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10/8/2016 9:42:06 PM
Posted: 1 month ago
At 10/8/2016 6:23:23 PM, Cody_Franklin wrote:
Why wouldn't they just donate the rice right from the beginning?

The questions are fairly easy so it's a good per day indicator of how much to donate.
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10/8/2016 11:38:35 PM
Posted: 1 month ago
At 10/8/2016 9:42:06 PM, mc9 wrote:
At 10/8/2016 6:23:23 PM, Cody_Franklin wrote:
Why wouldn't they just donate the rice right from the beginning?

The questions are fairly easy so it's a good per day indicator of how much to donate.

Right, that's not what I'm asking. I mean, why wouldn't they just donate the rise directly instead of making it contingent on people playing a game?
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10/8/2016 11:42:38 PM
Posted: 1 month ago
It is apparently true.

As to who foots the bill for the food being donated, the site says: "The rice is paid for by the advertisers whose names you see on the bottom of your vocabulary screen." As more people play the game, the site racks up more advertising revenue, which in turn is converted into food donations for the hungry.

On 7 October 2007, the first day of the site's operations, only 830 grains were donated. As of 9 June 2009, the number of grains of rice given away amounts to 65,307,213,570.

The rice is distributed by the United Nations' World Food Programme (WFP), an organization that in 2006 reached 87.8 million people in 78 countries.

http://www.snopes.com...
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10/9/2016 12:23:04 AM
Posted: 1 month ago
At 10/8/2016 11:38:35 PM, Cody_Franklin wrote:
At 10/8/2016 9:42:06 PM, mc9 wrote:
At 10/8/2016 6:23:23 PM, Cody_Franklin wrote:
Why wouldn't they just donate the rice right from the beginning?

The questions are fairly easy so it's a good per day indicator of how much to donate.

Right, that's not what I'm asking. I mean, why wouldn't they just donate the rise directly instead of making it contingent on people playing a game?

I guess it makes people feel good and it might help in that it gives farmers reasonable quotas
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10/9/2016 3:48:28 AM
Posted: 1 month ago
At 10/8/2016 6:25:34 PM, Wylted wrote:
I'll let XLAV know about the free rice.

*triggered*

*insert racist shaming comment here*
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10/9/2016 3:50:36 AM
Posted: 1 month ago
At 10/8/2016 11:40:17 PM, Cody_Franklin wrote:
At 10/8/2016 11:38:35 PM, Cody_Franklin wrote:
Right, that's not what I'm asking. I mean, why wouldn't they just donate the rice directly instead of making it contingent on people playing a game?

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