@kelseyfrog I'm not sure but I would suspect surges in wikipedia interest relate often to news cycles. So one reason may be a character in media with the trait, or a celebrity. However, I'd probably expect more views for either. So my guess would be a socialmedia post. The topic, and even this link, comes up several times a year for most of the recent years, including 2018 on /r/todayilearned on reddit, but none that appears to line up with this specific date.

@kelseyfrog A time-range google search of reddit finds no good matches, but, the bird-place bore fruit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ewsGmhAjjjI October 9th 2018, I find lots of sharing of it from around that time, and the youtube algo seems to have pushed it too. I'd say this is almost certainly the source of the main hump in your screenshot.

@kelseyfrog Sometimes really popular TIL reddit threads can cause obscure wiki articles to show up on the "Top read" pages (I can't find a link to that list, but it shows up in the mobile app). My guess is for that.

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