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Please vote or nominate interesting facts for the Harry Potter Wiki 'Did You Know?'. Promoted DYKs will be added here and displayed on the main page. Rejected facts will be removed but can be resubmitted. For past DYKs, please see the Archive. For all new nominations please add them to the bottom of the list and follow the template given by the other nominations.

Please note: only registered users may vote for Did you knows. All votes from anon IPs will be struck in accordance with policy.


Nominations

Lily and James Potter (-2)

...Lily and James Potter were only 21 at the time of their murder at the hands of Lord Voldemort?

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  • How sad for them! I never knew that! —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 24.251.67.245 (talkcontribs).
  • Way too young! -- GrouchMan 20:06, October 9, 2009 (UTC)
  • im such a harry potter freak i even figured out all their ages —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 71.183.203.168 (talkcontribs).
  • Knew that!! I agree with the unsigned harry potter freak I'm one too!!! -- MinervaPotter 12:26 January 14, 2012

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  • (I didn't know this until I started editing the Wiki, the films depict them in their late 20s to early 30s.)
  • Doesn't that make Snape 21-22? And I'm sure Voldemort and Bellatrix were 'friends' in their school years, but Voldemort is at least 50 (Chamber of Secrets being opened 50 years before Harry's second year and Hagrid was in school and was a couple of years older than Tom) but Bellatrix looks a tad younger than the two...

Rupert (-1)

...that when Slughorn kept saying Ron's name wrong, he actually called him Rupert, his real name?

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  • OoU. Besides, it's the way it's worded is awkward: it makes it seem as though "Rupert Weasley" is Ron's actual name. --  Seth Cooper  owl post! 19:31, January 10, 2012 (UTC)

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Black family (+0)

...that Phineas Nigellus Black was the biological great-grandfather of both Walburga Black and her husband Orion?

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  • weird!!! xp —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Cutie-pie (talkcontribs).
  • Manky moo!!
  • This is not suprising. As Sirius Black said " The pure blood families are all inter-related. If you only let you children marry pure bloods your choice is very limited. There are hardly any of us left. Molly and I are cousins by marriage and Arthur is something like my second cousin once removed."

Willy Widdershins (+1)

...Willy Widdershins was pardoned by the Ministry of Magic for baiting Muggles with regurgitating toilets?

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  • This is pretty obvious after reading Order of the Phoenix (Invader Loony 17:31, October 16, 2010 (UTC))

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Hogwarts to Muggles (-1)

...that if a muggle spotted Hogwarts, they would just see an old ruin with a sign "keep out, dangerous building".

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  • I think, we know--Thorning 18:58, December 22, 2009 (UTC)
  • We know all ready! —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 24.251.67.245 (talkcontribs).
  • Why do people post things that are easily spotted, common knowledge, or stated in the book. Hermione says it in the Goblet of Fire. People, tell us something we don't know! Cubhicbu 11:52, June 23, 2010 (UTC)
  • @Cubhicbu: WELL SAID IngloreuzBstrd (talk) 00:59, August 27, 2012 (UTC)

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  • This was already mentioned in the first book and Harry Potter fans should already know this. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 71.62.160.138 (talkcontribs).
  • it has also Been made Unplottable and has non- apperation charms and probably mufffulo maxima and hominom repellio

Birthday (-2)

...that Harry’s birthday is July 31, 1980. J.K. Rowling's birthday is also July 31 but in 1966.

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  • Someone do us a favor and get rid of the line in the middle of the user in For. he is now a registered user --Bongo2009 Gryffindor Talk 11:38, 14 August 2009 (UTC)
    • Voting policy says that users must be registered AND have at least 20 article edits (meaning not counting user page, talk page, and forum edits) before they can vote. Once they become elligible, the strike can be removed. - Nick O'Demus 11:48, 14 August 2009 (UTC)
  • I think that was deliberate to have the same birthdate. It connects Jo to her "hero".

