Whether you're the most avid fan, or someone who just dabbles in the fandom, there's no denying that the Harry Potter is up there as one of the most expansive and in-depth literary and cinematic universes.
From Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone being released in bookstores in 1997 all the way to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 being released in theaters in 2011, Harry Potter was a fandom that captivated the hearts and minds of readers and audiences far and wide. So it should be no surprise that there are tons of trivia bits and behind the scene facts. Whether they came from J.K. Rowling, the cast, or some clever fans who made the connections, HPotterFacts spent years compiling them all onto one easy Tumblr page.
Here are 42 of my favorite random facts that made this book and movie series as special as it was:
So the three biggest takeaways from this list are that there could have been an insanely cool Doctor Who Christmas Special, I still have not fully come to terms with Fred Weasley's death, and that Snape is James Potter's...soulmate?
Maybe you learned something new, or maybe you already knew all of these facts (impressive!), but I hope that either way you enjoyed the list. I don't know about you, but I can never get sick of learning more about the books that played such an integral role in shaping my childhood.
Thanks HPotterFacts for all of the insane trivia!