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

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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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Depressed Dementors

Dementors are terrifying dark, magical, deadly, wraith-like menaces. These were meant to represent Rowling’s own depression and the effect it had on her life.

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The More You Know

  • An 11-year-old is responsible for naming Pluto.
  • If you heat up a magnet, it will lose its magnetism.
  • Reed Hasting started Netflix after receiving $40 in late fees when returning Apollo 13.
  • A single lightning bolt has enough energy to toast 100,000 slices of bread.
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