Note: The Ads that appear
on this page are under the
control of Google Ads,
which is a non-partisan site.
website That Builds Your Vocabulary and Donates Rice To the Poor-Truth!
Summary of the eRumor: The email tells you about the website
www.freerice.com, which is described
as having been started by a father trying to help his sons improve their
vocabularies and their awareness of world hunger as well.
The Truth: The site is authentic.
You are offered a sequence of vocabulary words and choices of what the
words may mean. If you choose the right meaning of the word, twenty
grains of rice are donated through the United Nations to help end world
It went online in October, 2007, and experienced such fast growth that
within a matter of weeks enough rice was donated by web users to feed
It was founded by online fundraising pioneer John Breen who also runs
A real example of the eRumor as it has
appeared on the Internet:
Heard of a new website on NPR this a.m. and it
was even more fun than I expected. Check out this site started by a father
trying to help his sons improve their vocabularies and their awareness of
Warning: It is a hard site to leave for those of us who
tend to be compulsive~Like me!
2 For 1
Special! SUBSCRIBE to
Our Email Alerts, Advisories, and Virus Warnings!CLICK HERE