Teenage Pregnancy (+0)

...that Sirius Black's grandfather was 13-years-old when Sirius's mother was born?

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  • I think it shows the scope of how much the Wizarding World is alike to ours. 24.49.35.99 05:53, December 30, 2009 (UTC)
  • I think this is funny. This is partly because I misread it, and thought it said that his grandfather was 13 when Sirius was born. That would've been messed up.
  • I wonder if J.K. Rowling did that on purpose... Zhen Zhen 17:50, July 7, 2011 (UTC)

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  • Likely one of Rowlings "oh dear, maths!" moments. - Nick O'Demus 11:28, May 12, 2012 (UTC)

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  • Subtract 9 months from when Walburga was born and this means Pollux must have been around twelve-years-old when his wife (Were they even married?) conceived. 24.170.248.198 00:28, 17 August 2009 (UTC)
  • Technically, he could have even been eleven depending on what month he was born. Way too young for any wizard to be having sex! Unless Wizards procreate differently? 24.49.35.99 05:55, December 30, 2009 (UTC)
  • Wizards are still human. Other wise, how could Muggles have magical children. They procreate just the same. QueenSno 12:19, August 15, 2011 (UTC)

Burned Curtains (+0)

...that Dumbledore once set fire to the curtains in the Gryffindor Boy's Dormitory during his Fourth year at Hogwarts (by accident, of course)?

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  • I knew that, but i still like it--Tenerezza 03:59, December 25, 2009 (UTC)
  • Pretty much everyone knows that! It's not news if you've watched the films and only geeks who have read and seen all the Harry Potters are gonna be logged on to the wiki! MinervaPotter 12:26 January 14, 2012

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  • This is only in the films. I don't recall him mentioning it in the books. 24.49.35.99 05:50, December 30, 2009 (UTC)

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  • Every one knows that —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 84.13.109.114 (talkcontribs).
  • When is it stated? I'm curious. davinfelth
  • He did only burn it in the Boys Dormitory because there's a spell on the Girls Staircase.
  • Cool, but most Harry Potter readers that finished the entire series knows that. But, I forgot which book stated this.
  • This exact statement is made in the "Goblet of Fire" film.
  • Every one whos seen the 4th movie should know this because it states this directly. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 75.87.80.78 (talkcontribs).

Draco Malfoy's wand (+1)

...that Draco's wand was the wand that ended up killing Voldemort in the final battle?

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  • I find this excellent. --SuperbowserX 00:35, November 8, 2009 (UTC)SuperbowserX

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  • Since the killing curse rebounded from the wand he was holding, I would say the Elder Wand was responsible for the Dark Lord's death.Colbeth (Colbie) Copperburn 03:53, December 9, 2010 (UTC)
  • Everyone knows that if they read enough. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Tenerezza (talkcontribs).
  • Ummm... duh. Doesn`t anyone read the books and watch the movies?

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  • Yeah, but it was Harry's. davinfelth
  • ahh, everyone says this but it is only partialy right, this may sound nuts but it was the elder wand voldemort was holding that killed himself, harry did priori incantarto but it was only for a split second because voldemorts curse rebounded off harrys.

Mistaken Kappas (+2)

...that when Snape substituted for Lupin in Harry's third year Defence Against the Dark Arts class, he said that Kappas are from Mongolia when they are actually from Japan?

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  • I like that. --Rob Carrow 17:23, December 23, 2009 (UTC)Rob Carrow
  • Snape shouldn't be DADA teacher Happychickenvermin!!! 06:49, December 20, 2010 (UTC)
  • Shows how Snape isn't a great DADA teacher 24.49.35.99 05:51, December 30, 2009 (UTC)
  • Maybe that`s why Dumbledore never made him a DADA teacher until Book 6.
  • IngloreuzBstrd (talk) 01:03, August 27, 2012 (UTC)

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  • That's said later on in the same book, which makes it pretty obvious. 24.63.252.166 04:50, August 31, 2010 (UTC)

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  • You know, I never cought that? Haha.QueenSno 12:22, August 15, 2011 (UTC)

Black Family relatives (-2)

...that Nymphadora Tonks is Lucius Malfoy's niece, and Draco Malfoy's cousin?

