According to the United Nations, a child dies every 6 seconds from hunger related causes.
Though 10 grains of rice may seem like a small amount, it is important to remember that while you are playing, so are thousands of other people at the same time. It is everyone together that makes the difference. Thanks to you, FreeRice has generated enough rice to feed millions of people since it started in October 2007.
WordNet, a database of 138,000 words developed at Princeton University, is like no dictionary or even thesaurus. It gives definitions and exhaustive lists of synonyms, but also links words by a web of semantic relations.
Type in "car," for example, and WordNet can display all its "hypernyms" (a car is a kind of what?) -- motor vehicle, vehicle, conveyance, instrument, artifact, physical object, thing. Then ask for its "hyponyms" and find 22 kinds of car, from ambulance to hot rod to sedan. Looking for parts of a car? Ask WordNet for "meronyms" and it gives 140 parts and subparts from accelerator pedal to windshield wiper. And in a boon to Scrabble players, WordNet will find all 303 words containing the letters "car," from carabao to vicar.
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