Corrected entry: In chapter 12 it says "The stranger sat down, shook his mane of dark gray hair out of his face, pulled a plate of sausages toward him, raised it to what was left of his nose, and sniffed it. He then took a small knife out of his pocket, speared a sausage on the end of it, and began to eat." But that should have tipped Dumbledore off that he wasn't the real Alastor Moody. The book states plainly that Moody never eats or drinks food he didn't prepare. This is a well known reason he was considered paranoid.
Corrected entry: For an alleged spectator sport, the Triwizard Tournament is remarkably unfriendly to spectators, with the First Task the only one of the three in which they are able to witness the action going on (since the second task takes place at the bottom of the school lake and the third in an overgrown maze of hedges). Watching the three tasks is presumably the whole point of the tournament, and the justification for cancelling an entire year of Quidditch, a much more spectator-friendly game.Cubs Fan
Corrected entry: In the Swedish hardback version. The trio is visiting Hagrid just after the revelation about the triwizard tournaments revelation. They are discussing it and Hagrid says "I never thought I'd see the tournament again, in my life" implying he'd seen it earlier. Although, this tournament is the first one in over 100 years. Hagrid is supposedly 65 years old, since he was expelled in his 3rd year 50 years ago (in CoS) making him 63 in CoS and 65 in GoF.
Corrected entry: On page 741, chapter 31 it says that Harry saw "horseless carriages" but he should have seen the thestrals now that he had seen Cedric dying, as thestrals are visible to those who have seen death.
Corrected entry: In Quidditch Through the Ages, it says that the first ever World Cup was in 1473, with a match being held every 4 years. Yet the World Cup in 1994 is number 422. There can't be 422 world cups in 521 years with a four-year gap in between. Calculated correctly, the World Cup that the Weasleys, Hermione, and Harry attend is actually the 131st, and it should have been held in 1993.
Corrected entry: In Chapter 17, Karkaroff says to Moody, "I heard you recently got it into your head that one of your birthday presents contained a cunningly disguised basilisk egg. However, in Chamber of Secrets, Hermione's page from the library book about basilisks says that a basilisk "is born from a chicken's egg, hatched beneath a toad. Moody would have had to hatch his birthday present under a toad for it to be a basilisk.
Corrected entry: When Harry decides to write to Sirius about his scar, he wonders why he didn't think of Sirius straight away. It says that Harry found out that Sirius was his godfather two months ago, but he actually found out about him before Christmas of 1993, which is about eight months previous, not two.Issabee
Corrected entry: Harry has too many hands at the very end of chapter 34. Harry wraps one hand around dead Cedric's wrist, while "gripping his wand more tightly" in the other hand. Yet, when he summons the Triwizard Cup towards him he catches it by the handle, and a few lines later (at the very beginning of chapter 35) it says "He tightened his hold on the *two* things he was still clutching - the smooth cold handle of the Triwizard Cup, and Cedric's body". This implies Harry dropped his wand, or somehow managed to put it in his pocket, while flying through the Portkey, without loosening his grip on Cedric or the cup. A few pages later, when confronting Moody, he has his wand again.
Corrected entry: In Order of the Phoenix Harry can see Thestrals because he claims to have seen Cedric die. However, in Goblet of Fire, at the graveyard, it says that Harry's eyes are closed due to the pain in his head. All he sees is green light and therefore did not see Cedric die.
Corrected entry: When Harry meets Bill and Charlie Weasley at the Burrow, the text says that he'd never seen the two before. At the beginning of Prisoner of Azkaban, however, he had seen a picture of the entire family in a newsclip when they'd made the trip to Egypt.
Corrected entry: At the very end of the book Harry watches the horseless carriages about to take him to Hogsmeade, at this point Cedric has already been killed so he should be able to see the thestrals that pull the carriages as in the next book.
Corrected entry: On page 229, when Fred and George get beards Dumbledore sys "I suggest you both go up to Madame Pomfrey. She is already tending to Miss Fawcett of Ravenclaw." However at the ball on page 371, when Fawcett and Stebbins are found behind the bushes by Snape he says "Ten points from Hufflepuff, Fawcett." Shouldn't it be from Ravenclaw? This is from the first edition of the British version.
Corrected entry: In chapter 26, Krum tells Hermione she has a water beetle in her hair, and she brushes it away herself. In chapter 37, she says Krum pulled it out of her hair.
Corrected entry: At the Quidditch World cup, Bagman calls flying deliberately to collide "skinning", but according to the book "Quidditch Through the Ages", the correct term is "blatching".
Corrected entry: In chapter 22 of this book it says that Harry and Cho Chang are a year apart. But in Prisoner of Azkaban, it states they are two years apart.
Corrected entry: When Moody demonstrates the Imperius Curse, the book says he used it on Harry four times. However, later in the book, it says "And Harry felt, for the third time in his life, the sensation that his mind had been wiped of all thought. It should be the fifth time because he had already experienced the Imperius Curse four times before.
Corrected entry: After Hermione dropped Muggle Studies, she says she has the same amount of classes as Harry and Ron. But she still had Arithmancy, Care of Magical Creatures, and Ancient Runes, not including the mandatory ones. She still has more than Harry and Ron, who only have Divination and Care of Magical Creatures.
Corrected entry: In book 2, it says Myrtle haunts the U-bend of the toilet, but in book 4, it says she haunts the S-bend.