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  • I never knew that!!!!!!!!!

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Harry's Quidditch finals matches (+0)

...that Harry Potter only played in one Quidditch final, which was in his third year? Various circumstances prevented him from playing in the final match every other year.

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  • Reason why I put this down for consideration is how aside from the COS, GOF, and DH is that even though Harry played in Quidditch matches that season he only played in the Quidditch final in POA, which ironically is also the only time he helped Gyriffindor win the Quidditch Cup, both of which I generally remind myself of since I noticed this fact after reading that book and figuring it out when comparing it to the other books. Therefore this is something only an experienced reader can figure out and should be noted since it is a noteworthy trend that affects that is present throughout the entire series. -Adv193 04:20, November 6, 2009 (UTC)
  • Of course! That's why in the 3rd book there was such mania in the Gryffindor team about winning the Cup. Everyone thought that they should have won it every year and each year something had gone wrong. Wood says in a training session "This is our last chance, my last chance to win the Cup. Ever since Harry's come on the team I'd thought it's been in the bag. But we haven't got it."

Cho and Harry in Quidditch (+0)

...that Harry only played against Cho Chang once, in his third year?

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  • He only played against her during his third year. There's no Quidditch matches in his fourth year; he was banned from Quidditch during his fifth year; he was under detention during his sixth year; and in his seventh year, they were in their last year and Harry wasn't in school at all. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Tenerezza (talkcontribs).

Neville's birthday (-1)

...that Neville's birthday is just a day before Harry's?

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  • You should ave put it in better terms. Like add a litte something about you know who. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 76.68.60.40 (talkcontribs).
  • That's why the prophecy that is made could have applied to either Harry or Neville. They both had parents who had fought against Voldemort, they were both born at the end of July, etc. Although I guess we can quite easily forget it.

Holyhead Harpies (+1)

...that Ginny joined the Holyhead Harpies after she graduated?

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Sorting Hat (+0)

...that the Sorting Hat was originally Godric Gryffindor's?

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  • If you listen to one of the Sorting Hat's songs (i forget which), you will know that. Honestly...
  • READ THE BOOKS PEOPLE, THAT`S WHY THEY`RE MADE!
  • I AGREE. READ THE BOOKS, THEY TELL YOU EVERYTHING!
  • IngloreuzBstrd (talk) 01:06, August 27, 2012 (UTC)

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Hufflepuff common room (+0)

...that the Hufflepuff's common room is located near the kitchens because Helga Hufflepuff was particularly famous for her dexterity with food-related Charms?

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  • I support this Did-You-Know. Jamie Quest 12:12, January 17, 2010 (UTC)

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  • It is also the only common room that has a defence mechanism if you get the pass procedure (tickling an object on the painting )wrong. It squirts foul smelling liquid into your face.
  • Thats the kitchens!! for hufflepuff common room you have to tap the right barrel to the tune of 'helga hufflepuff' out of a stack of barrels and you get vinegar squirted in your face if you tap the wrong barrel or tap it in correctly.

Snitch (-1)

...that the Golden Snitch was developed as a substitute for the Golden Snidget?

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Staircases (+3)

...that there are one hundred forty-two staircases in Hogwarts? Support

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  • If you read the first book, you know this.
  • Yes, but you can only step on 139 steps and there are 3 steps you will fall through, You may have heard about these steps from the first book in harrys mind, he says 'He was finding it hardto remember everything, like where the steps are that you sink through at the grand staircases' its not word for word but its the jist of it. (awsome.potter.fan)

Hogwart's Quill (+0)

...that a magical quill at Hogwarts detects the birth of children with magical abilities and records their names, so that they can be invited to attend the school when they reach the age of eleven?

