I answered the question If 32-bit machines can only handle numbers up to 2^32, why can I write 1000000000000 (trillion) without my machine crashing? with a quick off the top of my head answer because the three answers at the time where really more comments than answers and I wanted to give the asker a better answer.
As of the time of this writing the queston has existed for two days and has had 53.7k views. I have the most upvoted answer with 476 upvotes, this makes my answer the sixth most upvoted answer on the entire site.
- What happened that made that question so extremely popular? (The only theory I have is it was linked by some popular news website or similar)
- Why is my answer so popular, what magic did I perform so I can bottle it and try and recreate it in future answers?