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There are a number of questions or answers on Stack Overflow which, for one reason or another, stand out from the rest in a measurable, objective way.

Please edit the community wiki answer below, adding particularly extraordinary questions.

While most of the initial outliers will be the easy to find "highest voted" and so forth, I'm particularly interested in having people add those that are not as easy to find. Longest answers. Longest code blocks. Highest voted comments. Longest period of time between question being posted and receiving an answer that was accepted. there are doubtless others that are notable for various reasons.

Please only call out posts and comments - this is not the place to list users that are outliers in one way or another.

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closed as primarily opinion-based by animuson, hims056, Martijn Pieters, Aziz Shaikh, 3ventic Apr 29 at 9:05

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Out of curiosity...why? –  Michael Mrozek Jun 10 '11 at 0:54
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Is this to help us find and close them? –  user7116 Jun 10 '11 at 0:54
    
@Michael the power of corner cases compels you! –  Adam Davis Jun 10 '11 at 0:56
    
@six Meh. Do with this information as you please. It's interesting, in the same way that the interesting deleted questions list is interesting. –  Adam Davis Jun 10 '11 at 0:57
    
@Adam: only brought it up as most of the Questions with 250+ answers are closed (or should be). –  user7116 Jun 10 '11 at 1:15
    
@six Yep. I'm hoping others will contribute more interesting examples. When I have time I'd like to use the data exchange to find questions which were posted after the answers to them were posted. –  Adam Davis Jun 10 '11 at 1:31
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Jon Skeet is not an outlier. All the other data points are outliers. –  mmyers Jun 10 '11 at 2:47