16 Hilarious Made-Up Facts About "Harry Potter" That We Wish Were True

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16. While the sink in the Hogwarts first floor girls’ lavatory leads to the Chamber of Secrets, the sink in the boys’ lavatory leads to a chamber containing a nursery for Professor McGonagal’s lovechild.

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15. Buckbeak the Hippogriff is actually four garden gnomes supporting an elaborate puppet. Hagrid never realizes this.

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14. The Department of Mysteries was awarded ‘Best Government Career Website’ by Forbes in 2003.

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13. A dance number in the fourth film never came to fruition.

12. During books 3-7, Colin Creevey publishes his photography in a variety of muggle magazines under the pseudonym “Annie Liebowitz.”

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11. There was an attempt to write Hermione out of the series during pre-production on Sorcerer’s Stone.

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10. Tom Riddle was known as a plastic surgery fiend during his time in the orphanage.

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9. Dobby doesn’t die, he is accidentally buried alive. Fortunately, he can teleport, so this isn’t a real problem.

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8. Many years in the future - following a cataclysmic war - the Triwizard Tournament is looked to as the basis for the Hunger Games.

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7. Luna Lovegood is gluten intolerant.

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6. Louisiana Voodoo is never taught at Hogwarts due to latent resentment over the War of 1812.

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5. Sometimes during really boring Quidditch, Hermione imagines she’s watching a Boyz II Men concert DVD instead.

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4. You must bring all necessary feminine hygiene products with you to Hogwarts. They are not available otherwise on the premises.

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3. Harry has mono for most of books 5 and 6.

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2. Hermione and Ron are secretly using love potion on each other starting in book 7.

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1. The Harry Potter series was initially supposed to be about Severus Snape. It was changed for marketing reasons.

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