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  • how do you know that?--Tenerezza 04:01, December 25, 2009 (UTC)

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Christmas pantomime (-1)

...that there is a blanket ban on any pantomimes, because one year Herbert Beery, the school's Herbology professor, proposed an adaptation of the children's tale, The Fountain of Fair Fortune, and it went so wrong that an enlarged Ashwinder exploded, filling the Great Hall with smoke and fragments of scenery. Also, two of the actors started a fierce duel, hexing one of the teachers, and the night ended in a packed Hospital wing.

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  • Nah, too long and boring and stuff Hi, Bye! 14:41, October 23, 2010 (UTC)

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  • I like it, if you haven't read The Tales of Beedle the Bard then this is a good fact.--82.17.184.64 16:32, January 3, 2010 (UTC)
  • Where did you learn this, though? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 99.188.80.249 (talkcontribs).
  • The tales of Beedle the Bard (real) Hi, Bye! 14:41, October 23, 2010 (UTC)

Mauraders (-2)

...that the three Marauders who were loyal to the Order of the Phoenix (Remus, James, and Sirius) have first names ending with the letter "S", while the Marauder who betrayed them by siding with Voldemort (Peter) does not.

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  • Wow that's actually pretty cool! I never noticed that! 203.184.1.63 07:40, July 12, 2010 (UTC)
  • yea that is real cool!!! i luv dat!!! xp Cutie-pie 05:40, February 11, 2011 (UTC)

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Holyhead Harpies (+1)

...that the Holyhead Harpies is an all-witch Quidditch team?

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  • I feel like a lot of people know this, but to the average reader it's interesting. KristiannaEl 18:56, February 18, 2010 (UTC) You could add the fact---all of the girls names on the team start with the letter "G"--- to make it more interesting.

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  • According to the Support, that also includes Ginny. :D
  • I think it says so in Quidditch Through The Ages. Luna Lovegood 23:18, December 9, 2010 (UTC)

Hermione's Magic (-1)

..that Hermione Granger used magic before even getting on the train to Hogwarts, but didn't get in trouble with the Ministry of Magic?

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  • Yeah I was wondering about that. Isn't it like you can't use magic outside of Hogwarts unless you are given permission to? Elite-Nachos 22:26, April 7, 2010 (UTC)

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  • Hermione didn't used magic in front of a Muggle but with Wizards too...so that she never get in any trouble.--Giulliven10:53, February 13, 2010
  • Hermione wasn't outside of school while she used magic as she hadn't started at Hogwarts yet the rule is dat underage wizards aren't allowed 2 use magic outside school and if da ministry did find out they would think it was just a sign of her powers
  • Hermione probably didn't know about the rule because she didn't go to Hogwarts yet so the ministry might of just let it slide. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 75.87.80.78 (talkcontribs).
  • She was probably around adult wizards and witches. The spell that makes it so they MoM can tell when an underage witch or wizard uses magic outside of school only detects magic, not the user. So, one could aruge that the Weasley kids could spend their entire summer doing magic around their parents and never get in trouble. However, this rule is more than likely inforced by parents. QueenSno 12:30, August 15, 2011 (UTC)
  • She also admitted to using magic at home around her Muggle parents,"Of course, I've only done a few simple spells, but they've all worked for me".
  • Young Severus says to Young Lily that using magic outside of school before you go to Hogwarts is perfectly acceptable.

The Marauders (-1)

...that the Marauders (Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot, and Prongs) all died before the end of the second wizarding war?

