The Boardgames Stack Exchange question How would an instant or sorcery with an effect that targets work with Feather? became a Hot Network Question three times, according to its timeline:

timeline showing three 'became hot network question' events

All three events have the exact timestamp (19:14:39 UTC - shown when you click the 'toggle format' link or upon hovering) so it's probably a race condition or something.

It's not a unique case; this SEDE query finds instances on a single site, and this cross-site query lists all occurrences in the network (currently 201). The current record holder is the Worldbuilding question How Would I Believably Wipe Out an Entire Planet's Population and Culture Without Destroying Said Planet? with 35 HNQ entry events.

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  • It could be that the question dropped on and off the list, but I didn't think that this was supposed to leave an entry (see the announcement). – Laurel May 7 '19 at 20:46
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    @Laurel Nah, that only happens every 15 minutes, so it'd have different time stamps. These are all the same. It's more obvious if you "toggle format" to get the precise time rather than the relative time. The thing I find curious is that they aren't considered simultaneous. – Catija May 7 '19 at 20:52
  • I wonder if three events could have sequentially checked if it was on the list and seeing that it wasn't checked for the particular tested attribute, seeing that the condition had been met it added it and fired off a message, a rare occurance? - is there a SEDE query to check for superheated HNQs? (is that how this was discovered). – Rob May 8 '19 at 0:53
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    Same thing here, but just twice. Maybe the bug is on its way to being fixed (thrice to twice)? – Rand al'Thor May 9 '19 at 16:23
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    Few more examples 1, 2 – Arulkumar Jun 11 '19 at 8:16
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    Another example with 23 occurrences within three seconds – Sam Onela Jun 22 at 16:10
  • We got one with 25 occurrences: data.stackexchange.com/materials/query/1232023/… – user1271772 Jun 28 at 3:21

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