The free rice contest begins again now. Free rice is a website where Ronda Rousey (a.k.a. daughter number 3) has a group. where you answer questions on topics like math, Spanish, English vocabulary, science - the questions are pretty easy in some categories. For every question you answer, the advertisers on the site donate 10 grains of rice to the World Food Program.
In case you don't know, Ronda is going to be fighting for the UFC on February 23, in Anaheim, California. You can buy tickets here or watch it on pay-per-view.
Before each title fight, Ronda runs a contest to raise food for the hungry
since she is cutting weight and hungry. Between the last two fights, the group has raised over 30,000,000 grains of rice. Since one bowl
of rice is about 3,400 grains and comes out to about 3 cups of cooked
rice, that is enough to feed approximately 8,850 people.
How to win, what to win, when to win details below. First of all, join
the group and donate rice. How it works is if you click on the link to join the group, you answer questions and for every correct answer 10 grains of rice are donated by the ad sponsor. (The ads vary.)
Here is how to win stuff:
1. Be in the top five donors OR donate a million grains of rice (easier
than it sounds - four people have done it so far).
By the way, if you are in this group and will be at the
fight LET ME KNOW. We will try to catch up and give you your winnings in
nice people at Fight Chix donated. Ronda will autograph it all.
2. Be lucky. Out of all of the rest of the people who have donated, we
will pull three people out at sort of random. We'll weight your chances
by the amount of rice donated. I'm a statistical programmer so I can do
that sort of thing. If you have donated 300,000 grains of rice you have
30,000 times the chance of the person who donated 10 grains - but they
DO still have a chance. Hey, people buy lottery tickets, right? Those
people will also get prizes.
When: As of weigh-ins on February 22nd.
Thank you for feeding hungry people, by the way. To quote Ronda, "It sucks to be hungry".
Make sure when you are playing that it shows rondaUFC as your group at the top right if you want the group to get credit.
though I said this, there will be at least 40 times when people don't
do it and then write me to complain they did not get credit. I know
because I have done this and I am estimating at least 10% of the
population is as dumb as me.)
Notice this is a
new group. We could not get the old one re-set to zero, and since this
is her first UFC fight, it seemed only fitting to start a new group.
P.S. We have gotten organized. In the past we had some problem with people getting their stuff. Some of it seemed to have disappeared en route and then we had to send them something again. Or we'd think it got mailed out with the last bunch of stuff and it was still sitting in the supply closet in my office. So, this time we will be sending everything out in one fell swoop after the fight, and keeping tracking numbers.