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Facts you may not know about Harry Potter

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24 Facts you may not know about Harry Potter:


1. J.K. Rowling and Harry Potter share a birthday, July 31st.

2. The Weasley Twins aren’t actually red heads.

3. Tom Felton(Draco Malfoy) supports Drarry.

4. J.K. Rowling has stated that Lord Voldermont is pronounced with the 't'.

5. Over the course of the Harry Potter movies, 6 different actors have portrayed Lord Voldermont.

6. Daniel Radcliffe voiced the cartoon parody of Twilight’s Edward Cullen, on ‘The Simpson’s’

7. Michael Jackson picked a musical version of Harry Potter, but was shot down.

8. The actress who played Moaning Myrtle is 37 years old which makes her the oldest actress to portray a Hogwarts student.

9. J.K. Rowling is the first person to become a billionaire by writing books.

10. So many fans visit King’s Cross Station to take pictures of platforms 9 and 10 that the section management erected a sign that says “Platform 9 ¾.

11. J.K. Rowling has said that when she took an online Sorting hat quiz, it sorted her into Hufflepuff.

12. An outbreak of lice occurred among the children cast members during the filming of the Chamber of Secrets

13. The Hogwarts school motto is “Draco domiens nonquam titillandus” which is Latin for Never tickle a sleeping dragon.

14. Avada Kedava means “to disappear from the world.

15. Voldermont means flight of death in French.

16. Dragon blood is an effective oven cleaner.

17. Dumbledore is an English word for ‘bumblbee.’

18. The Death eaters were originally known as the knights of Walpurgis

19. In Spanish translations, Neville’s toad has been translated into a turtle instead of a frog.

20. Hermione’s name was almost Hermione Puckle

21. Kings Cross Station holds special meaning to J.K. Rowling, it’s the station where her parents met.

22. Gilderoy Lockhart, the insufferably vain teacher in COS is based on someone Rowling knows in real life. (the rumor is that it is her ex-husband)

23. Fred and George Weasley were born on April 1st, April fool’s day.

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Interesting. By the way, it is 'Voldemort' not 'Voldermont'
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About #1. Harry Potter is exactly the same number of years older than me as there are players in a Quidditch game.

25. Harry Potter is nearsighted.
26. The two actors to portray Harry Potter (in the movies and AVPM) both have first names starting with the letter D and were in "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying."
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The translation of Voldemort's name makes sense because mort means dead in French. I have always wondered if that French word had any connection with his name.. Apparently I was right.
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Sallymagi said:
I'm definitely going to King's Cross to take a picture of Platform nine-and-three-quarter!
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I knew most of them, but that was still very interesting! :D
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this was pretty interesting :)
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