Friday, March 20, 2009

Online games for good

I love online games and I'm pretty sure that Stargirl does to. We also love to be smartypants. Stargirl is quite the nerd...and I mean that in the most loving way. What's one way to combine a love of addicting online games and a thirst for knowledge? Online trivia!

When you one-up online trivia by doing good for people around the world, you get the following games that, by getting questions right, you donate water or food to people who need it.

10 grains of rice of rice, a spoonful of flour, or a cup of water might not seem like a lot. Wait until the addiction kicks in, however, and that 10 grains of rice really adds up. So do the 10 grains of every other person around the world playing.

This was the first do-good online trivia game I was introduced to. This game tests your vocabulary (you can choose other subjects, but that's how it starts) and for every right answer you get, 10 grains of rice will be donated through the UN World Food program to help end hunger. 

Health care trivia! Three right answers provide a DAY's worth of water for a student.

It's a geography game of accuracy with a sliding scale."A perfectly correct answer will result in a donation of 10 cups of water; less accurate will result in 9 cups of water and so on; A completely wrong answer means no cups of water will be donated on your behalf;"

This game tests your knowledge of world geography and world cultures. Each right answer gives a spoonful of flour to end hunger.

♥, Tiffany a.k.a. Tiffasaurus
Tiffasaurus has her own blog which she updates regularly, "In Pursuit." It's a knot of self-indulgent lunacy.

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