There’s no doubt that we’re serious Potterheads, having read the whole collection of books and watched all 8 movies more than ten times each. It’s also our dream to visit The Wizarding World of Harry Potter aka holyland in Florida. So it’s safe to say we know pretty much anything and everything that’s HP related. BUT we still come across unknown interesting facts, so we’ve compiled some very rarely known facts about our beloved series.
#1 The history of Azkaban
Azkaban was originally a fortress used by a dark wizard named Ekrizdis. He would lure in muggles into the fortress in order to torture or kill them.
#2 James Sirius Potter is 12 this year
James (pictured in the middle) turned 11 last year and started his Hogwarts education on September 1st, 2015. No prizes for which house he got sorted into.
#3 Minerva McGonagall was married
McGonagall was married to her previous boss Elphinstone Urquart from the Ministry of Magic. Sadly, he died by a Tentacula bite only 3 years into the marriage. She never married again.
#4 The Sorting Hat goes through ‘hatstalls’
You might’ve noticed that the hat took longer than usual to sort Harry Potter in his first year, that was because the hat couldn’t decide which house to put him in and was going through a ‘hatstall’. It also happened for McGonagall as the hat couldn’t decide whether to sort her into Gryffindor or Ravenclaw.
#5 Hufflepuff won the house cup in 2015
Yes, it’s hip to be a Hufflepuff. Don’t go looking down the them, we’ve got cool people like Tonks, Newt Scamander from Fantastic Beasts and of course Cedric Diggory.
#6 Members of the DA kept their coins
If you read the Order of the Phoenix, you’d know that Hermione designed coins for all members of Dumbledore’s Army so that they could be updated about the DA meetings. It’s heartwarming to know that all the members kept the coins as ‘badges of honour’ after the war.
Any other rare HP facts we should know about? Let us know in the comments below!