Thursday, June 19, 2003

Harry Potter countdown


2 days to go

The fifth book in the Potter series, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, will be released Saturday. Here are some numerical tidbits from the saga.

105 seconds - That's the length of the "spoiler" audio clip from the new book released on aol.com and amazon.com.

4 - balls used in the game of Quidditch: two bludgers, a quaffle and a Golden Snitch

$105,000 - final price of the U.S. publishing rights to Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

9 ¾ - platform at King's Cross Station in Britain where Harry boards the magical train to Hogwarts School



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