that it's almost but not quite entirely meaningless, but I'm still feeling smug over it.

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I did really badly on that. I suspect that's because, rather unfairly, it kept giving me words I didn't know.

I had fun for a bit, but decided it was reusing questions too quickly.

I satisfied myself that I can go up to 50 and rarely below 48, and that was as much fun as I could stand.

The site presumably contributes rather little to charity--something like 500 grains of rice (probably as much fun as most people can stand) isn't much rice.

This would seem to suggest otherwise (provided they're reporting accurately, of course).

That was addictive. I played til I went over 1k and my eyes were hurting. lol.

I've been poking at this on and off through the day, and have probably contributed between 5-8k worth of rice.

But, I really wouldn't want to be responsible for counting each grain. Why aren't they serving in grams? I'd feel much more useful if my smarts were providing portions by weight than by quantity. Who's to say every grain of rice is the same?

Still, I think I've fed a couple of people today, and that's nothing to sniff at.

But, I really wouldn't want to be responsible for counting each grain. Why aren't they serving in grams? I'd feel much more useful if my smarts were providing portions by weight than by quantity. Who's to say every grain of rice is the same?

You're joking, I hope?

I sincerely doubt that anyone is counting each grain, and that they are doling them out by grammes (or ounces or tons or other unit of weight or mass), using a standard conversion -- even if rice grains aren't as uniform in weight as carob seeds are said to be.

Of course I'm joking.

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