BySam Plank, writer at
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All these theories that have been coming out about 'Arry Pottah lately have been so sirius! So I'd thought I'd slytherin and throw a few fun facts out there. You diehard Potter fans probably already know every one of them, but I tried to get all the ones that were a little riddikulus, slightly zany, off the wall, and a little light-hearted. Nothing ron with that, right?

1. This is one of my favorites, and I just came across it not too long ago. If a muggle came across Hogwarts, it would appear to be just a runned-down old building with a sign that warns them to stay away, and that it's unsafe.

2. How come the soul-eating dementors never went for poor, redheaded Ron? Oooohhhh....

3. J.K. Rowling came up with the idea for Harry Potter on crowded train, on the way back home one day in London.

4. She also went through a divorce while writing the books, and the resulting depression "inspired" her to create the Dementors.

5. Hermione's patronus is an otter, and Ron's is a jack russell terrier. Originally, terriers were kept to hunt vermin like mice, rats, rabbits, stoats and otters! Oh, and weasels. Funny!

5.5. Professor Snape's patronus is a doe, when he dies. So that either means he's always loved Lily, or he's James Potter's soulmate. Dumbledore would be proud!

6. In Deathly Hallows, Ron and Hermione fall asleep holding hands, just like otters do. Awww...

7. J.K. Rowling's favorite animal is an otter!

8. Otter rhymes with Potter...

9. On the subject of patronus, James Potter's was a stag, and Lily's, a doe. Soulmates!

10. Shirley Henderson, who will be turning 50 this year, played Moaning Myrtle in the Harry Potter films, making her 37 when she first played the little ghost!

11. Out of all the 7 horcruxes, Harry only personally destroyed one, the diary. Unless you count himself...he kinda helped out Voldemort out on that one.

12. Robbie Coltrane, the actor who played Hagrid in the films, has gotten a mini-fan and a fruit bat stuck in his famous, shaggy beard.

13. During the filming of the kissing scene between the horcrux versions of Harry and Hermione in the final film, Rupert Grint was removed from the set for laughing too much.

14. In order to become acquainted with the films’ three main stars, director Alfonso Cuaron had each of them write an essay about their characters. True to their characters, Emma Watson wrote a 16-page essay, Daniel Radcliffe wrote a simple, one-page paper, and Rupert Grint never even turned his in.

15. While filming The Prisoner of Azkaban, Tom Felton's pockets on his Hogwarts robes were sewn shut. The little dork kept sneaking food on set.


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