Far and away*, the most popular question on this site is the A-10 dark spot one. I'm curious, does anyone have an explanation?

*nothing within 50k views

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    $\begingroup$ My answer is awesome! ;) $\endgroup$
    – egid
    Commented Sep 22, 2015 at 4:17

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Most questions with a huge number of views spent some time in the hot question list that gets displayed on all sites. This question in particular got much wider exposure and wound up in aggregator sites, notably news.ycombinator.com (and iirc, the number one spot on that site for a time). The well-above-normal exposure drove a huge number of page views.


The snake biting its tail:

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