The longer a thread gets, the more hits the spiders make. This thread is active, and runs for 71 pages, so every new post probably causes them to crawl through all 71 pages every time. The counter will double in a few months!
So that means the view counter is rising according to some kind of exponential function.
So, in time, the whole Internet will collapse into this thread, just like Lake Peigneur.
Verum audaces non gerunt indusia alba. - Ipsi dixit MCMLXXII