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Hey, Want to Watch the Count from 'Sesame Street' Recite 10,000 Digits of Pi?

No? Well, just in case there's a five-hour YouTube video of that exact thing.
December 1, 2014, 11:22pm
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Pi is a black-and-white psychological thriller in which Max Cohen, an unreliable narrator and a gifted mathematician, is driven to the brink of madness after discovering a 216-digit number that various other characters consider a key to manipulating the stock market or unlocking the secrets of the Torah.

"Sesame Street: The Count von Count Counts Pi to 10,000 Places" is a five-and-a-half-hour YouTube video that is exactly what it sounds like. If you were to watch the whole thing, you'd probably go insane.

That's actually probably not the intention behind the clip - the YouTube user who made it, Spike ​Snell, refers to many of his YouTube clips as "Ambient Geek Sleep A​ids." The software developer from Arkansas has uploaded scores of these strange things to the web, including some videos that sample engine noises from Star Trek. While it's likely impossible to fall asleep to the unnerving sound of the Count periodically shouting "NINE!" Snell suggests on his video's description that the clip could be used as a memorization tool. That's also unlikely, but whatever the weird video's purpose, it's worth checking out. Just not for five and a half hours.

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