Recently i have found that all the Hot questions are assigned particular numbers which are called the "hotness points".
When we hover mouse over a particular question, we get to know how much point it has been awarded with.
For example, for this question it's said:
This question has been arbitrarily awarded 78,451 hotness points.
I am curious to know who awards these points only on some particular questions and on what basis are these points awarded?
Although it says "arbitrarily awarded" still there has to be some principle behind the act of assigning particular numbers to particular questions.
For example, how to decide exactly how many "hotness points" should be awarded to a particular Hot question?