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 Cool and Weird Harry Potter Facts
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Cool and Weird Harry Potter Facts
 Did you know..........................that the snake in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (that's in the zoo) is supposed to be Nagini?!
    Do you have anymore cool and weird Harry Potter facts? Well then post them up here!



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That is so cool! The only fact that I have is JK Rowling was born on the same day as Harry, or would it be Harry was born on the same day as JK Rowling! Great idea! :D
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-J.K. Rowling and Harry Potter share the same b-day! July 31st
-Through all of the Harry Potter movies 6 actors have played Voldemort
-In French Voldemort means, "Flight of Death"
-The actress who played Moaning Myrtle is actually 37 years old
-The conductor and driver of The Knight Bus (Stan and Ernie) are named after J.K. Rowling's grandfathers
-Fred and George Weasley aren't redheads
-J.K. Rowling took an online quiz to see what house she would be in and it said Hufflepuff
-The Hogwarts motto is "Draco domiens nunquan titillandus." Which is Latin for "Never tickle a sleeping dragon
-An outbreak of lice occurred when they were filming The Chamber of Secrets




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Are you sure . . . I didn't know that.

-Blackwitch10 *8)



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Wed Dec 14, 2011 5:03 pm
I would've never guessed that! Thank you for enlightening me with a new HP fact.



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Wed Dec 14, 2011 5:11 pm
Actually I'm not so sure if 6 actors have played Voldemort. I guess that sometimes Google can be wrong!



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Wed Dec 14, 2011 10:55 pm
I already knew all of these facts!



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Thu Dec 15, 2011 9:08 pm
You know how it says over and over again in the books how Harry's eyes are green just like his mother's? Well in the movies if you look closely Daniel Radcliff's eyes are either blue or brown. ( I forget which!) And if you look at the cover art in most of the book's cover art Harry has brown eyes. I guess that nobody ever realized that his eyes are green!



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Tue Jan 10, 2012 11:46 pm

Ron was amased to hear that Tom Riddle received an award for special services to Hogwarts. He said jokingly: "Maybe he murdered Myrtle, that would've done everyone a favor." Tom Riddle DID murder Myrtle, through the Basilisk.




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Colors play an important role in the books. For example shades of red represent goodness. Such as: Gryffindor's scarlet robes, Harry's red ink, and the crimson Hogwarts Express. The Weasleys have red hair and a red roof. Green is largely associated with negative events. Such as when Harry sees a flash of green when his parents die, and the green-colored curse that makes Ron vomit in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.




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OOH! I figured out where certain spell names come from. (And these were mostly on my own, too...)

Avada Kedavra is a spelling rendition of "Abra Cadabra" and Kedavra actually sounds like "cadaver", which is a dead body.

The actual word "Floo" probably comes from the word "flue", which is a conduit for steam and smoke to escape chimneys. So it makes sense Floo powder helps you travel via chimney.

A lot of the other spells are from the Latin, too. So if you know Latin, you can figure out why a lot of the spells make sense.
~Lauren




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Mon Jan 16, 2012 1:38 am

I know one!

 

I the first book, Fred and George were hitting proffesor quirrel in the back of his tunic with snow balls, right? but at the end of the book, Voldemort's face is there. Doesn't that mean that they were hitting him in the face!!!

blushI pretty sure this is right, pelease tell me if i am not.yes

 

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- Fred and George were born on April Fool's day. -Daniel Radcliffe has been through 160 pairs of glasses during the shooting of all the Harry Potter films.



 Cool and Weird Harry Potter Facts

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Voldemort has a silent E at the end.

I think that the only lousy spell is the muggle-repelling charm, which is 'Mugglus Reppelo', and is used in the last book.

 




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Sun Feb 19, 2012 10:21 pm

 Have you ever wondered what some Harry Potter names mean? Well I sure have!.......

Crookshanks- Crooked legs.

Buckbeak- When a horse bucks, it kicks it's legs back and up. A beak of course is a bird's mouth.

Hermes- The messenger of the Greek gods. Hermes is Percy's owl.

Pigwidgeon- Small

Draco Malfoy- Draco is Latin for dragon. Malfoy is French for "bad faith."

That's all I have for now!




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Mon Feb 20, 2012 10:55 pm

did you know that rowlings parent met at kings cross station




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Thu Mar 01, 2012 4:08 pm

COOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks for putting up posts!




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Sun Mar 04, 2012 8:13 pm

@bulldogindigo7 the snake thing doesn't seem to make a lot of sense, but it's a cool idea! Where did you hear about that? I think Ralph Finnes was the only person to play Voldemort...but I'm not positive...again, I'm curious as to where you heard these things! Dan's eyes are blue! they tried colored contacts for a while, but they irritated his eyes. 

@blackwitch10 they definitely were! I wonder if they ever realized what they were doing...not like it's that important after he's dead

Narcissa means self-centered (like narcissistic) (and I'm sorry about the spelling)

Draco, originates from Draconian. (I'm studying Greek history right now)

*digs out Harry Potter page to screen* 

Hagrid is played by Robbie Coltrane (who looks the part) and Martin Bayfield (who is 6' 10"). 

Tom Felton originally tried out for Harry's role. (and he's not naturally blonde)

Platform 9 3/4 is filmed between platforms four and five

Evanna Lynch (plays Luna) made the radish earings in the movie, and designed the lion's head she wears. 

