It's about Quidditch!
The completely fictional, 100 percent made up sport of wizard soccer (kind of).
All right, so what’s the question?
Whatever you do, don't ask J.K. Rowling about the Snitch.
(We’re assuming Bludgers and Quaffles are still totes on the table, though.)
Apparently, this is one that Rowling gets all the time. It’s not hard to imagine how annoying that might become.
What's the deal with the Snitch, anyway?
For those who don’t remember, the Golden Snitch is the tiny, golden ball with wings that flies around throughout a Quidditch game.
When the Snitch is caught by a team’s Seeker, that team gets 150 points and the game is over. According to Quidditch Through the Ages (a book which only exists in-universe), the longest Quidditch game ever lasted for three months.
Apparently, a lot of people feel the need to point out to Rowling that the team that catches the Snitch “always” wins.
But that's simply not the case.
*pushes glasses up nose*
Readers will recall that in Goblet of Fire, Viktor Krum (of Bulgaria) caught the Snitch during the Quidditch World Cup, ending the match and bringing Bulgaria’s score up to 160. However, Ireland had already scored 170 points. Thus, Ireland won the match without catching the Snitch.
What do you say to that, Snitch haters?
You forgot about Krum!
You also forgot that J.K. Rowling literally wrote the books on this sport, so she can say the rules are whatever she dang well wants them to be.
So there you have it. Don’t ever step to J.K. Rowling when it comes to the rules of Quidditch. However, there is one question we’re still dying to know about the Harry Potter Universe…