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34 Reasons Why Harry Potter is Cooler Than You

July 31 marks the official birthday of Harry Potter (the beloved character, not to be confused with Daniel Radcliffe), along with amazing writer J.K. Rowling. To celebrate, were making some Butter Beer, magic wands and re-watching (or re-reading) the magical series. In honor of his 34th birthday, we rounded up 34 ways that Potter is cooler than us. I mean, he lived every day staring death in the face and he still managed to do his homework. What's your excuse?

1. He was "the Boy Who Lived"

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2. He has a killer scar.

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3. He got more snail mail in one day than you will get in your entire life.

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4. He broke a poisonous snake out of a cage.

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5. His best friends are more badass than your best friends.

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6. He has an owl.

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7. He gets to attend and live at the coolest school ever  Hogwarts.


8. He's ridiculously generous. He shared his whole cart of magical snacks with others on the train to Hogwarts on his first ride.

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9. He was the youngest quidditch player on a house team in a century, and caught the game-winning snitch during his first (ever!) match.

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10. He got to ride in a flying car. Flying > driving.

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11. He has an invisibility cloak. Can you walk around looking like a floating head?

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12. The stairs in his school can change direction.

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13. Got picked from the Goblet of Fire, even though he didn't put his own name in it.

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14. He won over his best friend's sister, Ginny Weasly

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15. He had the most powerful wand in the world, and decided to destroy it.

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16. He got loving words from his late parents whenever he needed them.

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17. He's a Horcrux.

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18. He rocks a pair of round-framed glasses, even when in the middle of a battle or while swimming in the Black Lake.

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19. He doesn't have to open, or even read his letters; they read themselves.

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20. He had the best mentor ever. We're still jealous.

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21. He gets to fly around on a broom.

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22. He saved the wizarding world from evil (like, at least 7 times).

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23. He beat Cedric Diggory at something athletic. (Too soon?)

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24. You Like IPAs? Harry gets to drink Butter Beer, a far superior beverage.

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25. Whenever his muggle family annoys him, he can get them back with a spell.

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26. He runs through walls to get to school...sometimes.

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27. He released Dobby, a house elf and dear friend, from a life of abuse by the Malfoys. What a nice guy!

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28. He started his own army, Dumbledore's Army.

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29. He was part of "the prophecy." and was destined to defeat the Dark Lord from day one.

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30. He was in possession of all three Deathly Hallows.

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31. He is one of the few people who can see Thestrals.

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32. He gets to serve his detention in a magical forest.

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33. He's in this hillarious GIF.

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34. Oh right, and he's a wizard

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