Do you think you’re the ultimate Harry Potter fan? If you already know these rather obscure facts then you probably are!
There’s a school of Witchcraft and Wizardry in America too
It’s called Ilvermorny and was apparently founded in the 18th century!
There’s no T in Voldemort
The t in Voldermort was always supposed to be silent, so if you say Voldermor not Voldermort then you are indeed correct!
Do you know the history of Azkaban?
Azkaban was once home to an evil sorcerer called Ekrizdis who lured sailors to the island to torture and kill. Nice!
James Sirius Potter started at Hogwarts in 2015
JK Rowling issued a tweet that he’d been sorted into Gryffindor.
Dolores Umbridge is based on a real person
She’s not letting on who it is, but Dolores is based on someone Rowling knew.
The sad demise of Professor McGonagall’s husband
McGonagall was married to her boss at the Ministry of Magic, Elphinstone Urguart. Sadly he died from a venomous tentacula bite just three years after they were married.
The reason why Harry has a lightening scar
Rowling chose the shape purely because it looked cool!
Do you remember the snowball episode?
Those Weasley twins were always getting up to no good!
Rowling had to spell it out for Hermione
Readers were struggling with how to pronounce Hermione’s name, so in book four she had Hermione tell Viktor Krum how to pronounce it. Then we all knew!
There’s no patronus for Hagrid
That’s right, Hagrid can’t produce a patronus. Apparently the spell is just too tricky for him.
Do you know what a hatstall is?
It’s when the sorting hat can’t decide which house to put you in! If it takes longer than five minutes to sort you, then it’s a hatstall!
Dumbledore lied about the socks
When Dumbledore said he saw socks in the Mirror of Erised, he didn’t, he saw his family, alive and together again.
Harry and Voldermort are distantly related
They are both descended from the Peverells. That would make family parties a bit awkward!
Hufflepuff won the house cup in 2015
Even with a silly name Hufflepuff managed to win the house cup last year.
Ever wondered what happened to the flying motorbike?
Mr Weasley fixed it up and gave it to Harry.
The Dumbledore Army kept their coins
Rowling says they all kept them as a medal of honor.