ByMichelle Siouty, writer at

Harry Potter was my childhood. And is very much present in my adulthood. This enchanting series taught me about good versus evil, expanded my vocabulary, and was the catalyst for my reading obsession.

I actually have a lot to thank J.K. Rowling for, as I would not be the person I am without her. And I am looking forward to one day bonding with my children as I read them passages from the phenomenal series, converting them into members of Dumbledore's Army.

Being the Harry Potter nerd that I am, I was actually pleasantly surprised that I didn't know many of these facts about the Harry Potter series. And I have to be honest with you: a few of them almost made me bawl loudly in the office. I'm proud I somehow managed to keep the tears back.

1. If Dumbledore were to choose a Muggle song to play during his funeral, he would have to choose "My Way" by Frank Sinatra.

[Source: The Leaky Cauldron]

2. Wizards and witches have their own set of platforms at King Cross' Station; they're all fractioned numbers.

[Source: io9]

3. Part of the reason why Aunt Marge is a bitter old bitch is because she felt unrequited love from her neighbor Colonel Fubster, who considered her a vile and horrible person.

[Source: Harry Potter Wiki]

4. Harry and Dudley were forced to see each other more than they would have liked, as they wanted to give their children the ability to spend time with their cousins.

[Source: The Leaky Cauldron]

5. Following Hogwarts, Hermione worked at the Department of Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures to push for better treatment of house-elves, but then transferred to the Department of Magical Law Enforcement.

[Source: The Leaky Cauldron]

6. Her husband Ron, however, became an Auror, and later helped George with Weasley's Wizard Wheezes, which ended up successful and flourishing.

[Source: The Leaky Cauldron]

7. James Sirius Potter, Harry's oldest, was able to get his hands on the Marauder's Map when he found it stuffed in his father's desk.

[Source: Beyond Hogwarts]

8. Dumbledore had fallen in love with Gellert Grindelwald as a youth.

[Source: The Leaky Cauldron]

9. Voldemort died during the Battle of Hogwarts at the age of 71.

10. When Snape was finally added to the portraits in the headmaster's office, Harry demanded that it be placed next to Dumbedore's.

[Source: The Leaky Cauldron]

11. Fred and George once unknowingly threw snow at Voldemort.

12. Fred and George were born on April Fool's Day.

13. Minerva McGonagall fell in love with a Muggle boy, but turned him down for fear he wouldn't accept her as a witch. Although reluctant, she eventually married her old boss at the Ministry, Elphinstone Urquart.

[Source: Fanpop]

14. If you didn't think McGonagall was a badass already, you will now. Minerva McGonagall was actually a very talented Quidditch player, but fell during her final year, causing her to experience broken ribs and a concussion.

[Source: Fanpop]

15. Although Winky still remains at Hogwarts, she never quite got over her addiction to Butterbeer.

[Source: Harry Potter Bloomsbury]

16. Cho Chang went on to marry a Muggle man.

[Source: Nola]

17. J.K. Rowling almost titled the final book Harry Potter and the Elder Wand and Harry Potter and the Peverall Quest, but last minute refrained as it sounded too cheesy.

[Source: The Leaky Cauldron]

18. When Dumbledore stumbles upon a boggart, he sees the corpse of his sister, Ariana.

[Source: The Leaky Cauldron]

The Harry Potter craving is so much stronger than ever, and I have to admit I'm getting sick of rereading the series over and over again...

Please, J.K. Rowling, you magnificent queen you, please do an entire series about Dumbledore's life! And one of Snape! And how about one about Voldemort? And maybe continue the series with Harry, Ron, and Hermione's kids at Hogwarts.

There is still so much left to know!

[Source: Buzzfeed]


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