Can you imagine growing up without Harry Potter? Fans around the world have cherished the beloved book series by J.K. Rowling for decades, but even the most hardcore fans may be in for a few surprises. Here are five secrets that J.K. Rowling revealed that are giving us life.
Ever wonder how a wizard whizzes? Earlier this year, Rowling shared Harry Potter’s dirtiest secret: how they use the bathroom. According to Rowling, the wizards basically used to use to the restroom on the floor and clean it up with a vanishing spell before they adapted to Muggle plumbing techniques. Talk about #TMI!
Curious fans may wonder why Hagrid was never able to produce his own Patronus. Rowling revealed that Hagrid was actually never able to complete the complicated spell because he was prematurely kicked out of Hogwarts when he was a teen. This might actually be the saddest revelation of the entire series!
Whether you call him He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named or You-Know-Who, serious Harry Potter fans know that Voldemort is a force to be reckoned with. Only one problem though, we’ve been saying his name wrong. Rowling dished that Voldemort’s name (French for “flight of death”) is to be pronounced with a silent T. Très chic!
Although Rowling does mention two other European wizarding schools in Goblet of Fire, fans in North America are dying to know if there were any more schools in their neck of the woods. Rowling spilled the tea about Ilvermorny, the primary wizarding school in America with houses named after magical creatures.
Ron And Hermione’s Regret
While we all shipped Ron and Hermione’s relationship hard, Rowling just wasn’t feeling the same way. Her biggest revelation is that Ron and Hermione were never supposed to be together, and she only did it to appeal to fans. In her heart of hearts, Hermione was actually meant to be with Harry!
UFOs And The U.S. Presidents: Alien Cover-Ups That Have Been Swept Under The Rug Of The Oval Office
Shady things have taken place in the White House for centuries, but the biggest unsolved mystery by far is the possible cover-up of extra-terrestrial life. Thousands of UFO sightings have taken place over the years, before quickly getting swept under the rug by certain U.S. presidents. However, now it’s time to put all the pieces together – from alien abductions, to experimental testing, to some shocking information that only recently saw the light of day.
The Most Overrated Rock Bands Of All Time – Ranked By How Overrated They Are
These world-renowned classic rock bands have ridden the coattails of generic universal praise for far too long. With their passionate vocals and piercing guitars, they all found their unique voice in the music industry. But just because they found their voice doesn’t mean they’re actually as good as people say they are. We apologize in advance, because your favorite band might actually be overrated too.
The Incredible Transformations Of These My 600 Pound Life Participants Will Leave You In Awe
Shows like My 600-LB Life strive to give viewers a look at the triumphs, setbacks, and small victories of these participants. Under the watchful eye of Dr. Nowzaradan, these patients have put in the hard work to reach their health goals. Check out our list of the most incredible transformations of My 600-LB Life.