In 2014 a little mobile game called Flappy Bird took the world by storm, becoming a viral sensation of sorts. The game was so popular, at one point it was reportedly bringing in 50 thousand dollars a day in ad revenue. Just as this game was at its peak, it was mysteriously pulled from all app stores and never returned. This left many with unanswered questions. Today I tell the story of flappy bird and its enigmatic creator, Dong Nguyen.