Posts Tagged ‘Harry Potter’

Where Science Meets the World of Harry Potter

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

For Harry Potter fans, knowing the spell “Expelliarmus!” is second nature after 7 books.  But did you know that it is possible to disarm a human from nearly a mile away by using sonic wave technology?  Same result; no wand.

Discovery News slide show Harry Potter’s Magic Brought to Life gives modern day equivalents – or near equivalents – to many of the magical concepts that we have loved in the books:  brooms, flying cars, even invisibility cloaks.  Unfortunately not polyjuice potion, which they argue might be one of the coolest possibilities if it existed.


Knowing Harry Potter Details

Titled The Ultimate Harry Potter Quiz, has put together a trivia challenge with 20 questions.

Here’s how big of a Harry Potter nerd I am:  I got all the questions right except the sales figures, which I actually over-estimated.  That’s extraordinary.