20 Facts on Harry Potter to Win Trivia Night
How much do you love Harry Potter? Add the facts below to your trivia knowledge to make sure you win the next trivia night you join!
1. Harry Potter celebrates his birthday on July 31, which is the same birthday as J.K Rowling.
2. Every time Harry, Ron, and Hermione did their schoolwork in the movies, they were actually doing their real-life homework.
3. Robbie Coltrane who plays Hagrid was the first actor to be cast in the series.
4. Much of the Harry Potter films were inspired by Edinburgh, Scotland where Rowling lives.
5. Emma Watson tried to wear fake buck teeth to match the description of Hermione in the books. It did not fly because she could not speak properly.
6. Arthur Weasley was supposed to die in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. His death was replaced by Sirius Black.
7. Plants in the wizarding world are based on real names of plants taken from a 17th-century book called Culpeper’s Complete Herbal.
8. The original title of the first Harry Potter book for American release was Harry Potter and the School of Magic.
9. Hermione recognized a few smells in the Amortentia potion including Ron’s hair.
10. All the food in the feast scene on Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone movie were real.
11. Rowling gave Alan Rickman spoilers to help him land the role of Professor Snape.
12. Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint admit to having a crush on Watson during the early filming of the movies.
13. Tom Felton auditioned for the roles of Harry and Ron.
14. 36-year-old Shirley Henderson played 14-year-old Moaning Myrtle.
15. Voldemort comes from a French word that means flight of death.
16. Fred and George Weasley were born on April Fool’s Day.
17. The Harry Potter books were the first children’s book on the New York Bestseller list since Charlotte’s Web, which came out in 1952.
18. Rowling said she regrets pairing Ron and Hermione.
19. The popular curse avada kedavra came from an Aramaic phrase that means to disappear like this word.
20. Rowling only wanted to cast British or Irish actors.