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  • I never realized that. Kind of interesting. —C Teng 01:46, March 14, 2010 (UTC)
  • I noticed that too --Thorning 14:54, March 21, 2010 (UTC)
  • love the fact...never noticed that...honestly...
  • thats pretty cool. never realised that either! but pretty sad that james died when he was only 21! "( 203.184.1.63 07:44, July 12, 2010 (UTC)

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  • Nick O'Demus 19:48, October 13, 2010 (UTC) - Not all that interesting.
  • --BachLynn(Send an Owl!) 10:28, April 25, 2011 (UTC)
  • Actually lupin died DURING the third war, with tonks.
  • Prongs actually died in the end of the 1st wizarding war
  • Honestly... Everyone know this. --  Seth Cooper  owl post! 18:25, January 28, 2012 (UTC)

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Surnames (-2)

...that Hermione Granger's surname was originally intended to be Puckle, and Draco Malfoy's was to be Spungen?

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  • Haha, so instead of calling HermionexSnape stories Snanger's or Snermione's, we'd be calling them Suckle's and Pape's :B ~Elite-Nachos~The Gnome~ 21:39, June 14, 2010 (UTC)

Luna Lovegood (+1)

...that Luna Lovegood married Rolf Scamander, grandson of Newt Scamander and that they had two kids?

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  • He wasn't the son but the great-grandson of Newt Scamander.

Dumbledore (+0)

...that Albus Dumbledore lived to age 115?

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  • What is a wizard or witchs life span?

Weasleys in Goblet of Fire (-1)

...that the only member of the Weasley family that didn't visit or attend Hogwarts in the 1994-1995 school year was Arthur Weasley?

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  • Oh yeah, that's kinda interesting.

"Are you a wizard or not?" (-1)

...that Hermione Granger's comment in the seventh book, "Are you a wizard or not?", mimicked Ronald Weasley's, "Are you a witch or not?", during the Devil's Snare encounter of the first book.

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  • I don't think it's boring. Actually, it's quite funny. 188.116.72.104 10:26, November 18, 2010 (UTC)
  • Such good memories, this is a good one. TheRealTucayo 01:59, December 1, 2010 (UTC)
  • I guess I've never really thought about it...Luna Lovegood 23:16, December 9, 2010 (UTC)

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  • this is a good dyk, cuz even though it really obvious to me, lots of average readers won't realise this Cutie-pie 05:46, February 11, 2011 (UTC)
  • I would completely support this if no for the fact that it is totally obvious. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 66.229.102.116 (talkcontribs).

Patricide (-2)

... that Voldemort murdered his own father when he was only sixteen years old?

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  • NO. It is super-obvious, and boring. People should stop nominating clearly said stuff or basic logic on the books that is obvious. How about something easy to miss, or new or something... Ferbot 00:38, November 3, 2010 (UTC)
  • --  Seth Cooper  owl post! 19:36, January 10, 2012 (UTC)

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Welsh Hufflepuff (+1)

..that it is believed that Hogwarts co-founder Helga Hufflepuff hailed from Wales?

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Dumbledore's homosexuality (-2)

...that Albus Dumbledore was homosexual?

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  • I cant believe this was allowed on the wikia! First, that is not in the books. Second, there is nothing wrong with homosexuality. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 81.101.204.9 (talkcontribs).
  • Trivial, brought up loads of time. --  Seth Cooper  owl post! 19:39, January 10, 2012 (UTC)
  • I don't care. He's still the best headmaster of Hogwarts.Anton Potter (talk) 22:17, August 3, 2012 (UTC)

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  • Everyone knows that, I have a friend who hasn't seen or read any harry potter and they know that. (By Awsome.potter.fan)

Least Favourite Headmaster (-1)

...that Phineas Nigellus Black was the least favourite Headmaster of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry?

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  • I bet that in his time, Snape was also hated. --TheRealTucayo 23:58, December 5, 2010 (UTC)
  • Weirdo Guy (talk) 02:25, September 11, 2011 (UTC)

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Hermione's greatest desire (+1)

...that J. K. Rowling once stated in an interveiw that when Hermione Granger looks in the Mirror of Erised, she sees Harry, Ron, and herself unscathed, and Voldemort "finished".

