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9 Hogwarts Inspired Inventions That Actually Exist

One butter beer, please!

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1. Moving Pictures

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Okay so we've all seen this at some point, whether it's a moving billboard or digital frame, but these were basically non-existent when Harry Potter was first released! While we don't have moving newspapers yet, Japan is taking it up a notch, because they are Japan and they win at technology.

2. Independent Kitchen Supplies

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Remember when the Weasley's kitchen just cleaned itself and you were like, "yes, this is my dream." Well, Japan has done it again, inventing this self-stirring pot!

3. Butter beer!

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Starbucks carried it for a while, and you can also get some at Harry Potter World! Or make your own! I have yet to try it... but I can only hope it tastes as good as it sounds.

4. Bertie-Bots Every Flavour Beans.

I mean, how could Jelly Belly NOT capitalize on this? Fingers crossed you don't get earwax.
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I mean, how could Jelly Belly NOT capitalize on this? Fingers crossed you don't get earwax.

5. The Invisibility Cloak! Yes, we're serious.

Thanks to a bunch of scientists who share our obsession with Harry Potter's world, invisibility cloaks are no longer a thing of fiction.
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Thanks to a bunch of scientists who share our obsession with Harry Potter's world, invisibility cloaks are no longer a thing of fiction.

6. Magic Wands

Okay, so they can't cast spells, but they can do the next best thing: CONTROL YOUR TV. ThinkGeek invites you to tame the beast of HD pictures with this magical device.
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Okay, so they can't cast spells, but they can do the next best thing: CONTROL YOUR TV. ThinkGeek invites you to tame the beast of HD pictures with this magical device.

7. Quidditch!

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They may not be flying 100s of feet over our head on brooms, but it's the spirit of the game that matters, right?

8. This Real Life Wizard Chess Match

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One can only hope they stayed true to the game, and left no survivors.

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9. And finally, YOU CAN ATTEND HOGWARTS!

AMBER ALERT: Starting this Spring in Poland you can actually attend Hogwarts thanks to a redesigned Polish castle where your lodging & food is all included in the price. Sign me up!
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AMBER ALERT: Starting this Spring in Poland you can actually attend Hogwarts thanks to a redesigned Polish castle where your lodging & food is all included in the price. Sign me up!

So thank you, Harry Potter, for inspiring some magic into our otherwise boring world.

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We are forever grateful.

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