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Rice Grains Per Cup

Re: Free Rice
It turns out that there are approximately 8000 grains of rice to a cup. So far I have donated a little over a quarter cup of rice, and learned a lot of new words. Sadly my score tends to vacillate between 38 and 43. One day I will break the 45 barrier. Of course the site tends to teach you synonyms more than the actual definition, so I would be weary of using any words I learned there in conversation or writing without first getting the true definition. Still it is a great idea.

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kytyn_
Nov. 2nd, 2007 05:09 pm (UTC)
my score seemed to get to 45 then hover - drop to 44 then back up.
however, I think it's more a reflection of my test taking skills than vocabulary. weed out the ones it's not then make a good guess based on root or whatever. (so instead of guessing right 1/4 I was hitting closer to 80%+) either that or my brain knows more than I do. plus I had some good runs of "hey, I've seen that word in my sf/f readings".

I also did it in a set of 300 and set of 450 - don't know what would happen going for longer.
raaga123
Nov. 3rd, 2007 03:06 am (UTC)
I suppose I owe you an indirect apology, since I'm the one who turned chikuru on to the site. I'm adequately punished, though; I've donated over 1.25 cups of rice.
grieve
Nov. 3rd, 2007 03:47 am (UTC)
It may be addictive, but at least it is mostly harmless. :)
whimsy1030
Nov. 6th, 2007 03:40 am (UTC)
Mostly harmless, sure... but could you warn a person before you go springing something that addictive on them? No, wait, eds3 is still playing with Portal. I can keep playing - I mean, donate some more rice.
grieve
Nov. 8th, 2007 01:45 am (UTC)
At least you are learning vocabulary. eds3 is just striving for some cake. The CAKE IS A LIE!
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