Magnificent animal gets silly name in internet vote, and every digital punk on the planet thinks they can claim credit because they posted a Vote for Mister Splashy Pants link on their blog.

Well, for the enlightenment of a few of you Spartacus wannabes out there, here's your actual share of the 119,367 votes which Splashy Pants got...

B3ta: If Greenpeace were previously unaware of why Mr Splashy Pants proved to be such a popular choice, they will now understand that the glorious blame lies firmly at the door of B3TA." (1,243 votes)

geenstijl.nl: Greenpeace PWNED! (12,760 votes)

Fark: "Behold the power of Fark" (660 votes)

Sorry, boys. We know you all want to do that chest pounding thing on top of the Empire State Building, but you weren't the top apes.

A few of our colleagues here in the Greenpeace Secret Mountain Laboratory thought there was a single source as well. They'd poke around in the back alleys of Technorati, then drop by the Webby Café to say "Hey! I found the reason Mister Splashy Pants won! This site, see, they were telling people to vote for him!"

But this is the information superhighway, kids. Everything is measureable.

If we open up our Google Analytics stats package, let's have a look at the top 500 referrers to the Mister Splashy Pants vote page. Why lookee there! No one site sent anything close to a majority of the 119,000+ votes that Mister Splash Pants got.

Treehugger gets a big Splashy Thanks as top of the heap, but Reddit actually drove the most votes.

[Dweeby Stat clarification that you should only read if you sport a pen-protector in your shirt pocket: Reddit linked to the vote page via a URL with a malformed parameter on it, which means you need to combine their stats in the report above with a a report dedicated to that URL variant. That report also gives you an interesting insight into who grabbed their url from Reddit, too. (Ahem, that would be youse gloriously blameworthy guys over at B3ta.com, by the way -- but don't worry, we still love you.) ]

The fact is, a pretty odd community of internet denizens owns this win, from the pranksters who think they pulled a fast one on Greenpeace, to fun-loving supporters of the name who think they trounced ecosnobs, to gen-u-ine whale lovers who saw Mister Splashy as the goofy poster child that draws big traffic to a worthy cause, to the Facebook Group of the name's original nominator, Omar Zayed.

And for those of you who want to know precisely how much of the Splashy Pants Pie belongs to your site, below is a table of the top 500 referrers to the vote page. We expect every one of you who has driven a vote for the name to now take the next three steps in this ongoing Splash Dance: You named him, now: Save him, send him, wear him.

Source

Unique

Pageviews

(direct)