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  • OoU, although I'd be fine with it if it was reworded to exclude the "J.K.Rowling once stated in an interview that" part. --  Seth Cooper  owl post! 19:40, January 10, 2012 (UTC)

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  • Thats really sweet. Much less shallow than what most people would see!

Lucius Malfoy's walking stick (-2)

...that Lucius Malfoy's walking stick in the flms was actualy Jason Isaacs' idea. He explained to director Chris Columbus that it would be excellent for "Pointing and gesturing".

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  • What's OoU mean? *LunaRavenclawcrest(Talk) 23:42, February 21, 2011 (UTC)
  • Out of Universe. - Nick O'Demus 11:49, March 2, 2011 (UTC)
  • I was unaware that this wasn't part of the 'Universe'. I figured it might be useful for a page or two perhaps. Sorry about that...*LunaRavenclawcrest(Owl me!) 18:33, March 2, 2011 (UTC)
  • No need to apologize. Some users feel that all DYK's need to be "in-universe" only, but there's actually no rule against it. It's just an opinion, not policy. - Nick O'Demus 05:24, March 3, 2011 (UTC)

Richard Harris as Dumbledore (+1)

...that Richard Harris initially refused to play Albus Dumbledore, but finally agreed when his granddaughter threatened never to speak to him again?

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  • Who wouldn't LOVE to play Dumbledore?! The best character ever written! I'm glad his grand-daughter put her foot down.

Raspberry Jam (+2)

...that Albus Dumbledore's favorite kind of jam is raspberry?

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  • soo cool i never knew that!

First Kiss (+0)

...that Hermione Granger was the youngest of the Trio to receive a kiss, in her fourth year with Viktor Krum, followed by Harry in his fifth year with Cho Chang, and Ron Weasley in his sixth year with Lavender Brown?

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Parvati and Padma Patil (-1)

...that in the books, Parvati Patil is in Gryffindor and her sister Padma is in Ravenclaw, while in the films they are both Gryffindors?

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Mr. Ollivander (+1)

...that Mr. Ollivander's full name is Garrick Ollivander?

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Hagrid (+1)

...that Rubeus Hagrid was 62 in Harry Potter's first year at Hogwarts?

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"Who Am I?" (+2)

...that Gilderoy Lockhart wrote a book Who Am I? after he lost his memory in the Chamber of Secrets?

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  • Faith Alyson Malfoy 23:25, September 20, 2011 (UTC)
  • Dont you wonder Why Lily and James Potter never thought of disapparating from the house in Godric Hallow with Harry while Lord Voldemorte enters there.122.174.172.111 13:00, September 24, 2011 (UTC)Needujaris122.174.172.111 13:00, September 24, 2011 (UTC) 12:56, September 24, 2011 (UTC) Needujaris
  • after the credits of the second film they show a window in Diagon Alley with a new book by Gilderoy Lockhart named "Who Am I?" 108.60.177.156 03:54, September 28, 2011 (UTC)Chucktonio
  • --  Seth Cooper  owl post! 19:43, January 10, 2012 (UTC)

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The Potions Master(-2)

...that when Snape questioned Harry in his first ever potions lesson, he was really saying something else? "What would I get if I added powdered root of asphodel to an infusion of wormwood?" Aspodel is a type of Lily and in Victorian times, they would send flowers to convey messages. If you sent a Lily it meant ' my regrets follow you to the grave'. Wormwood means ' bitter sorrow'. Put them together and you land up with 'I bitterly regret Lily's death'.

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  • So Bitter Yet So Sweet. The most beautiful and touching moment in literature that I have ever read. If Snape hadn't asked Voldemort to spare lily's life, then her death wouldn't have been a sacrafice. therefore, Harry would have died and there would be no Harry Potter. Snape is a hero. RIP.

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  • It was never confirmed whether he meant that. Ideas twist to fit facts, not the other way around. --  Seth Cooper  owl post! 19:46, January 10, 2012 (UTC)
  • What he said. Nick O'Demus 11:28, May 12, 2012 (UTC)

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  • If that is true that is so sweet and sad.

