Witches and wizards were using primitive broomsticks for transportation, but these broomsticks were far from perfect; this German illuminated manuscript shows wizards dismounting early flying broomsticks in pain. Read More
At a Quidditch match, Chief Barberus Bragge of the Wizards’ Council releases a Golden Snidget and offers 150 Galleons to whichever player catches it first; this eventually proves so popular that a new position is added to Quidditch teams, the “Hunter,” whose sole task is to catch a Golden Snidget… Read More
This first Quidditch World Cup game to be played has gone down in history as one of the most violent of all time, as it involved every one of the 700 ways to commit a Quidditch foul. The final match pitted Transylvania against Flanders (QA6). Read More
Before the invention of the Pennifold Quaffle, dropped quaffle often fell to the ground. Red balls were easier to distinguish against the muddy, wintertime Quidditch pitch. QA6… Read More
The Canadian team beat the Scots in a very close final match. Scottish Seeker Hector Lamont blamed his failure to catch the Snitch on genetics (Pm). Read More
The Gryffindor Quidditch team loses to Hufflepuff when Dementors cause Harry to fall off his broom, and Cedric Diggory grabs the Snitch. Harry’s Nimbus 2000 is blown into the Whomping Willow and smashed to bits. Read More
At Stoatshead Hill, Amos and Cedric Diggory, Arthur, Fred, George, Ron, and Ginny Weasley, Harry, and Hermione touch a timed portkey in the form of an old boot. Harry experiences a bizarre sensation like being pulled by a hook located somewhere behind his bellybutton as the party is transported to… Read More
The game is brutal and so fast-paced that Ludo Bagman’s commentary can barely keep up. The Bulgarian National Team’s young seeker, Viktor Krum, uses his excellent flying skills to catch the Snitch, doing so despite his team being down more than 150 in order to avoid further humiliation at the… Read More