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Thursday, July 21, 2005

Top Ten Things You Didn't Know About Harry Potter

Over the weekend, the new Harry Potter book was released. I stayed clear of all bookstores and shopping centres. If Malaysia celebrated Halloween, it would look darn close to this.

For those who can’t get enough of Potter-mania, here are interesting facts you may or may not already know about the boy wizard and his billionaire writer:

Top Ten Things You Didn't Know About Harry Potter by Simon

  • The J.K. in ‘J.K.Rowling’ stands for ‘Janji Kaya’. Or ‘Just Kopy’.

  • In Book 7, the Weasley family will trade in their Ford Anglia for a Proton Savvy.

  • Before the first movie was shot, Tom Cruise turned the role of Harry Potter. He was rumoured to have said the book was ‘utter crap, just like me’.

  • During the summer holidays, Hagrid puts on a mask and appears in the WWE as Kane’s brother Bongo the Insane Killer Giant.

  • Garth Nix’s Abhorsen series beats the crap out of Potter any day.

  • The Malay version of Potter books changed the name Hogwarts to Khinzir-warts.

  • Michael Jackson is rumoured to be a ‘huge fan’ of Harry Potter. Why are we not surprised?

  • Hermione bribed the Sorting Hat to put her in Gryffindor instead of Ravenclaw. She says 'Ravenclaw is for geeks and losers'.

  • ‘Rowling’ is pronounced ‘rolling’, not ‘rau-ling’. Rowling is French Canadian for “sell your soul to the devil for a billion bucks.’

  • Harry Potter is Malaysian. Hogwarts is in Malaysia. Don’t believe? Read this.

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