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11 Things You Might Not Know About J.K. Rowling

AKA the most interesting Muggle in the world.

1. J.K. Rowling met a Hell's Angel biker who later became the inspiration for Hagrid.

2. J.K. Rowling never specifically brought up religion in Harry Potter because she was afraid her Christian readers would be able to guess the ending.

3. She included Hedwig's death in Deathly Hallows because it signaled the end of Harry's innocence.

4. Rowling turned down a Michael Jackson-produced musical of Harry Potter.

5. "The Pardoner's Tale" in The Canterbury Tales was Rowling's inspiration for "The Tale of Three Brothers."

6. Rowling seriously considered killing off Ron.

7. J.K. Rowling was going to appear in an episode of Doctor Who set in the Harry Potter universe.

8. Quidditch was invented after a fight with Rowling's boyfriend at the time.

9. And she filled five pages with made up Q words before she settled on Quidditch.

10. J.K. Rowling wrote her first story titled Rabbit, at the age of six.

11. Platform 9 3/4 is where J.K. Rowling's parents met.