Instant Index: ‘Flappy Bird’ App Grounded by Creator

By ABC News

Feb 10, 2014 9:13pm

Instant Index Header1 Instant Index: Flappy Bird App Grounded by CreatorFrom the unconventional and awe-inspiring to the hilarious and heartwarming, here’s a look at some of the most interesting photos, videos and stories that have our newsroom talking today. What’s capturing your attention, filling your inbox and cluttering your Facebook/Twitter feed? Tweet us the stories you’re talking about using #InstantIndex, or email us at, and they could appear on “World News.”

‘Flappy Bird’ App Grounded by Creator
“Flappy Bird,” the enormously addictive game that has been downloaded millions of times, was pulled from app stores Sunday after its creator said it had ruined his “simple life.” Creator Dong Nguyen, who is based in Hanoi, Vietnam, tweeted a warning on Saturday that “Flappy Bird” would soon be grounded. “I am sorry ‘Flappy Bird’ users, 22 hours from now, I will take ‘Flappy Bird’ down. I cannot take this anymore,” he tweeted.

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Zuckerbeg Most Generous American in 2013
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, top the list of most generous Americans. The Chronicle of Philanthropy reports the couple gave almost $1 billion to a non-profit group in Silicon Valley. It was the largest reported donation last year. On the list of the top 50 donors, they are also the youngest. Both Zuckerberg and Chan are under the age of 30.

‘Dumb Starbucks’ Coffee Shop Opens in Los Angeles
A new coffee shop opened in Los Angeles this weekend called “Dumb Starbucks” and bearing a striking resemblance to the real thing. The word appears in front of every menu item from dumb vanilla latte to dumb frappuchino. They gave away free coffee Sunday. The mystery owner says “Dumb Starbucks” is a parody art gallery, not connected to Starbucks, so it’s protected by law. The real Starbucks says it’s looking into it.

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