Earlier today, I reported to @Help that though Kinja is supposed to insert /tag/ into any URL that needs it, as I wrote about in my "Tags How-to" post, it doesn't do it with numeric tags which are less than 200. Anything tagged 199 or less, if you don't put the /tag/ in manually, Kinja will resolve it to that numbered Defamer post and it does the same no matter which base URL you use.
When I was testing I tried a bunch of different numbers — there is no 1 and they start with 2 — which is why I recognized one of the headlines in the Defamer most-viewed list: "Ted Casablanca Is Insane: Inaugural Edition". It is Defamer post #13.
I'm guessing that when Tech was testing, they accidentally lost the last 3 and once it got into the "Top Stories" list, WTF clicks compounded the views. Of course, I could also be wrong and maybe Ted Casablanca is currently in the news.
Update: It does look like that after about an hour, Ted's moment has passed.
2nd Update: It's back and there have been 211 more pageviews since I last looked.