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Harry in Bachelor Party

Posted by: Melissa
October 30, 2003, 08:57 AM

Harry, or actually Mad-Eye Moody, is featured in this Bachelor Party comic.
Thanks, Lily!

Does Reading Harry Cause Headaches?

Posted by: Kristin
October 29, 2003, 11:21 PM

A Washington pediatrician warns of a new medical condition.
Thanks to the many TLC reader who sent us this link!

Harry-Inspired Technology

Posted by: Kristin
October 28, 2003, 06:36 AM

Nokia's Chief Technical Officer, Yrjo Neuvo, discusses the future of technology, and remarks that J.K. Rowling got him to thinking.
Thanks to Jeremy and Peter for the link!

Harry in Off the Mark

Posted by: Melissa
October 27, 2003, 01:07 PM

Today's Off the Mark featured a familiar scar.
Thanks, Ruhama!

Hogwarts Detention Dispenser

Posted by: Melissa
October 27, 2003, 08:51 AM

Apparently Snape is getting a little help these days from the Automated Detention Dispenser found at
Thank you, Jimmy and Frank!

Theatrical Trailer For Peter Pan

Posted by: Melissa
October 26, 2003, 03:59 PM

The theatrical trailer of Peter Pan, starring Jason Isaacs, is now available.
Thank you, Marie

Muggles in Ziggy Comic

Posted by: Melissa
October 26, 2003, 03:52 PM

Thanks to everyone who sent in this Ziggy cartoon!

Boy Gets a "Potter" Scar

Posted by: Melissa
October 26, 2003, 03:48 PM

The Sun reports that a boy received a scar like Harry's when he jumped in front of a truck to save his friend.
Thanks to everyone who sent this in!

Geeky Harry

Posted by: Kristin
October 24, 2003, 08:55 AM

USA Today put Harry in their list of 'geeks at their peak':
Who is he? Bespectacled book boy turned movie hero, selling millions of copies in the publishing world and millions of tickets at the box office.

Why he's a cool geek: He may be a misfit, with Muggle parents and the gift of wizardry making him not quite of eitherContinued...

Harry Potter in Rhymes With Orange

Posted by: Melissa
October 23, 2003, 02:27 PM

HPANA also has a scan of today's Rhymes With Orange comic, which several TLC readers emailed us about.

Orphan Gene Named Harry Potter

Posted by: Melissa
October 23, 2003, 02:24 PM

The Financial Times reports that scientist have named an orphan gene Harry Potter, in keeping with the tradition of naming orphan genes after famous orphans. The gene, "plays a key role in regulating the onset of puberty, one of the great mysteries of human biology".

"Harry" on The Daily Show

Posted by: Melissa
October 23, 2003, 11:14 AM

Fans of Comedy Central's The Daily Show, might have caught a quick Harry Potter reference on Tuesday, October 21st. During a story on illusionist, David Blaine's emergence from the glass box he locked himself in for 44 days, host Jon Stewart said,
"Meanwhile, Londoners watching the spectacle wondered how HarryContinued...

Witch Gets Grant for Business

Posted by: Kristin
October 21, 2003, 11:15 PM

Norwegian Lena Skarning received a grant to run a business of potions, fortune-telling and magic. She says the Harry Potter books may have made people more tolerant of sorcery, and refers to herself as "Norway's only state-backed witch."
Thanks to the many TLC readers who sent us this link!

"Eat Slugs, Malfoy."

Posted by: Kristin
October 19, 2003, 07:14 AM

Don't eat garden slugs. Even if it's a dare.
Thanks to A.J. for the link. Yech.

Big Read

Posted by: Kristin
October 19, 2003, 07:11 AM

The BBC is asking U.K. residents to vote for their favorite book as part of their Big Read campaign, and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is one of the 21 listed. It's in brilliant company.
Thanks to Sandra for the link.