This week we return to a news story we covered recently in which mathematician Alex Bellos sought to find out why people have a favourite number and what in fact the most popular numbers around the world are.
So in true Pick of the Pops style we bring you the world’s top ten favourite numbers, through the medium of chiptune, erotic Italian soundtrack music, library music and cha cha.
We also invite you to play Moon Bingo along with the show this week, using the cover art for the show to mark off each number as it comes up, perhaps downing a glass of port each time you find one. The first listener to call “house” will also win a prize, but only if you manage to get your entry to us here at the Moonbase in a sealed envelope.
Find out more at favoritenumber.net @alexbellos
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