Here is the list of some very less known things about Harry Potter. In this article, we are going to cover both the less known facts about the movie and the books.



You read it right. The proud author of Harry Potter J.K.Rowling shares the same date as their birthday. This is just the impact Rowling has on the character she has written. She says, that Hermione is just like the young version of her and is her favorite animal, which is Hermione’s Patronus. In another such an impact, Dumbledore and Rowling share same likes in lemons. Both of them like sherbet lemons.


  1. She invented the names of the Hogwarts House on the back of a barf bag.

In the year 2000, there was an opportunity given to the school children of Scholastic and it was to ask Rowling questions about Harry Potter. One of the students went on asking her, “What made you think of the people’s names and dormitories at Hogwarts?” For which Rowling responded saying, “I invented the names of the Houses on the back of an airplane sick bag! This is true. I love inventing names, but I also collect unusual names, so that I can look through my notebook and choose one that suits a new character.”


  1. Moaning Myrtle Has An Interesting Inspiration.

The author JK Rowling previously had stated that there is a weird inspiration behind the whiny, bathroom-dwelling ghost. In her words, it was inspired by “the frequent presence of a crying girl in communal bathrooms, especially at the parties and discos of my youth. This does not seem to happen in male bathrooms, so I enjoyed placing Harry and Ron in such uncomfortable and unfamiliar territory in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.”


  1. The Wizarding World’s Plants Come From A Real Book

Speaking to a magazine 60 minutes, Rowling said that the wizarding world’s plants are actually from the real book. She said that she used to collect the names of the plants that can sound witchy and that is how she found the Culpeper’s Complete Herbal. Rowling added that it was the answer for her every prayer. The book was actually written in 17th century by an English botanist and Herbal Nicholas Culpeper


  1. Rowling’s Unique Outline for Books

As you can see the partial outline on the above for the Order of the Pheonix and. This outline has the chapter with the titles and a general outline of the plot. Then she mentioned more specific plot points for some of the characters.


  1. Codenames for Deathly Hallows to avoid leaking before the release.

You probably might not have read about this one before that the publisher Bloomsbury gave nicknames for the book Deathly Hallows before the release in order to avoid the leakage of the book.


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