Sound Byte (maigrey) wrote,
Sound Byte

through the hourglass like grains of ... rice

hat tip to garth:

Don't you wish there was a way you could feel morally satisfied about your internet time wastage AND make yourself feel smart? Today I discovered the most adorably efficient way to accomplish both goals: Free Rice. It's a multiple choice vocabulary game, and for each word you guess correctly, the advertisers on the site donate 10 grains of rice to the United Nations World Food Program. Oh, and the competitive, ego-driven side of this? With each 3 correct answers, you go up a level and the words get harder. The maximum level is 50, though according to the FAQ, few get past 48.

10,000 grains of rice later, I only maxed out at 46...

And if you were curious: (from wikianswers)
According to Producer's Rice Mills, (, there are over 29,000 grains in a pound of long grain white rice.

You'd have slightly fewer for long grain brown, as each grain retains its bran layer. Short grain rice is 3-4 times shorter, so you'd have 3-4 times as many in a pound.


  • Tired.

    Being in the office at 8:30 am means getting up at 5 because I hate traffic and traffic starts at 6:30. Wah. But I did get more Caribou. YOMS.

  • Making orthodontia better

    + ...I have about 4 hours before I can't eat anything that isn't soft...

  • For Lori.

    I hate you pollen. HATE YOU.

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