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10 Little Details From “Harry Potter” That’ll Totally Blow Your Mind

I don’t know about you, but I’m a HUGE Potterhead. And, the Harry Potter fandom is never ending. People keep finding tiny details that completely blow your mind. It leaves you completely stupefied.

Here are a few hidden facts that people pointed out, and it makes you wonder what kind of a genius J.K Rowling really is:

 

#1 Voldemort drinking Unicorn Blood was a warning for Harry.

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Firenze, the centaur, describes the process to Harry: “Only one who has nothing to lose, and everything to gain, would commit such a crime. The blood of a unicorn will keep you alive, even if you are an inch from death, but at a terrible price. You have slain something pure and defenceless to save yourself, and you will have but a half-life, a cursed life, from the moment the blood touches your lips.”

These words sound more than familiar when you read Half-Blood Prince and find out about Voldemort’s Horcruxes.

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#2 There were signs that Snape could read minds in the earlier books.

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In the first book, when Harry believes Snape is responsible for trying to steal the Philosopher’s Stone, he worries that Snape knows what he, Ron, and Hermione are up to because he has “the horrible feeling that Snape could read minds”.

Later in the series, we find out that Snape is a skilled Legilimens and can, in fact, read minds. 

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#3 Fred and George made Voldemort’s life miserable even before he had his own body.

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During their Christmas holiday at Hogwarts in Philosopher’s Stone, Fred and George got in trouble for “bewitching several snowballs so that they followed Quirrell around, bouncing off the back of his turban”.

Little did they know, at the back of Quirrell’s turban was none other than Lord Voldemort’s face. 

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#4 Dumbledore awarding Neville points for bravery had a deeper meaning to it

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At the end-of-term feast, Dumbledore awards Neville 10 points because “it takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends”. We learn later that this is exactly what Dumbledore had to do with Grindelwald. 

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#5 There was a reason behind Ron and Neville not performing well in school

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We all know that Ron and Neville didn’t do the best in school, but that wasn’t because they lacked the skills to be good wizards. In Deathly Hallows, we learn that using someone else’s wand will never produce magic as strong as if you were to use your own – and, in the first few books, Ron is using Percy’s old wand, and Neville is using his father’s. 

-Katie Hurt, Facebook

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