36896

reddit.com

20322

Greenpeace-whale-mail

17623

treehugger.com

14821

geenstijl.nl

12760

weblog.greenpeace.org

10432

google

3922

hotmail.com

1989

vote.greenpeace.org

1564

genmay.com

1290

gawker.com

1244

b3ta.com

1243

facebook.com

1186

metafilter.com

1101

bulletins.myspace.com

946

blogs.news.com.au

927

mail.yahoo.com

889

gpforums.co.nz

864

forums.fark.com

660

mail.google.com

619

enemydown.co.uk

600

kissmesuzy.blogspot.com

600

meganmcardle.theatlantic.com

598

theagitator.com

520

popurls.com

498

whythatsdelightful.wordpress.com

469

gamedev.net

455

trapperman.com

447

sensibleerection.com

438

mentalfloss.com

399

ehrensenf.de

353

nerve.com

324

xoverboard.com

314

retecool.com

305

blog.myspace.com

292

episteme.arstechnica.com

292

ar15.com

285

sargasso.nl

280

bojack.org

273

shacknews.com

270

transbuddha.com

259

hippyshopper.com

258

4chan.org

245

focusjunior.it

244

board.crewcial.org

232

forums.somethingawful.com

232

jimmyr.com

215

buzzfeed.com

210

webmail.aol.com

210

forums.overclockers.com.au

200

datalounge.com

196

mistersplashypants.com

191

digg.com

169

mfrost.typepad.com

167

forums.offtopic.com

164

hs.facebook.com

164

sigforum.com

164

yakyak.org

164

netvibes.com

163

myeve.eve-online.com

159

ukmb.net

156

fazed.net

154

bycommonconsent.com

150

refugeforums.com

150

bloggerheads.com

145

growabrain.typepad.com

138

forums.facepunchstudios.com

133

cardhouse.com

130

ohiohondas.com

128

bloglines.com

125

dhadm.com

123

mothering.com

123

invisionfree.com

122

mangoat.net

120

c-plusplus.de

118

tivocommunity.com

118

mailcenter.comcast.net

111

spiegel.de

111

cracked.com

108

forum.paradoxplaza.com

101

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101

plinkomedia.com

101

twitter.com

101

live.com

100

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99

wired.com

99

newgrounds.com

96

evanschiller.blogspot.com

94

meebo.com

93

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89

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89

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87

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87

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86

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84

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84

manxforums.com

84

rantsnraves.org

84

woxy.lala.com

84

filepile.org

79

mbd.scout.com

79

yahoo.com

79

purerave.com

77

forums.evolutionm.net

75

ndnation.com

75

newcougar.org

75

someguywithawebsite.com

75

avalanchers.co.uk

72

boingboing.net

72

nissansilvia.com

72

blondie.cl

70

b9board.com

67

drama.acidpit.org

67

readytogo.net

67

tes.co.uk

65

thedancingemu.deviantart.com

65

behindthebuzz.com

62

forums.civfanatics.com

62

forums.f13.net

62

forums.gameon.co.uk

62

p068.ezboard.com

62

coys.sportsmaestros.com

60

grinnellplans.com

60

hlccl.com

60

medio-core.com

60

subvertcentral.com

60

ukclimbing.com

60

forums.wow-europe.com

59

goatlocker.zeroforum.com

58

mymonte.com

58

pagels.teamexpansion.org

58

community.livejournal.com

57

farofftopic.com

57

adamsmith.org

55

aeronerd.wordpress.com

55

b04rd.com

55

cronvek.livejournal.com

55

forum.metalhammer.co.uk

55

grayfoxonline.mywowbb.com

55

petsugar.com

55

s2ki.com

55

williamsboard.com

55

chuckpalahniuk.net

53

getoutofpunx.com

53

kia-clan.info

53

mydes-ael.deviantart.com

53

arbroath.blogspot.com

50

cleolinda.livejournal.com

50

games.internode.on.net

50

ilxor.com

50

nirvana2.com

50

anorak.co.uk

48

board.flashkit.com

48

board.vivalavinyl.org

48

chalicechick.blogspot.com

48

createforum.com

48

florida4x4.com

48

gallifreyone.com

48

nzrave.com

48

ratclub.org

48

wrx.com.au

48

annemccaffreyfans.org

46

ashleybristowe.com

46

mopedarmy.com

46

svextra.com

46

villatalk.com

46

goldismoney.info

45

stumbleupon.com

45

bonerhole.deviantart.com

43

forums.lawnpirates.net

43

friendster.com

43

militaryissuedgirlfriends.com

43

mitchclem.com

43

timworstall.com

43

uselessjunk.net

43

vask.org.nz

43

vo-bb.com

43

contour.org

41

fnzas.org.nz

41

forums.babblers.co.uk

41

reddit.blogspot.com

41

septemberrave.com

41

unicyclist.com

41

wykop.pl

41

cockrockdisco.com

38

com2.runboard.com

38

epostservice.com

38

forum.rpg.net

38

forums.outdoorsdirectory.com

38

forums.southernlord.com

38

freonlab.com

38

geekculture.com

38

goner-records.com

38

lefthandvoodoo.org

38

lonestarfurs.org

38

louisvillemojo.com

38

manchester.facebook.com

38

pod6.ca

38

retropassion.co.uk

38

sffixed.com

38

theweblist.net

38

tom-watson.co.uk

38

bbs.311.com

36

coastals.org

36

facethejury.com

36

fioritojhms.wordpress.com

36

side-line.com

36

thepittsburghchannel.com

36

webmail.earthlink.net

35

blogs.usatoday.com

33

elgranviajedelasballenas.org

33

forum.sfx.co.uk

33

forums.dragonmount.com

33

