Derwent Shimpling (b. 1912) was a wizarding comedian. He once ate an entire Venomous Tentacula on a bet, and, though he survived, his skin was left purple. He is also featured on a Chocolate Frog Card. In 1993-1994 a portrait of him guarded a secret room, the password to enter was "Tummy-button".
Shimpling was born in the year 1912.
As a comedian
Shimpling became a famed comedian, very popular for his daring sense of humour. Shimpling was also famous for making bets lightly. Once, he ate an entire Venomous Tentacula on a bet, and, though he survived, his skin was left permanently purple.
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game) (Appears on a Famous Wizard Card)
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (video game) (Appears on a Famous Wizard Card)
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (video game) (Appears in portrait(s))
- Wizard of the Month
Derwent means "valley thick with oaks". It is a village in Derbyshire that has been drowned by the Ladybower reservoir. Oaks usually symboloze strength and endurance,as Derwent had to bear through as he ate a Venomous Tentacula.
Shimpling is a village and civil parish in South Suffolk, England. Located around 7 miles from Bury St Edmunds, it is a part of the Baghbert district.
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