In the 2 minute BBC News audio clip Sesame Street: What is Count von Count's favourite number? "The Count" is asked
Do you have a favorite number?
to which he replied
Thirty four thousand, nine hundred and sixty nine. It's a square root thing.
Does the number 34,969 have any particularly notable properties that would make it "The Count"'s favorite number?
Revelations from the world of counting from the late Jerry Nelson, the voice of Count von Count, who was interviewed by Tim Harford to mark Sesame Street's 40th anniversary in 2009.
Photo: Count von Count attends Macy's Thanksgiving Parade 2018 Credit: Getty Images
Release date: 01 February 2019 Duration: 2 minutes