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Why is there a cannon at Hogwarts?

In the Triwizard Tournament in the HP and the Goblet of Fire film, a cannon is used at the start of each of the three tasks. It can be seen e.g. in this video clip: ...
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Did Voldemort ever stand a chance of killing Harry?

Up until recently I thought that the night Voldemort went to kill baby Harry, Lily had stepped in front of the killing curse aimed at Harry. I now realise that Voldemort cast separate curses on Lily ...
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Did J.K. Rowling say that a gun would beat a wand?

A common claim online is that J.K Rowling said (at some point or another) that a Muggle with a gun would beat a wizard with a wand. For example, on TV Tropes: J.K mentioned that in a battle ...
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Why is the wizard world so clueless about Muggles if so many of them are related to Muggles?

It seems that the vast majority of wizards were either half-bloods or Muggle-borns. Ron says that Most wizards these days are half-blood anyway. If we hadn’t married Muggles we'd've died out. ...
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How Fast do Spells Travel in the Harry Potter Universe?

We've discussed if spells travel in a straight line and about blocking spells. We know spells don't just happen. They have to be directed by a wand and they can be blocked, so there's every ...
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In Harry Potter, why didn't the Order call the muggle PM for help?

When V was attacking Hogwarts etc, and the muggles had as much to lose as the wizards, why didn't the Minister of Magic/Order whomever contact the muggle PM and ask for help? There might have been ...
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In Harry Potter book 7, why didn't the Order flee Britain after Harry turned seventeen?

Wouldn't it have been better for the Order to just flee Britain as soon as Harry turns seventeen, since I don't think anyone in the Order knows that Harry is hunting Horcruxes anyway?
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Why didn't Death Eaters take advantage of Harry's bad eyesight in a duel?

In Harry Potter, Hermione once says something like this to Harry, "you really do have bad eyesight". So this means Harry can't go around well without his glasses. So in a duel, why didn't the Death ...
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Why did the magic world copy the muggle world?

The magic world was a great pirate. It was using muggle-world ideas as well as designs. e. g. - Hogwarts Express, Kings Cross Railway Station, Railway ticketing system, Ford Anglia, Hagrid's Motorbike,...
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Was there a good way to search for information in Harry Potter?

In the Harry Potter universe was there an easy way to search for information? It seems like any time the trio wants to know something, Hermione either just knows it or runs to the library. In the ...
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What would happen if Muggle weaponry was used against Voldemort? Would he die or stay alive?

I was just thinking if a nuke hit Voldemort, would he be completely unharmed due to his Horcruxes making him immortal, or would he turn to ash? In general, what would happen if Muggle technology were ...
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Are there any instances where technology is superior to magic?

Magic is often touted to be superior to technology. While this statement is often made as propaganda or to enforce the idea of wizard-folk superiority over Muggles, it does have some merit - there are ...
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Some strategic questions about Battle of Hogwarts

After watching the movies again & reading the books, I had several questions about the strategy used in the Battle of Hogwarts: Why didn't they blow up both bridges to Hogwarts? Why did they ...
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Would WiFi work at Hogwarts?

A friend and I recently found this link: http://imgur.com/gallery/7a2S1, the important parts shown below. It's about an IT-Guy who works at Hogwarts to install WiFi and stuff. But WiFi and computers ...
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Why didn't Voldemort just Kill Harry the old Fashioned way? With a knife or something else? [duplicate]

Is there a reason why Voldemort specifically tried to kill Harry using magic? What was there that prevented Voldemort from just killing Harry using a knife or some other means? Death eaters and ...

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