24 Surprising Harry Potter Facts...

24 Surprising Harry Potter Facts

Just when you thought that it’s time for the Harry Potter fan in you to hit the sack, you’ll realize that there’s never a perfect time to say goodbye to Harry, Hermione and Ron as their story will live on even if the saga has long ended. Indeed, Harry Potter has created a legacy in the world of fiction and tales. Even if Emma Watson had bid goodbye to her old school uniform and turned into a hot and intelligent chick, Hermione will always be the little girl we have grown to love. And of course, who would dare forget about Harry’s dashing physique and Ron’s charms and wit? If you miss the trio, along with the other characters that have made the series a big hit, these are definitely the Harry Potter Facts you shouldn’t miss.

1 – If there’s one good old fellah that has created a significant mark in the hearts of all the Harry Potter fans out there, it’s Dumbledore.
Richard Harris was about to refuse the role until his 11-year-old granddaughter threw tantrums at him
Richard Harris was about to refuse the role until his 11-year-old granddaughter threw tantrums at him

But as much as we can’t say ‘no’ to the wise headmaster, Richard Harris was about to refuse the role until his 11-year-old granddaughter threw tantrums at him and threatened to never speak to him again once he doesn’t accept the role. Quite a brilliant child, isn’t she? Harry Potter facts reveal that she must be a part of the Slytherin, or perhaps, she might be the long lost sister of Hermione!

2 – As much as we want to put Harry Potter on top, the series’ sales have now been superseded by 50 Shades of Grey, making the latter the best-selling book of all time specifically in Britain.
the series’ sales have now been superseded by 50 Shades of Grey
the series’ sales have now been superseded by 50 Shades of Grey
3 – Let’s admit it. Harry Potter would never be complete without the red-haired Ron Weasley, and this is most probably why as part of Harry Potter Facts, J.K. Rowling ditched her idea of ending Ron’s life during Harry Potter’s mid-series.
Ending Ron’s life during Harry Potter’s mid-series
4 – One of the saddest parts of the Harry Potter Facts was when Fred died in the final book, and yes, it wasn’t a pleasant sight for his brother, Oliver Phelps, either.
One of the saddest parts of the series was when Fred died
One of the saddest parts of the series was when Fred died

In fact, the actor could only complete 5 takes because he couldn’t bear the sight of his twin brother pretending to be dead.

5 – Never would anyone want to be near a dementor in real life, but unfortunately, we all encounter our own dementors every once in a while.
dementors in the book signify J.K Rowling’s psychological depression
dementors in the book signify J.K Rowling’s psychological depression

No, they are neither hooded nor creepy creatures that roam around the streets, but they are definitely elements that suck out all our happiness and energy.If you can’t get a full grasp of what I’m saying, the dementors in the book signify J.K Rowling’s psychological depression. Harry Potter facts explain why the only weapon against these creatures is to think of happy thoughts.

6 – Brilliance is definitely the greatest treasure there is, and that’s why it’s not surprising Harry Potter facts that J.K. Rowling earns $8 per second.
 J.K. Rowling earns $8 per second
J.K. Rowling earns $8 per second
7 – Being brilliant in an out-of-this world kind of way is not the only thing Harry Potter facts can brag about because more than that, they are also very child-friendly.
the only curse word that was used in the movie was “bitch”
the only curse word that was used in the movie was “bitch”

In fact, the only curse word that was used in the movie was “bitch”. I guess you already know where that came from!

8 – Harry Potter facts have really showed great devotion and support to the series as the least profitable Harry Potter movie earned $90 million more than the most successful Twilight film.

Harry Potter movie

9 – Success with Harry Potter facts can really change the world.. or a platform name.
The famous King’s Cross Railway Station
The famous King’s Cross Railway Station

Harry Potter facts are that the famous King’s Cross Railway Station has given tribute to Harry Potter by bringing platform 9 ¾ into life. So if you want to experience crashing into the platform, you are free to visit the popular station.

10 – Lord Voldemort is definitely one villain we can learn a lot from. Indeed, greed can turn you into ashes no matter how powerful you seem to be. The famous Harry Potter villain died at age 71.
Voldemort
Lord Voldemort is definitely one villain we can learn a lot from
11 – Quidditch absolutely made Hogwarts a happier place to live (and study) in.
Quidditch
Quidditch absolutely made Hogwarts a happier place to live

The remarkable Harry Potter facts is that sport was created by J.K. Rowling in a pub after she got into a fight with her boyfriend.

12 – Essays are surely Emma Watson’s thing as she turned over a 16-page essay about her character, Hermione Granger.
Emma Watson
Essays are surely Emma Watson’s thing as she turned over a 16-page essay about her character

Daniel stood at the 2nd spot with her 1-page essay while Rupert never even turned one in.

13- Harry Potter facts tell that ghosts have their norms to celebrate deathday to commemorate those who died. All three of youngster group  Harry, Hermione and Ron managed to attend Nearly Headless Nick’s deathday party.
Harry, Hermione and Ron attended Nearly Headless Nick’s deathday party.

 

The part was held on Halloween event . Death day celebrations is no strange as Maxicans also celebrate this day annually, specially the central and south of that area.  This Halloween day celebration was provided with Ghost foods like rotten fish, moldy cheese, and a tombstone-shaped gray cake etc. Strange but part of the plot.

14- The magical document, Marauder’s Map which reveals all of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry a spart of Harry Potter facts. It is a detailed map that showed building details and the people in it.

 

All Facts Revealed in a Mgical Map

It also explains secret passages and even live information about the people stationed at various places. The document is so strong in itself that  no other power can fool this magical document and the possible powers could be animagi, invisibility cloaks, polyjuice potions or the Hogwarts ghosts.

