New Online Trivia Quiz Gives Africans Safe Drinking Water for Each Correct...

New Online Trivia Quiz Gives Africans Safe Drinking Water for Each Correct Answer

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ohmygov-trivia-game-real-unrealDo you enjoy the challenge of putting your knowledge to the test? A new and addictive trivia game from gives people the power to save lives while they engage in their favorite pastime: frivolously spending time on the Internet.

The “Real or UnReal” game presents factoids taken from breaking news, political history, science and technology, and the strange-but-true stories of government that OhMyGov, the Webby-honored blog, is known for, and asks readers to guess: Are they Real or UnReal?  For every correct answer, OhMyGov donates money to its charity partner, Blood:Water Mission, to provide one day’s worth of safe drinking water for a child in Africa.

Already, during the game’s pilot phase, over 10,000 days of safe drinking water have been earned — the equivalent of 23 years. Correct clicks turn into dollars donated by OhMyGov, which go directly toward projects by Blood:Water Mission to reduce disease and provide a hopeful future by giving communities access to safe, potable water.

“By playing Real or UnReal a few minutes a day and sharing the link with friends, anyone can help to make safe drinking water a reality,” said co-founder and executive editor Mark Malseed.

Real or UnReal is entirely web-based and can be played on a variety of devices, including iPads and iPhones — perfect for spicing up long commutes, waiting-room delays, and dull seminars. The animated game features a water truck that fills up during every correct click, and a calendar marking off your progress toward a month of safe, clean water.

“People get tremendous satisfaction from helping those in need, but let’s be honest, they also love to relax and waste some time Web — so we decided to combine the two and make it easy to support a good cause,” joked Malseed.

OhMyGov’s charitable partner, Blood:Water Mission, has provided locally relevant water solutions to over 600,000 people in 11 countries across sub-Saharan Africa. Founded in 2005 by the GRAMMY Award-winning band, Jars of Clay, Blood:Water Mission has worked  with over 1000 local communities to construct wells, rehabilitate springs, and promote rain tanks.

Test your knowledge now, and help a child get a clean drink of water: