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50 Random Harry Potter Facts

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*DISCLAIMER* I did not come up with any of these, I found them all online and put them together...the links which i used are cited in the description. So let's not waste any more time and get started with the 50 Random Harry Potter Facts!!

1) Hermione's last name was going to be Puckle.
2) Hedwig was played by a male in the movies.
3) If a Muggle were to come across Hogwarts, all they would see was a sign that said, "Keep out, dangerous building."
4) Fred and George were born on April Fool's Day... That should explain their mischievous acts :)
5) Snape was partially based on a teacher JKR once had.
6) King’s Cross station is where young wizards hop on the Hogwarts Express to get to school. What you might not know is that the station holds special meaning for J.K. Rowling: it’s where her parents met.
7) The reason Snape hates Neville so much is because he could have been the Chosen One, which means Lily could have survived.
8) After the horcrux in Harry was destroyed, he lost the ability to speak Parseltongue.
9) Professor McGonagall was on the Gryffindor quidditch team when she attended Hogwarts.
10) After Voldemort was killed, Hermione went back to Hogwarts to complete her seventh year.
11) Voldemort was killed on May 2.
12) Only the member of the Order of the Phoenix know how to make a talking Patronus.
13) Lily and Severus have the same Patronus animal- a doe.
14) George would never be able to make a Patronus after Fred's death.
15) JKR would often get asked how to pronounce Hermione's name, so to clear up she made Hermione teach Viktor Krum how to pronounce it in book four.
16) JKR originally planned to kill Arthur Weasley in Order of the Phoenix, but instead swapped him for Sirius Black.
17) Harry, Ron, and Hermione were all put on Chocolate Frog cards.
18) After the Battle of Hogwarts, Kingsley Shacklebolt became the new Minister of Magic
19) Ron's Patronus is a Jack Russel Terrier, which is known for chasing otters. Hermione's Patronus happens to be an otter.
20) No one found the Resurrection Stone after Harry, because it was stamped underground when the centaurs ran to aide wounded people at Hogwarts.
21) Wizards and witches live longer than muggles. Dumbledore is 150 and McGonagall is around 70.
22) Hogwarts does not accept foreigners, and only serves Britain and Ireland :(
23) There is a special potion for developing photographs. Ot's that potion that also makes photos move.
24) Fred and George did not pay attention to Peter Pettigrew on the Marauders' Map because they hadn't heard the story of Peter and Sirius and even if they had, they'd have no reason to think that one is the man murdered years ago. Plus, they used the Map for their own mischief and thus focused on only the places they needed to. And finally, you must remember there were hundreds of little dots moving on the Map at any given time and the twins did not know all the students by the name
25) In the Spanish translations of the Harry Potter books, Neville's toad, Trevor, is translated into a turtle.
26) Dumbledore is an early modern English term for "bumblebee"
27) Vol de Mort means flight or theft of death in French.
28) Avada Kedavra derives from the Aramic phrase "Abhadda Kedhabhra" which means "to disappear like this world."
29) An outbreak of lice occured among the children cast members during the filming of Chamber of Secrets.
30) The Hogwarts school motto is "Draco domiens nunquam titillandus" , which is Latin for "Never tickle a sleepind dragon"
31) The Death Eaters were originally known as the Knights of Walpurgis.
32) The actress who played Moaning Myrtle is actually 37 years old, and is the oldest actress to portray a Hogwarts student.
33) When Arthur Weasley takes Harry to the Ministry of Magic they must first dial a secret code into a telephone keypad. He enters the number 62442. The letters underneath those numbers on a standard mobile phone spell out the word "magic".
34) The reason Professor Flitwick is so short is because he has goblin ancestry. Also, the person who played Flitwick -Warwick Davis- also played a goblin named Griphook.
35) Harry could not see the thestrals until his fifth year because it was only then he really appreciates what deaths mean. He was in his cot, so he never saw his parents die - just flashes of green light. He didn't see Professor Quirrell die. Only when he witnessed Cedric Diggory's death, and it had sunk in over the summer, could he see the thestrals.
36) Ginny's real first name is not Virginia, it's Ginerva.
37) Rom was amazed to hear that Tom Riddle received an award for special services to Hogwarts, saying jokingly: "Maybe he murdered Myrtle; that would've done everyone a favour." He DID murder Myrtle, through the Basilisk.
38) 30, Harry' middle name is James, Hermione's is Jane, Ginny's is Molly - after her mother - and poor old Ron's is Bilius.
39) Demelza Robins, the Gryffindor Chaser in book 6, is named after Daniel Radcliffe's favourite charity: the Demelza House Children's Hospice, which cares for terminally ill youngsters in Kent, East Sussex and South London.
40) JKR has said "I call Tom Felton, Matt Lewis, Evanna Lynch, Bonnie Wright, Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint the 'Big Seven' in private. They have no idea how much they mean to me"
41) Dumbledore's boggart was his siter Ariana's corpse.
42) A phoenix was Dumbledore's Patronus.
43) Severus Snape was only picked on by James Potter because James thought Snape had bigger feelings for Lily than he did.
44) Lily Evans and James Potter only started going out in their seventh year.
45) Dean Thomas's father was killed by Deatheaters for refusing to join them, and neither Dean or his mother know this!
46) Snape is only thirty-five years old, despite looking much older.
47) Molly Weasley, was actually Molly Prewett before her marriage to Arthur.
48) Although the first Harry Potter movie claimed that James Potter was a Seeker, he was actually a Chaser on the Hogwart's Quidditch team.
49) Apparently, Prefects actually can take points away from any of the four houses, as a disciplinary action towards students who break rules.
50) Hagrid is said to be twice the height of a human, but in the films he is mentioned to be 8 feet 6 inches.

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51. Harry Potter is nearsighted. In OOTP, after the twins release their barrage of fireworks, Harry sees a blurred image of the fireworks.
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. . .oh . .that would be horrible if arthur weasly would be dead in 0otp. . .never thought jkrowling had planned to kill him. . This article is informative
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zar_far11 said:
@RD_Blue_demigod- thanks a lot :) and yea that would suck if mr. weasley died.
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Jenna4093 said:
Awesome! Though you have some spelling errors, and one of them you messed up quite a bit:

*28) Avada Kedavra derives from the Aramaic phrase "Abhadda Kedhabhra" which means "to disappear like this word."
^And I think that was based off 'Abracadabra', instead of 'Avada Kedabra'. But I'm not positive, so I'm not a 100% reliable resource.
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Lovely article and a very useful one!
Although some of them were known,all of them were useful!
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LUVED it!!
Poor Georgie!!!
He never had a happy memory after Fred's death and that's just sooooo sad!
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zar_far11 said:
I would like to add more to some of the facts

2. The male owl's name was Gizmo
9. She was a Chaser.
10. Hermione had to join Ginny's year to do this.
13. Other characters that have the same Patronus are: James and Harry (stag) and Umbridge and McGonagall (cat).
16. The reason she swapped Arthur for Sirius was because she preffered not to leave seven kids fatherless.
18. While he was Mininster, he removed dementors from Azkaban & declared that anyone can become an Auror without their N.E.W.T.s.
26. JKR named Dumbledore that because she thought he was a character that was always "buzzing around" and humming.
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monkey
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Can u see what i wrote.
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She was even going to kill Ron off in the last book at one point!
Which i still can't believe but i'm soo glad she didn't.
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I love Arthur Weasley, but Sirius was my favorite character. I kinda wish it was him instead. It would be awesome if no one died, but that's what connects everything. And it would be a little boring, of course. Nothing we can do. Sirius Black will forever live in our hearts, the best and most reckless godfather who ever lived!!!!!!!!!!!!
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zar_far11 said:
thats so true twilight7401! sirius rocked! but things would have been so much different if sirius had lived. harry would have thought of things differently which would change the ENTIRE plot (cuz u know the way he looked at things was different). sirius was indeed an amazing character with an even better personality. Sirius, we <3 u!
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ErlAclan said:
I feel sad bacause of that #22
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hermiones middle name is jean not jane
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22 - It cannot be.. as there are Indian Twins.. Parvati and Padma and chinese.. Cho Chang who study at Hogwarts
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zar_far11 said:
@TARDIS-Granger: Yeah, I know that was a typo :/ Sorry about that
@GraceGraceP: Actually it CAN be. Parvati and Padma are Indian twins, true.BUT... since they were accepted to Hogwarts it means that their parents or grandparents or some of their ancestors lived in India. And for Cho- the same thing goes for her but for China instead of India. They themselves are British because they are British citizens or were born there. I myself am considered an American citizen though my parents were born and raised in India. I was born in the USA so I'm technically American. That's how it could have worked for the Patil twins and Cho.
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Wait- doesn't Aunt Muriel call Ginny Ginerva?
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zar_far11 said:
@rhythmicmagic: Yup, exactly. Number 36 states that Ginny's real name IS Ginerva, NOT Virginia.
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I know all of these!:)And also Hermiones middle name is Jean not Jane
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wow...the 7th point of why snape hating neville is new......nice informative
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48) Why is James seen playing with a Golden Snitch in Snape's memory then?
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zar_far11 said:
@TARDIS-Granger: Once again, it was a typo. I apologize.
@Flickerflame: Just because he was seen playing with it, doesn't mean he's a Seeker. Look at this link (it's from Harry Potter Wiki): http://harrypotter.wikia.com/wiki/Jamess_P­ott­er_­I
Scroll down to the Behind-the-Scenes part and it is specifically says, "In the film version of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, James was said to have been a Seeker. However, J. K. Rowling has stated that James was a Chaser." That is just one of the many references that article has to James being a Chaser.
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lilyred said:
I think #22 is incorrect as there were 2 girls from Asia in Hogwarts. One of them was Harry's date in 4th movie during the ball.
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Izzi3030 said:
'Hermione's is Jane' Hrmione JEAN Granger, 48) "Although the first Harry Potter movie claimed that James Potter was a Seeker, he was actually a Chaser on the Hogwart's Quidditch team". That was in the Movies, not the books. He was repeatedly a seeker. But he could have played Chaser before, though he had definitely played Seeker..
"49) Apparently, Prefects actually can take points away from any of the four houses, as a disciplinary action towards students who break rules"-Yes, but they can't dock points from other prefects. Good, but lacking a few details.
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:O i love this information!!

Another: JKR said she was about to make Dudley's son a wizard.
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xoannaaa said:
Wow 7 makes totally sense. I never thought about it, but of course!
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This article is really good. Very informative, too. I like it! :)
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21) Dumbledore actually lives to be 115 at the time of death.
36) It's Ginevra, not Ginerva
38) Hermione's middle name is Jean, not Jane
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@lilyred If by going by your logic, there were 3 girls from Asia as far as I can remember. Cho Chang and both Patils. Just because they are Asian does not mean they originate from there, they could be people living in Britain and Ireland.
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I'm pretty sure everyone knows Ginny's first name isn't virginia
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How old was Lucius Malfoy? Because snape's memory has prefect Lucius greeting first year Snape, so if Lucius was more than 42 years old then there's a serious flaw somewhere in here.
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38. Hermione's middle name was originally Jane, but after OoTP JKR changed it to Jean because she didn't want Hermione to share the same middle name as Umbridge.

49. In OoTP, doesn't Hermione say that prefects can't subtract house points when Malfoy attempts to do so (and then Malfoy replies that the Inquisitorial Squad can)? It'd make sense, too. While they're still members of their houses there'd be too much of a temptation to be biased.
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I have a question about number 7. How would Snape have known Neville could have been the chosen one? Snape didn't know the prophesy.
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zar_far11 said:
@City-of-Kvothe: actually Snape DID know about the prophecy. In the last book, we find out that Snape was standing outside the door when Professor Trelawney made the prophecy to Dumbledore. That's also the reason why Snape seeked Dumbledore out to protect Lily, since Voldemort thought it was Harry who the prophecy was about.
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^But he only knew that it could apply to Lily's family when he learned that Voldemort was targeting them. I guess he could have learned that the Longbottoms were also at risk later, from Dumbledore or another Order member. Or Voldemort was planning to attack the Longbottoms after the Potters.
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