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Brain Snacks: Tasty Tidbits of Knowledge

J.K. Rowling wrote the final chapter of Book 7 all the way back in 1990 (source).

Longing for a celebratory butterbeer, post-Potter? Now you can brew your own (source)!

The New York Times got in serious trouble with Harry's fan base when they posted an early online review of the book – but they held their ground and left it posted (source).

Wondering what stories are contained in The Tales of Beedle the Bard? Now you can find out – Rowling published this collection of short stories in late 2007 (source).

Wow! Rowling's handwritten, 800-word precursor to the Potter books sold at auction for nearly $50,000 (source).

During the 24 hours following its release, Deathly Hallows sold more than 8.3 million copies in the United States alone (source).

Liquor ban in Hogsmeade? The Hog's Head bar in the newly opened Wizarding World of Harry Potter has stopped selling hard liquor for the time being – not because the crowds are too rowdy, but because the demand for non-alcoholic butterbeer is too high (source)!

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