The Deathly Hallows (+0)

...that these three parallel the brothers in the Deathly Hallows story:

Voldemort: the one who died for power.
Snape: the one who died for a lost love.
Harry: the one who greeted death as an old friend.

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  • None of this is a coincidence. Jo probably had it all thought out when she wrote it. Although, it does fit very nicely.

Marauders (+0)

...that the order which the names of the four Marauders appear on the Marauder's Map (Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot and Prongs) is the reverse of the order in which they died?

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Minerva McGonagall's marrige (+2)

... that shortly after the end of the First Wizarding War, Minerva McGonagall married Ministry official Elphinstone Urquart, who died three years later?

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Alternative endings (-2)

...that the Malfoys had many endings filmed for the Deathly Hallows Part 2. One that didn't make it involved Lucius Malfoy being trampled by Death Eaters.

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Flashback bricks (-1)

...that during the flashback in the Pensieve where Dumbledore first meets Tom Riddle, there are seven rocks on the windowsill?

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  • Not that great of a discovery, that was precisely the point in the rocks: that Riddle's childhood trophies were seven (so were, later, his Horcruxes). Anyway, OoU. --  Seth Cooper  owl post! 19:51, January 10, 2012 (UTC)

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Older actors (-1)

...that the actress who plays Minerva McGonagall (Maggie Smith) is older than the actor who plays Dumbledore (Michael Gambon)?

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James Potter chaser (-1)

...that James Potter was a Chaser, not a Seeker ?

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House Elves (-1)

...that in the Goblet of Fire, during the Quidditch World Cup scene, two house elves can be seen riding a llama?

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  • i know i love that!!!

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19 years later (-1)

...that JK Rowling wrote the last chapter of the seventh book ("19 years later") before she had finshed writing the first book?

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Rupert's Drawings (+0)

...that during filming a classroom scene Rupert Grint (Ron) drew "rather unflattering" drawings of Alan Rickman (Snape,) which he liked and kept?

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  • well cool intersting fact!Mandrake-lover 18:53, January 11, 2012 (UTC)Mandrake-lover

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  • sell it on eBay

The Hogwarts Crest (+0)

...that the words on the Hogwarts Crest mean "never tickle a sleeping dragon"?

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  • Thats the literal translation, it's actually "NEVER tickle a sleeping dragon" Prisinorzero 15:53, January 8, 2012 (UTC)

Rufus Fudge (+2)

...that Rufus Fudge, nephew of former Minister for Magic Cornelius Fudge and an employee at the Improper Use of Magic Office, made a Muggle tube train vanish as a bet in 1999 and was suspended from the Ministry for his actions?

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Lorcan McLaird (+2)

...that Minister for Magic Lorcan McLaird, a former Ravenclaw at Hogwarts, was so eccentric that he preferred to communicate by puffing smoke out of the end of his wand?

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Quirrell's House (+1)

...that Quirinus Quirrell was a Ravenclaw?

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Dan's Guitar (-1)

...that Gary Oldman gave Daniel Radcliffe a bass guitar and taught him how to play it?

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Faris Spavin (+1)

...that Faris "Spout-Hole" Spavin was Minister for Magic for 38 years?

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Eldon Elsrickle (+1)

...that Eldon Elsrickle, the wizard who introduced the Unlocking Charm to the Great Britain in the early 17th century, was a mass burglar that was known as "The Spectral Thief of Old London Town"?

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Did you know that there were a total of 3 Tom Riddle's in the series? Lord Voldemort, his Muggle father, and his half-brother.

That there were a total of three Tom Riddle's mentioned in the series? Voldemort, his father and his half brother and that all three were killed by spells issued from Voldemort himself? 152.26.228.42 20:07, November 29, 2012 (UTC)

....that Moaning Myrtle was actually 37 in real life? She was the oldest person to portray a Hogwarts student.

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