23 Crazy Facts You Didn’t Know About The Harry Potter Series – Part 2

1Harry Potter Timeline

Harry Potter Timeline

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the last book of the series, is set in 1998, the same year the first book was published in America.

2Hogwarts Students

Hogwarts Students

Hogwarts is only open to the residents of Ireland and Britain.

3Hermoine's Purse

Hermoine's Purse

Hermione Granger’s all-encompassing purse in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows was the result of an illegally performed extension charm, though she suffered no punishment from the Ministry of Magic as the bag, “played no insignificant part in the defeat of the greatest Dark wizard of all time.”

4Wizarding Brooms

Wizarding Brooms

According to J.K. Rowling, brooms are not actually magical items that allow wizards to fly. Like wands, they are simply tools for wizards to channel their own magic through and talented wizards can fly without them.

5Accident on Set

Accident on Set

While filming a scene between Bellatrix Lestrange and Neville Longbottom in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Helena Bonham Carter accidentally stabbed Matthew Lewis in the ear with her wand, busting the actor’s eardrum.

6I’ll Stand By You Always

I’ll Stand By You Always

Bruce Springsteen wrote the song “I’ll Stand By You Always,” for a Harry Potter film, but said the producers of the movie didn’t want to use it.

7Harry Potter Book

Harry Potter Book

There is a first-edition copy of 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone' amongst Earth's most important artifacts preserved aboard Platform One in the Doctor Who episode "The End of the World."

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8Potter book rejected

Potter book rejected

The first 'Harry Potter' book was initially rejected by twelve different publishers, as it was considered too long for children to read.

9Voldemort's wand

Voldemort's wand

Voldemort's wand is made of yew. The plant is seen by some as having immense supernatural power and being a symbol of death and rebirth, representing the same immortality that Voldemort seeks.

10Evanna Lynch

Evanna Lynch

Evanna Lynch, who eventually portrayed Luna Lovegood in the 'Harry Potter' film series, was such a fan of the books as a child that she was able to convince doctors to allow her to leave a hospital where she was recovering from an illness so she can stand in line to get a signed copy of 'The Order of the Phoenix.'

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