1. Remember Furbies? They’re back, and they’re predicted to be the top toy this Christmas. Instead of the fluttering eyes and a chomping beak, interactivity will be kicked up a knotch with LCD screens for eyes and an accompanying app. Don’t you love when slightly creepy toys get a little more lifelike?
2. New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is hoping to put a restriction on baby formula in maternity wards. It’s to be stored in “out-of-the-way secure storerooms or in locked boxes like those used to dispense and track medications,” and with each bottle requested, the new mom will get an explanation of why breastfeeding is a better choice. Not that anyone’s telling you what to do, or anything. Read more...
Since we can’t just zip over to the Three Broomsticks we’ll have to make our own
Much like the Hogwarts students on a trip to Hogsmeade, most muggles who make it out to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter take some time out to enjoy a mug of butterbeer. But what about all us muggles who haven’t made the trip to the Three Broomsticks or The Hog’s Head? It’s likely that Harry Potter fans have been creating their own interpretations of butterbeer ever since the first book came out, but only that which is served at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter have JK Rowling’s approval.
Have you ever tried to make it? What recipe did you follow/come up with?
Read The Philosopher’s Stone from inside the book!
Rowling says she’s been hoarding secret material which will come in the eBook versions of her Harry Potter stories. If there was ever a character or item in Hogwarts that you found especially intriguing, but were disappointed at its lack of explanation, this might be your chance to learn more. Also, there are games. Check out the full announcement:
Yeah, we’d say this makes them worth rereading on the ol’ ipad.
With just a month to go before Harry Potter überfans line up to watch the final installment of the movie franchise, author J.K. Rowling has launched a new website: Pottermore.com.
The website itself doesn’t have much other than some nice owls and a “Coming soon” message, but clicking on the owls will bring you to Rowling’s Youtube page, and there you will find a countdown. Yes, she’s going to make some sort of announcement next Thursday.
WHAT DOES THIS MEAN??! We will get to see life after Hogwarts for Harry? Or could this whateveritis be something like Saved By the Bell: The New Class? Let’s cross our fingers for the former.