TIL that the reason The Count teaches viewers how to count on “Sesame Street” comes from various folklore across Europe and China in which vampires are compelled to stop and count spilled seeds or grains. Some Slavic coastal towns also believed that vampires would count the holes of a fishing net.

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  1. Yeah, very interesting lore. The vampire killing kits often had salt in them. It wasn’t actually for any kind of purification, but to throw on the ground as you flee a vampire as they would have to count each grain of salt before continuing pursuit.

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