Niffler
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Which was the first story to feature space elevators?
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The Fountains of Paradise (1979) Jerome Pearson, President of STAR, Inc., conceived the idea of the space elevator in 1969 at the NASA Ames Research Center, and perfected the concept in the early ...

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Was the "Something Wicked This Way Comes" tag line to the Prisoner Of Azkaban movie poster taken from the 1962 Ray Bradbury novel of the same name?
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It's from Macbeth. First, i'd like to point out that the connection is made from the mention of that line: in the song Double Trouble. John Williams took the lyrics from the famous scene in William ...

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Did J.K. Rowling express approval of HPMoR?
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JKR approves of fan-fiction. The spokesman for the Christopher Little literary agency said: "JK Rowling's reaction is that she is very flattered by the fact there is such great interest in her ...

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Where does Hermione live?
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Unclear. In the books we never get a clear indicator of where she lives, but from the movies she lives in Hampstead, London. Now’s your chance to live like Hermione Granger—during summer vacation ...

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Why didn't the Potters have their wands with them?
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James had his wand in the room, but the Potters didn't know the Fidelius Charm had broken. Now the father scooped up the son and handed him to the mother. He threw his wand down upon the sofa and ...

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Just how old is Melisandre?
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Over 100 years old. Here are some excerpts from interviews. This latest turn of events actually shouldn’t come as a huge surprise. Way back in 2012, Melisandre actress Carice van Houten told ...

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Is it possible to stop Patronus messages from appearing?
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Probably Not. Nothing is ever mentioned about being able to stop a Patronus appearing to you, even if it was the bearer of bad news (i.e Kingsley), but we do know that Wizards with questionable morals ...

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Can supremacist Purebloods (like the Malfoys) be seen wearing Muggle clothes in the books?
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There's no mention of Purebloods breaking the dress code for public clothes. The International Statute of Secrecy laid down clear guidelines on dress for witches and wizards when they are out in ...

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Was Nagini the only snake which could become human?
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Nagini was a Maledictus As shown in the new trailer to Fantastic beasts we learn that Nagini was human, but later from JKRs tweet we learn she was not a Animagus. They're different conditions. ...

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Why hasn't Rita Skeeter registered as an Animagus?
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The things she did as an Animagus were debatably legal... The thing about Rita Skeeter is she always goes for the Best stories possible, like when she sees Harry faint in Divination class, but ...

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Why did the Marauders not find the room of requirement?
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It's possible they did. It's possible they never had need for the Room of Requirement. The one time that I can think of that they might have needed the Room of Requirement is when Lupin needed a spot ...

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YA book about a girl who is cloned and her clone does bad things
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This might be part of the Replica series by Marilyn Kaye. The one that sounds the most similar is Another Amy. Perfect Amy Candler tries hard to blend in with everyone else, but then she comes face ...

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Why did Rufus Scrimgeour station Aurors at Hogwarts if they were not powerful enough to stop Voldemort?
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They were the best that he had and they would at least slow Voldemort down if not scare him off. Auror is the occupational title of any witch or wizard serving as a member of an elite unit of ...

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Snape's curious reaction in The Goblet of Fire
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Its unclear but it's possible (though unlikely) that at that point in the series Snape didn't know Lucius was a Death Eater. "You must understand," said Karkaroff hurriedly, "that He-...

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Why always Albania?
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Quirrel wasn't only in Albania. Harry’s first Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher is a clever young wizard who took a ‘Grand Tour’ around the world before taking up his teaching post at Hogwarts.-...

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If a Muggle is to turn into a werewolf, would they be able to learn magic?
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Muggles usually die. Here's a Pottermore quote I found on it: He also learned from the werewolves that Muggles ‘taste’ different to wizards and that they are much more likely to die of their wounds, ...

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What did Professor Quirrell's office look like?
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It was probably similar to how he decorated his classroom, which (in the films) was quite entertaining, here's a picture that I've edited to point out some of the more interesting things. So as you ...

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Can a Muggle inadvertently create a horcrux-like object?
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No. We know that it is for sure that Horcruxes can be made from non-magic murder, i.e the diary. The diary dates back to when Voldemort was still Tom Marvolo Riddle. After opening the Chamber of ...

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How was the Statute of Secrecy breached in 1749 and what measures were introduced to prevent a recurrence?
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It's unclear. The only event that I could find that was near 1749 is: Clause 73. “In 1750, Clause 73 was inserted in the International Code of Wizarding Secrecy, to which wizard ministries worldwide ...

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When did the last wizarding war happen before "The Crimes of Grindelwald"?
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Its unclear. This statement may not be referring to a wizarding war at all. Since we cant be sure when the Global Wizarding war started (Grindelwald's war) it makes it a little harder to approximate ...

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In Marvel Comics, what material is the Infinity Gauntlet itself made out of?
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Unclear. We never get any mention of what it's made of in the comics but we do know it is a piece of his suit so it's probably the same material as that. When the number of living things in the ...

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Was Claire Dearing blamed for any of Jurassic World's failings?
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Unclear, but it does seem like the third movie will be about Claire and Owen's "Redemption". EW: Mills (Rafe Spall) tells Owen and Claire they’re the “parents” of this new age. Will the ...

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What would be the effect of a combination of the Furnunculus Curse and the Jelly-Legs Curse?
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It seems to create little tentacles all over one's face. "Thought we'd see what those three were up to," said Fred matter-of-factly, stepping onto Goyle and into the compartment. He had his wand ...

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Which was the first story to feature orbital rings?
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Arthur C. Clarke but the idea was older. Here's a quote from the Wikipedia page. In the 1870s Nikola Tesla, while recovering from malaria, conceived a number of inventions including a ring around the ...

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Star Trek: SCE - How many books?
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There are 87 Here's a list. The Belly of the Beast by Dean Wesley Smith 1 Fatal Error by Keith R. A. DeCandido 2 Hard Crash by Christie Golden 3 Interphase, Part One of Two by Dayton Ward 4 Have Tech,...

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Did vampires ever fight for Voldemort?
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It's doubtful. Since there are no quotes that explicitly say no vampires ever worked for Voldemort there is still a chance though it is slim. Here are a few quotes from Pottermore telling us about ...

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Who was in Lex Luthor's cabinet?
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There were a few others that we know of. Presidential appointees The Luthor Cabinet [...] President Lex Luthor 2001–2003 Vice President Pete Ross 2001–2003 Secretary of Defense ...

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Fidelius charm interaction with pensieve
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Unclear. I would guess that if the secret-keeper is giving up the information willingly and aware that they are giving it to the recipient of the memory then they should become aware. The Fidelius ...

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How many aurors guarded Hogwarts in Harry Potter's 6th year?
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Tonks mentions herself and 3 others. During Harry and Tonks' dialogue in HPB she mentions other Aurors guarding Hogwarts. "But what are you doing here, anyway?" Harry asked "I'm ...

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What did Rufus Scrimgeour do differently when he became the Minister for Magic compared to Cornelius Fudge?
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Scrimgeour was an experienced Auror. In Half-Blood Prince Dumbledore and Harry talk about Scrimgeour. "He has been replaced, as I am sure you also saw, by Rufus Scrimgeour, Who used to be Head ...

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