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Nobody goes to Beloit College to study math

I usually love the Beloit College Mindset List, but this year it made me cross my eyes.

The first item on the list is "Harry Potter could be a classmate, playing on their Quidditch team."

Except.

Any fan worth his/her salt knows that Harry Potter was born in 1980, not 1990 as the Mindset List sets most of the births for the Beloit College Class of 2012. Yes, yes, we all know J.K. Rowling can't add and subtract but the books are pretty clear on this one. I'm wondering how they arrived at the Harry Potter Could Be a Classmate conclusion. My only theory is that they counted Harry as being 11 years old at the time of the US publication of SS, which would mean Harry was born in 1987 and could be a classmate of theirs if Beloit had a Quidditch team. They don't, though. I don't think Quidditch is popular in Division III schools.
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