Flappy Bird: a testament to mankind's cruelty. The app that destroyed so many lives in just a short amount of time will live in infamy forever, or at least until we all forget about it. It's supernatural meteoric rise to fame took us all by surprise and it seemed that none of us were ready.

Created by just one man, Flappy Bird topped the app stores in over one hundred countries worldwide and is one of the most downloaded apps in history. The absurd difficulty of the game was perhaps why it was so popular; the addictive nature of it couldn't be ignored and the more we lost the more frustrated we became. Many speculated that success in the game was just random and driven my computer bots, other's thought it was just a PR stunt for a bigger game company.

From the nonstop outrage of the millions of players, creator Dong Nguyen announced via Twitter on February 8th 2014 that he would be taking Flappy Bird down. And thus was the end of a modern day plague; perhaps next time we will be better prepared.

Take a look at this infographic for more on the life and times of one of the most talked about apps, Flappy Bird (if you dare).

Flappy Bird
courtesy of StartApp