I hope that asking a question just to satisfy my curiosity isn't too self-indulgent, but does anyone know what it is about this question that stands out from the rest?
It seems to have attracted a record number of views, and votes both on the question and the answers, just since yesterday. More people have voted on this one question (seemingly just asking for the name of a fallacy), than have voted on all of the next three pages of questions put together!
I can't see anything about the question having been migrated from another site (one with more traffic perhaps), the question, and all the answers seem to have come from only yesterday, so it's not an old question bumped to the homepage. I can't think of any other explanation. I'm quite surprised to learn that even 5,000 people visited Philosophy.SE since yesterday let alone just to read this one question.
Can someone enlighten me as to what has caused this anomaly?
I don't know if anyone else is actually interested in these things, but there would appear to be a new example of the same thing which refutes all the theories put forward below except @Keelan's (that it simply appeared in Hot Network Questions). This question seems to have accumulated an astonishing 11,000 views in just two days, even the second highest voted answer has more votes than the best answers to the rest of the home-page's questions. The comments seem to strongly suggest that the question itself might not even be a good fit for Philosophy.SE and the question actually has two close votes. Am I the only one who thinks that what appears to be a temporary 'hijacking' of the site might be a problem, say when looking at highly voted/viewed questions/answers as a guide to the site's scope and preferences, for example?