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13 Lies 'Harry Potter' Told You About High School

Hogwarts made high school look like the most fun.

As starry-eyed little kids, the heroes of "Harry Potter" seemed stately, wise and, well, old. From fourth year on, The Chosen One and co. were our high school role models.

Come freshman year, however, we were sadly surprised to find that our lives in the hallowed halls of high school were nothing like those at Hogwarts.

Ahead, 13 lies Hogwarts told us about high school.

  1. Few to no underwater schooners full of fire-spinning hotties arrived.
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  2. There was no points system.
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  3. No secret passageways. (That we knew of.)
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  4. Our teachers' personal secrets were way less juicy.
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  5. No scary cupids in coffee shops for Valentines dates. And no love potions for the dateless.
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  6. Every school year did not end with a showdown with a villain.
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  7. Guess how many feasts we had? Zero.
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  8. Finals were never canceled because of looming evil.
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  9. There were tests all the time, and none of them had fun animal acronym names.
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  10. Ghosts, friendly and otherwise? None.
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  11. Our high-flying athletics were...soccer.
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  12. Our class clowns were more of "whoopie cushion on your seat," less "fireworks extravaganza and candies that'll get you out of class."
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  13. We had to go through puberty without magic.
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Shape up, Muggle high school!