Wednesday, March 4, 2009


Many of you know that I am a big fan of Harry Potter. Last night as I was lying awake for the hours I lie awake almost every night...and the question that was plaguing my mind was: how many students ARE there at Hogwarts? I would guess a number and then divide it up..."ok, lets say 1000...there are 4 houses, so 250 in each house, divided by 7 years was about 37..." which was too many I thought so I would begin again. When I would arrive at a good number I would inevitably come across some other "fact" that made me think I could be right again. How many boys and how many girls are there... Where do all of these kids sleep. The only "dorm" I have ever heard of is the room Harry is in. What if there are 5 boys and 5 girls for each year and each house...10 first years in each house is 40...times 7 because there are 7 years of school... 280 students...under three hundred kids in the whole school? Is THAT possible...can ANYone answer my questions? I would just enjoy knowing...Yes this is REALLY what kept me awake last night...


  1. ha..that is funny!

    Not the not sleeping part though. Did you know that we basically both have the same sleep problem? I usually can't fall asleep to absurdly late, then I want to sleep like 10 hours. Not so fun. Maybe we should pray for eachother. Everytime I get ready for bed I will pray that you will be able to sleep, and you can pray that I will be able to sleep. Maybe then we will both be able to sleep...and wake up!

  2. You know, I think the sub-300 number has to be close. I mean, its a school for magicians, and how many can there be at one time, you know? And then a quick look around online found you this article:

    See you in a week!