I do check the blog stats occasionally. Had a bit on an anomaly yesterday - over 2,000 page views on a post I did about a year ago landscape-checkers-in-washington-state. A site called cracked.com linked to my post under the title 17-images-you-wont-believe-arent-photoshopped-part-10. Number 14 was my post they called God's Chess Board although they used a different image that is not as sharp as the one I had come across on the USGS site.
While the checkerboard pattern is unusual, the other pictures on cracked.com are pretty amazing and worth checking out.