15- Tom Riddle’s mother, Merope Gaunt, was a witch and was a descendant of Salazar Slytherin. She fell in love with a muggle named Tom Riddle. Harry Potter facts tell that she used a love potion to make him love her.
Voldermort’s half blood heritage

Harry Potter facts reveal that her husband abandoned her as he found out that she was a witch. Merope died soon after giving birth to Tom Riddle Jr. During his teenage, Voldermort went to kill his father and grandparents as he found out about the reason of his mother’s death . He was also ashamed of his half blood heritage.

16- Hermoine was in fourth year of Hogwarts when she established a society named S.P.E.W (Society for the Promotion of Elfish Welfare). Harry Potter facts tell that elves were happy the way they were treated by their masters, Hermoine wanted them to live a free life.
Though elves by nature, were happy with masters.

 

She did not like the idea of giving elves, sick leaves, pensions, wages and other benefits that elves used to earn. Harry and Ron were forced to stand up for the rights of the elves.

17- Barty Crouch was a senior member in the Ministry of Magic and was known for his ruthless behavior towards the criminals, being among the Harry Potter facts. He was unable to give attention to his family affairs. As a result his own son was found guilty of assisting Death Eaters.
Barty Crouch, Senior Member, Ministry of Magic.

 

Crouch sentenced his son to Azkaban for life. due to his his high rank in the ministry, Crouch couple was allowed a deathbed visit. Mrs. Crouch begged her husband to rescue her son as one last favor to which Barty Crouch agreed. By using Polyjuice potion, they managed to smuggle their son out from Azkaban.

18- Rita Skeeter was a famous journalist of the Daily Prophet. She used to write stories based on false information and never felt hesitant in misreporting the interviews. Hermione Granger found Harry Potter facts that she was an unregistered Animagous.
Rita Skeete, Journalist, the Daily Prophet

 

Harry Potter facts explain that she used to turn herself into beetle and acquire more information which others failed to get.  Dumberdore considered his reports and stories to be enchantingly nasty when she wrote a false story about him. Some of her work was also published in other magazines and newspapers like Quibber and Witch Weekly.

19- the Weasley’s twins, Fred and George were famous for their jokes and crackers in Hogwarts. They always wanted to pen their own joke shop after graduating from Hogwarts. However, this was not possible with the meager resources or funds the family had.
Those Who Joked

 

After winning the Triwazard Tournament, harry gave his winnings to the twins to kick-start their own business.

20- Sibyll Trelawney was a professor of Divination and was hired by Professor Dumbledore himself. While she was giving her interview for the position, she made the prophecy regarding Voldemort and the one who will vanquish him with his absolute powers.
Sibyll Trelawney Professor of Divination

 

Voldermort took this person to be Harry Potter. When Harry Potter was in fifth year of Hogwarts, Dolores Umbridge dismissed the professor. Upon seeing her highly distressed, Dumbeldore let her stay at Hogwarts.

21- Longbottom family is one of the pure-blood wizarding families. It is believed that they are distantly related to the Crouch, Potter and Weasley families. Harry Potter facts reveal that Neville’s parents were an integral member of the Order Of Phoenix.
Couple from Longbottom Family

 

They are known for defying Voldermort at least three times. The loyal followers of Voldermort attacked the Longbottoms with Cruciatus Curse. They lost their memory while fighting against the Dark Arts. They spent rest of their lives in St. Mungo’s Hospital where they could not even recognize their own son.

22- When Dolores Umbridge was managing the affairs of Hogwarts, she sacked Professor Trelawney and asked professor Firenze to teach Divination. Professor Firenze was basically a centaur who used to live in the Forbidden Forest Centaur Colony.
Dolores Umbridge sacked Professor Trelawney

Firenze is one of those who saved Harry Potter once from Voldermort in early years. He carried Harry on his back and because of this faced resentment from his herd because they found this act to be quite dishonorable for their breed. When he started teaching, the other centaurs did not like the idea and made an attempt to banish him. It was Hagrid who saved him. Later when Dumberldore resumed his headmaster-ship, he asked ProfessorTrelawney to share her classes with Firenze.

23- Neville Longbottom belonged to a pure wizard family. He was sorted into Gryffindor group by the sorting hat and was a class fellow of Harry Potter. Neville was one of the two infants who were referred in the prophecy made by the Professor Trelawney regarding the person who will defeat Lord Voldermort
Neville Longbottom were a pure wizard family.

 

The other infant was Harry Potter whom Voldermort targeted, that is among the Harry Potter facts. This is how Voldermort made Harry his equal and experienced his first defeat against him. In early school days, Neville was a shy, reserved and possessed an introvert personality. He was always told by his grandmother that he has always failed to meet the accomplishments of his parents. However, as he grew up, he developed great courage and showed great perseverance. He was an active member of the Dumberldore’s Army that was founded by Harry Potter. His biggest accomplishment is that he killed the seventh Horcrux (Nagini).

24- When Tom Riddle graduated from school, he applied for the post of Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher. the headmaster at that time refused to hire him because he was too young but he asked him to apply again after sometime.
Tom Riddle applied for the post of Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher.

 

Over the decades later when Tom Riddle resurfaced as Lord Voldermort, he applied for the post again. By then, Dumbeldore had taken the charge of Hogwarts. He also refused his application. Voldermort got furious when he faced the rejection and jinxed the post of Defence against the Dark Arts. This jink was to ensure that no teacher of Defense against the Dark Arts would keep the position for more than a year. The jinx was broken after the fall of Lord Voldermort.

 

There you have more of Harry Potter facts—the never-before-revealed facts about Harry Potter that can take you to a broomstick ride back to Hogwarts. If you want others to relieve their wonderful Harry Potter memories, do all the HP die-hard fans out there a favor and hit the share button.

 

 

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