There’s no shortage of trivia games and apps you can play on your computer or smartphone. But most of them don’t have the payout that the two I’m about to tell you about do. Granted, one of these two websites has been around for quite some time but I just heard about it so it’s new to me and hopefully it will be new to you as well.
The first one is FreeRice.com. The premise here is simple. Go to the website, answer a trivia question correctly and the company will donate 10 grains of rice through the World Food Programme to help end hunger. The more questions you answer correctly, the more rice that gets donated.
The second one is JohnnyAppl, which has a similar concept as FreeRice.com. But instead of donating rice, JohnnyAppl donates trees through the Eden Reforestation Projects. The trees are used for reforestation projects in Madagascar, Ethiopia and Haiti. And all you need to do to help donate is answer their trivia questions correctly.
Who pays for this?
Both FreeRice and JohnnyAppl pay for their donations through sponsors and advertisements. That’s why they need you to answer the questions to make the donations. The advertisers need a way for people to see their ads and this is an easy way to accomplish that. It’s really a win-win for everyone.
So why not take a few minutes out of your day to donate some rice or help plant a tree? Who knows, you might just end up with a better vocabulary too!