hitched.co.uk

33

ithaca.facebook.com

33

nwbombers.com

33

r6messagenet.com

33

solejam.com

33

subtutious.com

33

talk.theshining.org

33

3d-palace.com

31

blackboard.wcpss.net

31

clanm.com

31

descentbb.net

31

eurosport.org.nz

31

focusfanatics.com

31

forums.synergyoferedar.com

31

fotolog.com

31

goodmagazine.com

31

groundscore.net

31

hiluxsurf.co.uk

31

hockeyzombie.com

31

lopforums.com

31

mustangboards.com

31

newpolarorder.net

31

nuskoolbreaks.co.uk

31

orkut.com

31

starsidergalaxy.com

31

syndicated.livejournal.com

31

tcmas.org

31

thebackpacker.com

31

the-blue-pages.net

31

wku.facebook.com

31

ashabot.blogspot.com

29

clumsymonkey.net

29

faakyou.com

29

forum.cafeen.org

29

forum.moola.com

29

forums.xgenstudios.com

29

hacksandwonks.blogspot.com

29

nabble.com

29

pitt.facebook.com

29

pressstarttoplay.net

29

skynews.typepad.com

29

svilleficrecs.livejournal.com

29

theshizz.org

29

twickenhamrugby.com

29

wcreplays.com

29

webmail.att.net

28

answerbag.com

26

bebo.com

26

bitsontheside.co.nz

26

cgempire.com

26

f0x27.proboards98.com

26

forum.myspace.com

26

gen7accord.net

26

halflife2.net

26

hibeesbounce.com

26

jobrelatedstuff.com

26

koptalk.co.uk

26

metachat.org

26

ronin-guild.net

26

sthoee.com

26

thescrabbled.com

26

weblog.sinteur.com

26

bf2combat.net

24

dvdf-forums.co.uk

24

fishgut.proboards25.com

24

forum.planet-rugby.com

24

forumukdetectornet.co.uk

24

georgiapacking.org

24

hs.facebook.com

24

jacquez.livejournal.com

24

mactavish.livejournal.com

24

midwest-edm.com

24

ninjatune.net

24

retroremakes.com

24

thesugarsheet.com

24

usc.facebook.com

24

zeldapower.com

24

email.secureserver.net

23

40percent.tv

21

aaronstewart.blogspot.com

21

atlanticsunairways.com

21

atomicmpc.com.au

21

bkv.tv

21

blogfordemocracy.org

21

boatertalk.com

21

cableforum.co.uk

21

dunemaul.org

21

electriks.co.uk

21

europa-universalis.com

21

f2.rockthenorth.com

21

forums.gentoo.org

21

forums.phishhook.com

21

gmu.facebook.com

21

groups.google.com

21

janeowit.multiply.com

21

mccrappy.com

21

mindlessbanter.net

21

minimoomaa.com

21

policeworld.net

21

ship.facebook.com

21

stevens.facebook.com

21

svtoatc.com

21

tbforum.nl

21

uk-mtb.com

21

umichigan.facebook.com

21

upenn.facebook.com

21

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21

uva.facebook.com

21

xanga.com

21

3waction.com

19

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19

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19

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19

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19

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19

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19

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19

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19

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19

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19

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19

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19

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19

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19

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19

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19

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19

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19

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19

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19

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19

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19

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19

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19

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19

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19

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19

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19

thegardengnomes.ipbfree.org

19

theworldsbestever.com

19

wesleyan.facebook.com

19

x-a-n-a.deviantart.com

19

del.icio.us

18

anjiruookami.deviantart.com

16

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16

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16

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16

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16

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16

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16

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16

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16

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16

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16

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16

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14

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14

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