Bailey’s News Bytes
Bailey Rankin, ‘Doah Staff Writer
February 12, 2014
Flappy Bird, the hottest and newest app for Smartphones has been pulled down from the market as of Sunday afternoon. It was number one among iPhones and Androids. Users who had it already downloaded by Sunday will still be able to play it, but no newcomers will be able to get to it unless the creator Dong Nguyen changes his mind and makes it accessible again. Yahoo News reports that it still unclear why the creator is taking down the game although he was becoming very wealthy. He was netting $50,000 a day off revenue. It is being reported that people are selling their phones with the game already downloaded on it. Some phones are selling for over $2,000.
In India, there is a female tiger that has been prying on the people of a small village. The tigress has killed its 10th person in six weeks, just a day after escaping a trap set up by hunters including a live calf. It has been said that the tigress is prowling across over 80 miles of land. Chief wildlife warden said, “The animal has started attacking humans because it is not getting its natural prey.” India’s wild tigers are considered endangered because of poachers and shrinking habitats. (AP)
The U.S. women’s hockey team is off to a great start already winning their first two games by landslides. On Feb. 8, the team faced Finland and won 3-1. Both teams were ranked among the best in the world, but USA came out clearly on top. Goals by Hilary Knight, Kelli Stack and Alex Carpenter. The next game against Switzerland was a doozy. The women grasped the victory of 9-0 against the Swiss while breaking Olympic record. Their win included three goals in 55 seconds during the first period, which are the fastest three goals in a game. At the end of period one they were already up 5-0 and Amanda Kessel netted three of those goals, being denied of the hat trick. Yahoo News wrote, “an awesome individual effort from Kessel, slicing through the Swiss defense like they were…well, you get it.”