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Can Muggles ride broomsticks?

It doesn't seem like riding a broom requires a wand, though IIRC they do have to say "Up!" to ...animate (right word?) the broom. Does this qualify as magic that only wizards can do? If so, could a ...
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How does a broomstick determine which rider is in control?

In Harry Potter, how does the broomstick know who to listen to when there is more than one person on it? Is it the person in the front? The person using hands holding it? The first person to get on? ...
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What's the origin of Flying Brooms? [closed]

After hearing "flying brooms", everyone thinks about Harry Potter first. But, I don't give J.K.Rowling credit for this because I encountered flying brooms when I was kid in the 90s before she created ...
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Why Doesn't Hermione Fly On a Broom?

In canon, I recall Hermione riding a broom once -- when escaping the Fiendfyre in the Room of Requirement during the Battle of Hogwarts. Even then, she was sitting behind Ron and Ron was in control of ...
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Are there any indications of the Firebolt's cost from JKR?

I have seen speculations on this site as to how much Harry's broom actually would've cost him if he'd decided to buy it. Some say a thousand Galleons, others much more than that. Is there any ...
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Which is the most expensive broom in current canon? [duplicate]

There are many flying brooms in the world of Harry Potter, like the Nimbus series, the Cleansweep series, the Firebolt etc. However, I didn't find any concrete information about which broom is the ...
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