Want to put your big vocabulary to good use? Go to FreeRice and play a multiple-choice word game. For every correct answer, the site will donate 10 grains of rice through the United Nations to help end world hunger. (The money comes from advertisers listed on the site.)
The game starts with easy words like murderous and gets progressively harder, with words like doggo, mucronate, mavis, and footling. I briefly hit the top score of 50, but dropped back down with my next incorrect answer. (
Reportedly, if you get 100 consecutive correct answers, you can reach the "secret" top level of 51. In my dreams... Update: Language Hat left a comment here to let us know that the "51" story is a joke.)
Since the site launched on Oct. 7, nearly 138 million grains of rice have been donated.
(A tip of the language hat to Language Hat.)