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JK Rowling disproven
« on: June 07, 2013, 07:53 pm »
J.K Rowling claims that the snake that Harry released from the London Zoo in Book 1 turns out to be Nagini, Voldemort's snake.

However, there are several factors that disprove this:

- The boa constrictor is described as being long enough to "wrap itself twice around Uncle Vernon's car and crush it into a trash can." However, Nagini the snake is described as 12 feet long. A standard small car is about 5 feet tall and 6 feet wide. To wrap itself twice around even a small car like that, the snake would have to be at least 50 feet long. And that's just a small car. There's a huge difference between 50 and 12, if you ask me.
- Nagini is described as having diamond-patterned skin. However, a boa constrictor's skin looks like this:



Does that look like a diamond?

- Boa constrictors are not venomous. Nagini is described as having a venom with an anti-coagulant.
- The book says that the boa constrictor has a "low, deep voice" and is male, although Nagini is obviously female.
- The snake escapes from the Reptile House in London and then...what? How did it randomly pop up in Albania, where Voldemort was rumored to be hiding? It's over 1700 miles from the UK to Albania, not to mention that it has to cross the English Channel first...surely a 50 foot snake would have been sighted traversing across the British countryside, or the cold would have killed the ectothermic predator. However, this could be explained by animal smuggling.

And before you say "Magic," hear this: Voldemort is less than a ghost: some weakened wraith that is barely clinging to life. How could Voldemort have worked up the strength and magic to change the snake's gender, shrink it to 12 feet, give it venom glands, and change its color/pattern?





And yes, I am a huge Harry Potter nerd.
 

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Re: JK Rowling disproven
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2013, 08:01 pm »
Okaaaaay....

Seems legit.
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Re: JK Rowling disproven
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2013, 08:10 pm »
What if the snake escaped and the zoo promtly replaced it. And whomever identified it when they put it there was a new employee and utterly failed at it. The size would just be the kid exaggerating (12 feet is gigantic to a little kid) and the pattern can be mistaken for diamonds.


 

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Re: JK Rowling disproven
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2013, 08:15 pm »
IDK it's a dang book about magic.
 

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Re: JK Rowling disproven
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2013, 08:18 pm »
What if the snake escaped and the zoo promtly replaced it. And whomever identified it when they put it there was a new employee and utterly failed at it. The size would just be the kid exaggerating (12 feet is gigantic to a little kid) and the pattern can be mistaken for diamonds.

I'm pretty sure that anyone employed in a reptile house needs some manner of herpetological competence, and it's relatively easy to distinguish a constrictor from a venomous snake such as an adder.
 

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Re: JK Rowling disproven
« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2013, 08:19 pm »
dude, wait, pretty sure harry potter is all about MAGIC AND OTHER splode THAT DOESN'T ACTUALLY EXIST

>.>
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Re: JK Rowling disproven
« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2013, 08:19 pm »
I'm pretty sure that anyone employed in a reptile house needs some manner of herpetological competence, and it's relatively easy to distinguish a constrictor from a venomous snake such as an adder.
Doesn't mean that an idiot will never slip through the cracks.


 

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Re: JK Rowling disproven
« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2013, 08:22 pm »
Doesn't mean that an idiot will never slip through the cracks.

Improbable, yes. Still doesn't explain the other things.
 

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Re: JK Rowling disproven
« Reply #8 on: June 07, 2013, 08:22 pm »
dude, wait, pretty sure harry potter is all about MAGIC AND OTHER splode THAT DOESN'T ACTUALLY EXIST

>.>

It's still wrong.
 

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Re: JK Rowling disproven
« Reply #9 on: June 07, 2013, 08:54 pm »
It's still wrong.

oh my god nerd much

It could be a damn magic snake like who cares.
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Re: JK Rowling disproven
« Reply #10 on: June 07, 2013, 09:11 pm »
JJS is starting to give me a headache