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Why is JK Rowling considered 'bad at math'?

An often repeated meme about Harry Potter is that JK Rowling is 'bad at math'. I see this all over this site and the saying is probably used elsewhere. The following is said, in the comments for the ...
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Where is Godric's Hollow?

In the Harry Potter books (specifically, HP and the Deathly Hallows), Godric's Hollow is the home and/or birthplace of a great many famous British witches and wizards - maybe even all of them. But ...
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Why did Harry's father emerge before his mother in HP and the Goblet of Fire?

In Harry Potter book 4 (Goblet of Fire) Harry's wand 'links' with Voldemort's during their duel, and Voldemort's wand begins 'spitting out' each spell it had cast, in reverse order. This produces ...
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Are there any discrepancies between HP1-HP7 and supplementary books?

Are there any known clear discrepancies between the main 7 Harry Potter books and the supplementary books? ("Quidditch Through the Ages", "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" and "The Tales of ...
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Who in the Potterverse manages to do magic only quite late in life?

Q: Will there be, or have there been, any “late blooming” students in the school who come into their magic potential as adults, rather than as children? By the way, I loved meeting you, and hearing ...
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Did Rowling ever explain her last sentence in Deathly Hallows?

The scar had not pained Harry for nineteen years. All was well. Did J.K. Rowling ever explain the meaning behind that sentence? On one hand, it sounds like "... but then... in a sequel designed to ...
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Do wizards use the same calendar as muggles?

After reading the question What's with Nimbus 2000/2001 naming?, and the fact that the Nimbus 2000 broom apparently came out in 1993, I wondered whether wizards use the same calendar and/or years as ...
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How is it possible to field so many National Quidditch teams?

According to Harry Potter Wiki, there are 48 National Quidditch teams. This seems like an extraordinarily high number considering the low number of known schools of Wizardry that include Quidditch in ...
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How can JKR's rules for Secret Keeper be reconciled between Deathly Hallows and FAQ?

On an old JKR's website FAQ it is asked: What happens to a secret when the Secret-Keeper dies? And the answer given by JKR herself is: When a Secret-Keeper dies, their secret dies with them, or,...
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When did practical Astronomy lessons take place at Hogwarts and what were they like?

While we get plenty of insight into all other subjects Harry took, the professors and what their lessons are like throughout the books, we do not see any Astronomy lessons happening, nor are the ...