It was a quiet day on Stack Overflow. The trolls haven't left their puny grotto's and the Spammers focused on other parts of the Internet. A seasoned user with 9970 rep was looking for an easy question to get the three upvotes needed to access the wild secrets of the moderator tools. And then it happened.
He refreshed for the next time and a new question was shown on top of the list. He opened the question and read it. His eyes widened while his brain tries to figure out an answer. This couldn't be that hard. But the question was gibberish. Well not exactly gibberish, it was incomprehensible, but on a different scale. First he thought about utter nonsense and his mouse moved to the close button. But then he started wondering. Is this real nonsense, or am I too stupid to understand this question. But I can't be stupid with 9970, almost 10k rep.
In the mean time the question started to collect votes. Upvotes, downvotes, close and reopen votes. A wild discussion started with comments. 10, 20, 100 comments. Respectable members where caught calling each other names. And the question collected the third gold badge for favorites.
He saw it all and couldn't understand. The question was too hard for his brain, but he still wanted to get those three upvotes. And while his brain worked hard to find an answer. He heard a loud bang. And then nothing. The question that kills was born, and he was just the first victim.