For our friends lucky enough to be watching the BBC, the Battle of the Books continues with Alice in Wonderland v. Harry Potter tonight just after 11p.m BST. Please see the web link above for exact time and channel details.
The Chicago Sun-Times reports that a well-known scam artist has picked Harry Potter as his latest selling device.
Past victim? Beanie Babies...
A summer camp uses Harry Potter themes and concepts to teach chemistry and physics.
Television station WBIR reports that due to the massive printing of OotP, an order of guide books has been delayed. Point me!
No, really, will I? I'll be down in Florida at Nimbus this weekend after all, I've just confirmed, and am looking forward to meeting a deluge of Leaky readers, so be sure to say hi. I'll even wear my name tag when not required to do so (see what I do for you?). :) I'll be down from Friday evening throughContinued...
A Harry Potter fan in California won a HP fan's dream vacation when she was caller number nine and answered, "Draco Malfoy" correctly. The radio station holding the contest sent her and her lucky family to England for a tour of all the famous Harry Potter haunts.
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The USA Today chats with a few people who are less than enamored with the boy who lived. To say the least...
Newsround reports that Red Nose Day has shattered previous donation records compliments of Harry Potter and others.
Today's Get Fuzzy comic features Rob reading OotP (in past strips Rob has read HP AND worn a Gryffindor shirt.)
Thanks to Charlotte and Cindy!
The Manitowoc Herald Times reports that summer classes at The Urban Academy of Arcane Knowledge include Potions, Herbology and Care of Magical Creatures.
A woman in Madrid managed to set her house on fire while attempting to produce a potion like Harry Potter.
From BBC news - Warner Brothers has given a dance tutor from Staffordshire exclusive permission to adapt Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets into a ballet.
Thanks to Linda and Derek for the link!
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Harry Potter's influence pervades even the science of plant taxonomy at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Lena Struwe, assistant professor of ecology, evolution and natural resources at Rutgers' Cook College and a fan of the fictional young wizardContinued...