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How does one ride a broom in Harry Potter films?

The very short answer is that while older designs of broomstick were extremely uncomfortable, modern brooms are fitted with a "cushioning charm" intended to make the ride smoother and more pleasant. ...
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What is the architecture of the Floo Network?

Here's an insight into the possible structure of the network: In the Chamber of Secrets, Harry sees glimpses of other fireplaces as he is traveling through the Floo network: It felt as though he ...
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What happens if you let go of a portkey?

In Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, in the chapter "The Portkey", the feeling of being transported by a portkey is described as ... It happened immediately: Harry felt as though a hook just ...
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Is the luggage trolley essential to get through Platform Nine and Three-Quarters?

No, it isn't, no. Once inside the station they lingered casually beside the barrier between platforms nine and ten until the coast was clear, then each of them leaned against it in turn and fell ...
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How does the line to Hogwarts fit in to the UK national rail network?

It's never conclusively stated. We don't have an awful lot of information in canon about the train line itself. Pottermore does tell us some of the history behind the Hogwarts Express. A daring ...
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Is the luggage trolley essential to get through Platform Nine and Three-Quarters?

Ginny and Lily Potter come through the barrier without a trolley in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2.
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Manga about a female worker who got dragged into another world together with this high school girl and she was just told she's not needed anymore

The Saint's Magic Ability is Omnipotent (聖女の魔力は万能です, Seijo no Maryoku wa Bannou desu) by TACHIBANA Yuka. Originally a web novel, it also got comicalized. Cover page of the 1st volume of the manga ...
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What is the architecture of the Floo Network?

From Pottermore's article on the Floo Network (written by JK Rowling): Nearly every witch or wizard home is connected to the Floo Network. While a fireplace may be disconnected by the use of a simple ...
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Is there an upper height limit to magical flight in Harry Potter?

Yes, there is a limit to the height that brooms can achieve. Even the best brooms have a certain height limit, though the limit has increased with developments in broom technology. “The Moontrimmer, ...
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Is the Hogwarts Express protected?

Not particularly. Luna Lovegood is taken by the Death Eaters from the Hogwarts Express. "...and if you ever come to our house I'll be able to show you the horn, Daddy wrote to me about it but I ...
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What forms of Muggle transport were used by the magical community?

In Half-Blood Prince the Ministry sends cars and Aurors to secure Harry's protection. It was an overcast, murky day. One of the special Ministry of Magic cars, in which Harry had ridden once ...
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Can you Apparate to a place that you haven't been to?

Yes, it seems possible to Apparate to a place you’ve never been. Narcissa Apparates to Snape’s house, and Bellatrix follows her, trying to stop her sister from betraying the Dark Lord’s confidence. ...
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What forms of Muggle transport were used by the magical community?

Cars From the Pottermore article "Technology" by J.K. Rowling There is one major exception to the general magical aversion to Muggle technology, and that is the car (and, to a lesser extent, ...
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What is the architecture of the Floo Network?

Think of the Floo network as a set of roads, rather than an information network. On the internet you send a packet of information down a wire to a node, which then resends it to the next location, ...
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Is there any significance to the licence plates on the Ford Anglia?

Yes (for some of them) Seven is, of course, the most powerful magical number, and heavily associated with the Harry Potter books (of which, for example, there are seven). As such, 777 may be fairly ...
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Is there an upper height limit to magical flight in Harry Potter?

From Chapter Nine of Philosopher's Stone: Harry had heard Fred and George Weasley complain about the school brooms, saying that some of them started to vibrate if you flew too high, or always flew ...
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Why did Harry end up in Knockturn Alley?

Because he's unused to Floo and doesn't enunciate his words clearly. After being overloaded with advice from all the Weasleys, he stutters while trying to say "Diagon Alley" through a ...
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In Harry Potter, why don't werewolves Apparate to the other side of the Earth for a couple of days so that they won't transform?

They would need a network of Portkeys, requiring a lot of inter-Ministry support. If werewolves were to keep traveling to avoid the nighttime in any country, they'd need a network of Portkeys spanning ...
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How big is the Hogwarts Express train?

Order of the Phoenix, Chapter Ten: “Luna Lovegood”. While looking for a seat, having separated from Ron and Hermione who “are supposed to go into the prefect carriage”, Harry is stared at and pointed ...
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How does one ride a broom in Harry Potter films?

I've been to the Harry Potter recording studios in London, where they had a couple of brooms that you could sit on and make a green screen recording. The brooms have small seats, which you sit on, as ...
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Is there an official way to refer to communicating by putting your head in the fire?

A specific term for it is never mentioned. In the books, there is never a specific name given to using Floo Powder to communicate by transporting just the head through the fire over the Floo Network. ...
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How big is the Hogwarts Express train?

To the best of my knowledge is never stated directly, but it is implied that the students are sorted into roughly equal numbers in the 4 houses at Hogwarts. There are 7 years and each house has about ...
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In Harry Potter, why don't werewolves Apparate to the other side of the Earth for a couple of days so that they won't transform?

When the moon is full, it is full for the entire Earth. In some places, the full moon is even visible during the day. No matter where they apparated, they would still be under a full moon. Of ...
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Can you Apparate to a place that you haven't been to?

There is clear canonical evidence that it is possible to apparate to a never-visited location. Goblet of Fire Chapter 6 “Where ’re Bill and Charlie and Per-Per-Percy?” said George, failing to ...
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What happens if you let go of a portkey?

Nothing bad The first of JK Rowling's WOMBAT tests had a question asking to identify which of a set of "commonly held wizarding beliefs" was true. Question 13 out of 17 Which of the following ...
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Why is there no broom-flying license test for wizards?

The in-universe reason that broom transportation remains unregulated is that it is actually easy; and moreover, in spite of appearances, flying around on a broom is not actually that dangerous. Falls ...
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How was Hagrid supposed to bring Harry from Godric's Hollow to the Dursleys?

Dumbledore probably trusted Hagrid would figure something out. Dumbledore might not have specified the mode of transport that Hagrid should use to bring Harry to the Dursleys, but he would have likely ...
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Manga where the MC is a saint and transported to another world with another girl but is cast aside and almost killed

Seijo no Hazu ga, Douyara Nottoraremashita or I Was Summoned to Be the Saint, but I Was Robbed of the Position, Apparently, based on a web novel of the same name. Anise suddenly gets a message on her ...
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Is the Hogwarts Express protected?

During the first five books, there is no indication that there is anybody on the train for the specific purpose of guarding it. As already mentioned, there are always at least two wizards on board ...
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