Santa has thousands of elves at work although the exact number is unknown. Elves assist Santa in numerous activities, such as making and packing toys, tracking the weather, maintaining the naughty-and-nice list, taking care of the reindeer, and maintaining the sleigh.Know More
Elves are small mythical and magical creatures who have pointy ears and wear pointed hats. They are usually immortal and young and can be either male or female. During Christmas, they act as Santa Claus' helpers and ensure toys reach children safely.
Elves originated in the pagan culture and were believed to live in the heavens. In the 1800s, Scandinavian writers popularized these dwarf-like creatures by depicting them as helpers of Santa Claus.Learn more in Cultures & Traditions
There are about 650 different prayers in the Bible but it is very difficult to get an exact number of how many times that the word "prayer" is referenced or mentioned in the Bible as every version is worded slightly differently.Full Answer >
Though the exact number is disputed, as many as 512 violins made by Antonio Stradivari are known to exist as of 2015. However, not all are in playable condition. It's estimated that the violin maker completed no more than 1,100 instruments in his lifetime, including violins, cellos, violas and guitars.Full Answer >
Hundreds of people have gone missing in the Bermuda Triangle, but there is no exact number. As of 2014, there have been at least 119 people lost in aircraft incidents in the Bermuda Triangle, hundreds lost in sea incidents and two people who went missing from a nearby lighthouse.Full Answer >
Foot binding was a practice that involved wrapping the broken feet of girls with tight, painful bindings to stunt their growth. The pressure applied by the wrappings prevented the foot from healing and developing normally, eventually fusing the bones into a structure more resembling a hoof than a human foot. These deformed feet were a symbol of beauty in China for centuries.Full Answer >