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THE QUIBBLER: The Thread that Discusses the Truth about Harry Potter (SPOILERS!)
Topic by: hamano
Posted: April 19, 2004 - 11:02 AM PDT
Last Reply: July 31, 2009 - 9:50 PM PDT

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author topic: THE QUIBBLER: The Thread that Discusses the Truth about Harry Potter (SPOILERS!)
IronS
post #81  on June 9, 2004 - 5:09 PM PDT  
Did anyone read "Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them" and "Quidditch Through the Ages"?
SonjaBlue
post #82  on June 9, 2004 - 7:00 PM PDT  
AFleming wrote:

> According to a recent study I read about in the BBC news (yeah, it's the only news I read cause US news just pisses me off) said that the average British male is 6'3"...<
>----------------------------------

I disagree with that study. The average American male seems to me to be about 5'9"/175.25cm. Unless I was in Lilliput, I would say that the average UK male is about the same (or even a bit shorter).

It would also be accurate to say that the average American man has much better teeth.
hamano
post #83  on June 9, 2004 - 7:52 PM PDT  
> On June 9, 2004 - 5:09 PM PDT IronS wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Did anyone read "Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them" and "Quidditch Through the Ages"?
> ---------------------------------

I have both of them... Mao-chan has read them a dozen times each. FB&WtFT has an entry on Kappa!
IronS
post #84  on June 9, 2004 - 8:07 PM PDT  
Hm. I think the only Chinese entry is the dragon.

Which sounds more useless: a magic-sucking flea (Chizpurfle) or a kaleidoscopic, poisonous snail (Streeler)?
SonjaBlue
post #85  on June 9, 2004 - 8:19 PM PDT  
hamano wrote:

> I have both of them... Mao-chan has read them a dozen times each. FB&WtFT has an entry on Kappa!
> ---------------------------------

What does this source say about Kappa?
IronS
post #86  on June 9, 2004 - 8:24 PM PDT  
And can they really be fooled with a cucumber?
hamano
post #87  on June 9, 2004 - 8:46 PM PDT  
Actually, it says, "Male Kappa are highly prized by female vampires for their sexual prowess... A night with Mr. Kappa is worth ten gallons of fresh blood... but Wizard scholars in Japan speculate that the Kappa are actually fooling the vamps with a crispy fresh hydroponic cucumber."
IronS
post #88  on June 9, 2004 - 8:53 PM PDT  
LOL! Much better than the actual entry.
IronS
post #89  on June 9, 2004 - 8:59 PM PDT  
Oh, and the Patronus Charm works on Lethifolds, not just Dementors.
IronS
post #90  on June 10, 2004 - 9:53 PM PDT  
> What does this source say about Kappa?
>

In case anyone really wants to know:

Classified by the Ministry of Magic as "XXXX: Dangerous / requires specialist knowledge / skilled wizard may handle

The Kappa is a Japanese water demon that inhabits shallow ponds and rivers. Often said to look like a monkey with fish scales instead of fur, it has a hollow in the top of its head in which it carries water.

The Kappa feeds on human blood but may be persuaded not to harm a person if it is thrown a cucumber with that person's name carved into it. In confrontation, a wizard should trick the Kappa into bowing - if it does so, the water in the hollow of its head will run out, depriving it of all its strength."

I like hamano's explanation better. :)
Ayato
post #91  on June 11, 2004 - 1:07 PM PDT  
I had a strange dream last night where I was harry, I was on a boat with sirus and I was going to some island to steal some treasure. We were pirates I guess. Then Sirus got hit with a cannon ball and turned into Evil Sirus(like Ash in Evil Dead). He started trying to kill me.... After that I woke up.

Pretty entertaining dream. :D
hamano
post #92  on June 11, 2004 - 2:05 PM PDT  
> On June 11, 2004 - 1:07 PM PDT Ayato wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> I had a strange dream last night where I was harry, I was on a boat with sirus and I was going to some island to steal some treasure. We were pirates I guess. Then Sirus got hit with a cannon ball and turned into Evil Sirus(like Ash in Evil Dead). He started trying to kill me.... After that I woke up.
> ---------------------------------

Ayato, look in a mirror! Check your forehead!

Kappa are known to love to EAT cucumbers. That's why an offering of cucumber will appease it, and why a cucumber roll is called a kappa-maki.... Sorry, Sonja, you're not getting any.
Ayato
post #93  on June 11, 2004 - 3:02 PM PDT  
> On June 11, 2004 - 2:05 PM PDT hamano wrote:

> > ---------------------------------
>
> Ayato, look in a mirror! Check your forehead!
>


Actually, I do have a scar on my forehead, but that is from when I hit my head on a rock when I was a toddler... ^_~
IronS
post #94  on June 12, 2004 - 8:55 PM PDT  
> On June 11, 2004 - 3:02 PM PDT Ayato wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Actually, I do have a scar on my forehead, but that is from when I hit my head on a rock when I was a toddler... ^_~
> ---------------------------------

Hm.... That's probably what the grownups tell you. Have you tried speaking to snakes lately? ;)
IronS
post #95  on June 29, 2004 - 4:06 PM PDT  
This just in (or out, whatever): book six is titled, "Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince" and the Half Blood Prince is neither Harry nor Voldemort.
IronS
post #96  on June 29, 2004 - 4:10 PM PDT  
The title supposedly can be found behind the closed door on J. K. Rowlings' website.
Cinenaut
post #97  on June 29, 2004 - 4:15 PM PDT  
> On June 29, 2004 - 4:10 PM PDT IronS wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> The title supposedly can be found behind the closed door on J. K. Rowlings' website.
> ---------------------------------

Wow, nifty website. I have no clue where the door is, though.

IronS
post #98  on June 29, 2004 - 4:20 PM PDT  
Click on the ponytail holder on her desk.
Cinenaut
post #99  on June 29, 2004 - 4:36 PM PDT  
I'm just going to have to take everyone's word for it because I'm through clicking bricks! What a wonderfully creepy screen. It reminds me of The Ring/Ringu for some reason.
IronS
post #100  on June 29, 2004 - 4:42 PM PDT  
> On June 29, 2004 - 4:36 PM PDT Cinenaut wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> I'm through clicking bricks!
>

Yeah, I gave up, too. With 5 bricks to click, that's, what, 120 combinations or something. Never mind.
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