I tried playing Flappy Bird and couldn’t get past the first pipe. The bird, despite its many falls, was impervious to my failures – he was quite unflappable. Turns out I wasn’t the only one crashing him into pipes continuously, but I’ve had friends make it through 92 pipes. There is some kind of sick genius involved that makes you try and try again, and this sick genius is also what spawned a slew of articles on the short-lived game. Check them out at Flappy Bird Think Pieces.