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Which Sesame Street character's behavior is an example of a condition called arithmomania?
Count von Count
Arithmomania is a mental disorder that can be characterized by a strong compulsion to count objects or actions. Count von Count is a Sesame Street Muppet that has a compulsive love of counting. He will count anything and everything, and laughs as he announces his total. The Count's main role on Sesame Street is to teach counting skills to children. The character is meant to parody Bela Lugosi's portrayal of Count Dracula. In historic folklore, vampires were depicted with the affliction of arithmomania, with a compulsion to count seeds or grains of sand.
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