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Best Selling Science Fiction Books of All Time

Are you a science fiction fan (not that space fantasy Star Wars baloney) like I am? Then maybe you will like this super awesome infographic of the best selling Sci Fi books of all time! Ender’s Game is possibly my favorite childhood book and it is both gratifying and disturbing to see it on this [...]

Dracula’s Pellagra and Lois Lane’s Lungs: Further Gleanings From the Medical Literature

by Christopher D. McManus Silver Spring, Maryland Laypeople, many of whom are laypersons, mistakenly think that medical researchers care only about real people and their diseases. Not so. Maladies of fictional characters are the focus of a large body of medical literature. Of course, one expects some analysis of the maladies of Lear, Don Quixote, Medea, [...]

Shell Cottage from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

In the real world, Shell Cottage was a temporary film set erected in the sand dunes of Freshwater West in Pembrokeshire, Wales. In another world, it was something special. Described in the book as a “lonely and beautiful place”, Shell Cottage was the home of Bill Weasley and Fleur Delacour and served as a safe house [...]

Harry Potter Galsses Rings

Love Harry Potter glasses and his famous scar, but don’t want to wear hipster glasses without lenses and without painting a lightning bolt on your forehead? Then check out these great rings by Etsy seller thinkupjewel. Link

Dementor Sculpture

deviantARTist Thom-Heap built this gruesomely awesome sculpture of a Dementor, named "LongClaw" from papier-mâché as a prop for Harry Potter convention MISTI-Con in New Hampshire next year. She’s quite talented! [...]

The Carbon Nanotubes Invisibility Cloak

Researchers from the University of Texas at Dallas have taken one step closer to creating the Invisibility Cloak à la Harry Potter. Instead of Demiguise hair, they use carbon nanotubes: CNTs have such unique properties, [...]

Accio Comfort and Warmth!

Jennifer Ofenstein likes to make Harry Potter quilts and she even sells them at her Etsy shop. This one might just be the best of the bunch, but it’s hard to decide with so many other options out there -we’ve even featured her quilts before. Link via Geek Crafts

Tea Time with Alan Rickman

Perhaps you knew him as Severus Snape from the Harry Potter movie series, so you already know that Alan Rickman is one seriously epic actor. Case in point: watch him make a cup of [...]

11 Harry Potter Facts From Our Amazing Fact Generator

In the Harry Potter universe, the famous boy wizard was born on July 31, 1980, which would make him a man wizard in his early thirties. (J.K. Rowling’s birthday is also today.) To celebrate his 32nd birthday and her 47th, here are some Potter-related facts from our Amazing Fact Generator. Getty Images 1. Michael Jackson wanted to [...]

11 Harry Potter Facts From the Amazing Fact Generator

In the Harry Potter universe, the famous boy wizard was born on July 31, 1980, which would make him a man wizard in his early thirties today. To celebrate his 32nd birthday, here are some Potter-related facts from our Amazing Fact Generator. Getty Images 1. Michael Jackson wanted to do a musical version of Harry Potter and [...]