Even the Biggest Harry Potter Fans Don’t Know These Magical Fun Facts

Harry Potter is one of the most successful franchises of all time, both on the screen and on the page. As everyone knows, it all came from the mind of author J.K Rowling, but what else do you know about the iconic series? Do you have what it takes to last in Rowling’s wizarding world? Read on to find out…

Too Old to Be Young

The actress who played Moaning Myrtle, Shirley Henderson, was actually 37 when she played the part. She was the oldest actor playing a Hogwarts student in the series.


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The More You Know

  • A U.S. park ranger named Roy C. Sullivan held the record for being struck by lightning the most times, having been struck — and surviving — seven times between 1942 and 1977.
  • A chameleon's tongue is twice as long as its body.
  • John Tyler, the 10th president of the United States, was born in 1790. He has a grandson that is alive today.
  • The loudest animal on earth is the sperm whale.
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