There is a question of mine that sometimes makes me chuckle. A trivial, very non-urgent question with little to no practical value. A question on why names starting with "J" are more common than words starting with "J", within the English language naturally. I expected to perhaps have to put a bounty on it, to ever get a good answer, but quite surprisingly, the question gained a lot of attention. Ninety-something upvotes, 15K views and many answers/comments, the top one scoring 150 upvotes.
I have pondered over why, and my most reasonable explanation is that the question is quite unique, requesting information that users on this don't usually have to access. I am not quite sure about that one though, as the top answer I believe dealt a lot with Hebrew etymology, which is quite commonplace in the English language. Perhaps it was the format? I don't know, what do you think?
EDIT: User Mari-LouA let me know that most likely the bulk of visits came from HNQ, but she also had a point about why the question might have summoned curiosity in the readers. She laid up two camps, a) Native speakers who weren't aware of this difference, and b) People who were, and upvoted due to their pre-existing curiosity.
Which camp do/did you belong in?