Umbridge's costumes become slowly more pink  (darker) throught the (fifth) movie

Fourty cats were used on the plates in Umbridge's office

Hero Finnes-Tiffin who plays young Voldemort is Ralph Finnes's (voldemort) nephew

Xenophilius means lover of the strange

the core of the elder wand is made of thestral hair

that's all I can think of for now!!




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Tue Mar 06, 2012 3:00 am

Cool I would have never knownsmiley




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Sat Apr 28, 2012 3:39 pm
Umm..... Some of these facts aren't true. That snake isn't Nagini, isn't she green? Besides, I don't think Voldemort would want a snake bred in captivity. Only one dude, Ralph Fiennes, plays Voldemort. But still, some of these facts are really cool. Want to hear a really weird fact? I can look at a picture of Daniel Radcliffe from the movies and tell you which movie it was by his haircut. I can also do this with Beatles pictures. Creepy? Yes, yes it is.



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Thu May 31, 2012 9:00 pm
Ok.... just so everyone gets this straight: I got all of these facts from Google. The whole zoo snake/Nagini J.K. Rowling said that it was the same snake in an interview. I just wanted everyone to know that. So please keep putting cool and weird facts up. Thanks! :P



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Thu May 31, 2012 9:03 pm
So........ these cool and weird facts don't just have to be from Harry Potter. They can be from any book!!!! Just wanted to say that. :P



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Just remember that it's not okay to copy & paste from other websites or books. Use your own words.
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Fri Jun 01, 2012 11:06 am
Oh, don't worry I did put them in my own words!



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Sat Jun 02, 2012 12:56 pm
Spelled backwards, the inscription on the Mirror of Erised is "I show not your face but your heart's desire". Cool eh?



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Mon Jun 11, 2012 12:59 pm
*jaw hits the floor* I didn't know that about Nagini! And the rest is all cool facts :)
Oooh! When the Dementors attacked Dudley Dusley, they forced him to see himself just the way he really was: a spoiled rotten bully (poor Dudley, that was a pretty harsh landing to reality) :( But he started to question stuff about himself and that lead him to standing by Harry's side in DH (or that's how I got it after reading it on an HP fansite)



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did u kno that in half-blood prince, harry was in the room of requirement and saw one of the horcruxes and didnt even kno it!! its on pg 527 in the chapter sectumsepra when it says a tarnished tiara



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Actually, some of these facts are wrong. The snake in the zoo is not Nagini...not the right kind, not poisonous. JK Rowling has in fact stated that it is NOT the same snake. Nagini was bred by Voldemort, not bred in the zoo's captivity. Voldemort has been played by more than one actor, but I can't figure out 6. 1) Voldemort on the back of Quirrel's head. 2) Voldemort in the chamber of secrets. 3)Voldemort resurrected in GOF. 4) The 11 year old Tom riddle in the pensieve, 5) the 16 year old Riddle in the pensieve. I can't think of the 6th one...unless they mean a stunt double.



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Wed Feb 06, 2013 2:32 pm
in the movie harry's eyes aren't green, they're blue



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Sat Feb 09, 2013 11:57 pm
@bluedragon: The other Voldy in the Pensive, the time he modified the house elf's memory and took Huffelpuff's Cup.



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@bulldogindigo7: Daniel Radcliffe tried to wear color contact lenses but he said they hurt his eyes.



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To make Neville look goofier the actor put stuff behind his ears to make them stick out, had fake buck teeth, and wore shoes two sizes to big.



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in the books harry has green eyes and ron has blue eyes in the movies daniel radcliffe (harry) has blue eyes and rupert grint (ron) has green eyes



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Rupert Grint(Ron) drew a (bad, he says) picture of Alan Rickman(Snape) while Alan was standing behind him. Alan still has the picture.



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Snape was so mean to Neville because he couldn´t get over the fact that Lilly wouldn´t have died if Voldemort had chosen Neville for the prophecy.



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harry watched his parents die wearing blue pyjamas both mr and percy weasly are described wearing glasses in the books AND NOW THE WEIRDEST OF ALL! the actress who plays Bellatrix plays a refined, prim and proper young lady in a 1985 movie. (its called "Room with a view", i think.) It sure is amazing what makeup can do!



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1 In the Spanish edition of HP Trevor is a turtle instead of a toad 2 jk Rowling is the first person to become a million were off of books 3 the first death eaters were called the knights of Walpurgis



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if you think about it voldemort and hagrid ar in their sixties



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Did you know that in the first Harry Potter movie, Daniel Radcliffe had an allergic reaction to the glasses and his contacts? So they took out the contacts and changed the metal for his glasses.



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Wow, these are all really cool.



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the harry and draco actors are actually good friends




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Why did Harry Potter get married to Genny Weasley frown   




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Sat Mar 26, 2016 10:07 pm

DId you know that the T in Voldemort is silent? Or that J. K. Rowlings real name is Johanna Rowling, and she had no middle name? She just put the K in because the publisher said that it might appeal to boys more if they didn't know she was a girl, just had her intials? Or that Tome Felton, the actor that played Draco Malfoy, originally auditioned for the role of Harry Potter? Hope you guys learned something new!




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Guys! Don't forget the Voldemort in DH, played by Ralph Fines!




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The horned dinosaur Dracorex hogwartsia was named after Hogwarts, Harry's school




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