Ten Pieces of Harry Potter Trivia

1) The Hogwarts motto is ‘Draco dormiens nunquam titillandus’ which is Latin for ‘never tickle a sleeping dragon’

2) To contact The Ministry of Magic, Arthur Weasly dials the number 64224. On a standard phone, that number spells the word ‘magic’

3) JK Rowling, Daniel Radcliffe and Harry potter all share the same birthday-31st July

4) The command for the Dark Mark is ‘morsmorde’ which is French for ‘take a bite out of death’

5) Dementors don’t breed; they grow where there is decay, like fungus

6) Dumbledore is an old English word for a bumble bee

7) The original snitch used in Quidditch was actually a fat bird called a Snidget. This was eventually deemed too cruel and the golden snitch was soon invented

8) Garden Gnomes are considered a pest in the wizarding world because they eat the roots of plants and make little piles of earth, just like moles

9) Hermione’s cat Crookshanks is actually half Kneazle. Kneazles are intelligent cat like creatures, who can sniff out suspicious characters. If a Kneazle takes a liking to a witch or wizard, they make very good pets

10) The four houses at Hogwarts correspond with the four elements. Gryffindor is fire, Slytherin is water, Hufflepuff isĀ earth and Ravenclaw is air