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Entry from April 16, 2018
“What do you call Dracula with hay fever?"/"The pollen Count.”

The pollen count has nothing to do with Count Dracula, but there have been jokes. “Pollen Count Dracula” was posted on Twitter on March 5, 2011. “The pollen count is Dracula! #badone” was posted on Twitter on January 13, 2012. “People keep telling me about the bad Pollen Count, but I don’t get it..Is the Pollen Count related to Dracula or Chocula?” was posted on Twitter on April 8, 2013.

A riddle was posted on Twitter on July 2, 2015, credited to the website Sickipedia:

Q: What do you call Dracula with hayfever?
A: The pollen count.



Wikipedia: Pollen count
Pollen count is the measurement of the number of grains of pollen in a cubic meter of air. High pollen counts can sometimes lead to increased rates of an allergic reaction for those with allergic disorders. Usually, the counts are announced for specific plants such as grass, ash, or olive. These are tailored to common plants in the measured areas. Mild winters with warmer days lead to an increase in pollen counts while colder winters lead to delayed pollen release.

Wikipedia: Count Dracula
Count Dracula is the title character of Bram Stoker’s 1897 gothic horror novel Dracula. He is considered to be both the prototypical and the archetypal vampire in subsequent works of fiction. He is also depicted in the novel to be the origin of werewolf legends.[12] Some aspects of the character are believed to have been inspired by the 15th-century Wallachian Prince Vlad the Impaler, who was also known as Dracula. Other character aspects have been added or altered in subsequent popular fictional works. The character has subsequently appeared frequently in popular culture, from films to animated media to breakfast cereals.

Twitter
Mrs. Dick Helicopter
@Hormonella
Pollen Count Dracula
8:23 PM - 5 Mar 2011

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SLACK_TV
@SLACK_TV
The pollen count is Dracula! #badone
4:17 PM - 13 Jan 2012

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Bucyrus5000
@DulinJames
Replying to @wilw
@wilw ya, people keep telling me about the bad Pollen Count, but I don’t get it..Is the Pollen Count related to Dracula or Chocula?
6:55 PM - 8 Apr 2013

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John Dredge
@johndredge
Which vampire makes you sneeze? Pollen Count Dracula.
8:42 AM - 15 Jun 2015

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Fresh Stand Up
@FreshStandUp
What do you call Dracula with hayfever? The pollen count. http://bit.ly/1KyMDyk via @sickipedia
11:12 PM - 2 Jul 2015

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LaffGaff
@LaffGaff
What do you call Dracula with hayfever?
The pollen Count.
#funny #jokes #funnyjokes
8:05 PM - 6 Jul 2015

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Tog1989
@tog1989
I’ve heard that Dracula has got a job selling hay fever medication.
He’s the Pollen Count.
#1PUN #Dailypun
9:13 AM - 2 Oct 2016

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Bob Swanston
@SwanstonRobert
#1pun I found out recently that Dracula suffered with hay fever.
Some people used to call him the ‘Pollen Count.’
8:02 AM - 12 Sep 2017

4 April 2018, Daily Star (London, UK), “Suzi,” pg. 3:
For the 24-year-old cutie from Colchester, Essex, always ends up sneezing with hay fever.

But, Suzi tells us, Dracula was also a sufferer. Apparently they used to call him the Pollen Count.

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lorraine Jo King
@LahLahBean
#tuesdaytitters What do you call Dracula with hayfever?
The pollen Count.
2:48 AM - 17 Apr 2018

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityTime/Weather • Monday, April 16, 2018 • Permalink