There is no doubt some questionable things happen around Harry Potter, and these 25 strange Harry Potter facts will prove it! From using dragon blood as a cleaner, an outbreak of lice, to bumblebees- we may blow your mind.
Strange things weren’t just going on in the Harry Potter world, but on the set of the movies as well. Producers of the films had their hands full with the young actors. Draco Malfoy liked to sneak in snacks, while Harry Potter used his wand as a drumstick.
Is Lord Voldemort really unable to feel love because of a love potion? Was Nicolas Flamel a real person? Did J.K. Rowling really drive the same car as the Weasleys? Coincidences? Maybe not. Check out these 25 Strange Facts About Harry Potter!
Lord Voldemort is Unable to Love
Albus Dumbledore believed Voldemorts mother used a love potion on his father. If that was true, it would mean Voldemort was conceived while the potion was being used, leaving him without the ability to feel love.
Others blamed his lonely, loveless childhood. J.K. Rowling eventually confirmed Dumbledores love potion theory.
Harry Potter's Eyes Are Only Green in the Last Scene of Sorcerer's Stone
In the books, Potter’s eyes are described as a bright green, but in the movies, you see a blue-eyed Potter. Daniel Radcliffe was given green contacts to wear when filming began but he was allergic to them. The last scene of the movie was the first scene shot that you can catch a glimpse of a puffy-faced, green-eyed Potter saying Goodbye to Rubeus Hagrid.
Lord Voldemort Gave and Took Away Harry Potter's Ability to Speak Parseltounge
Voldemort gave Harry Potter the ability to speak Parseltongue when Voldermort made Potter one of his seven Horcruxes.
However, when Voldemort killed Potter for five seconds, he also destroyed the Horcrux, therefore removing Potters ability. Since Parseltongue is a language Wizards cannot learn, Potter is never able to speak it again.
Only One From the Trio Finished Their 7th and Final Year at Hogwarts
Hermione Granger was the only one to return after the trio dropped out. She went on to become the Minister of Magic.
Daniel Radcliffe's Stunt Double Was Left Paralyzed for Life After Deathly Hallows
The Weasleys and J.K. Rowling Had the Same Car
Twelve Publishers Turned Harry Potter Down
Nicolas Flamel Wasn't Just a Character, But A Real Life Person
Rubeus Hagrid is Based Off of A Hell's Angel J.K. Rowling Met in the West Country
There Was One Instance The Wizards of Hogwarts Copied The Muggles, Modern Plumbing
Daniel Radcliffe Has Terrible Handwriting
'Muggle' Was A Word Used Long Before Harry Potter Was Released In 1997
The Young Stars Did Real Homework On Set
Producers wanted school work to look as authentic as possible, so real homework was done when filming at Hogwarts. While filming Prisoner of Azkaban the trio was even assigned essays to write about their characters.
Daniel Radcliffe Went Through A Lot of Props
A Widespread outbreak of Lice Halted Production of Chamber of Secrets.
Hedwig Had Seven Male Actors
Dragon Blood Has 12 Discovered Uses
Molly Weasley Shrieked the Only Muggle Curse Word in the Series
Daniel Radcliffe Had To Shave His Leg For Chamber of Secrets
Richard Harris Said No To Playing Albus Dumbledore 3 Times Before Accepting the Role
Emma Watson Dedicated Her Britannia Award for British Artist of the Year to Millie
Mrs. P. Head Played Professor Minerva Mcgonagall's Animagus Form
Vincent Crabbe Didn't Appear in the Final Films
Draco Malfoy's Robe Pockets Were Sewn Shut
Thomas Felton, who played Malfoy, had a habit of sneaking food on set. When producers figured him out, not until the 3rd movie, they sewed his pockets shut. Felton confessed saying, “I want to clear this up because that is absolutely true!”