From "Will they or won't they?" to "What does Chewbacca's dong look like?" all great pop culture requires a whiff of enigma. Inevitably, some of these questions will be left unanswered by the end of any story, but isn't it better that way? We don't need to know the solution to every single mystery posed by our favorite shows or movies, no matter how dumb or inconsequential, right?
Who are we kidding? OF COURSE we need to know all that crap! Luckily, there's always someone on the internet who has gone through insane lengths to answer all the questions the creators didn't want to (or simply couldn't) solve themselves. Questions like ...
"How Many House Points Did The Four Hogwarts Houses Win?"
In translating the Harry Potter books to the big screen a lot of material got cut, like Peeves the Poltergeist, Peter Pettigrew's passing, and Professor Poppy Pantaloon's pooping pointillistic pony. One thing that few people missed was the House Cup. The annual competition between the four Hogwarts houses as to how many points they could each accumulate by doing good deeds or generally being little nerds, with the winning house receiving a trophy.
"And for the 1,008th consecutive time, the house where we put all the evil kids comes in last. Next year, ya lil' shits!"
But for those of you who thought this delightful fantasy series needed more pointless arithmetic, the folks over at Pottermore crunched the numbers on the House Cup. That's how we know, for example, that the four houses received a cumulative total of 430 points in Chamber Of Secrets and lost ten. Meanwhile, no points are awarded in Goblet Of Fire and Deathly Hallows because, respectively, murder and wizard genocide don't set the mood for trophy-giving ceremonies.
On the first book, they deducted a point every time the Al Pacino character said "fuck."
When it comes to teachers, Professor Snape is obviously the biggest dick, taking a total of 287 points. The single biggest deduction, surprisingly, belongs to Professor McGonagall after she fines Harry, Hermione, and Neville 50 points each for wandering the school's corridors at night. On the other hand, the most generous teacher is Dumbledore, who gives 400 points to Harry and Ron for saving Ginny from the Basilisk -- an award which pretty much guarantees that students started throwing their fellows down there for easy points.