TEST: Could You Pass Transfiguration 101?

In the Hogwarts universe, Transfiguration is pretty similar to science. You have to get it exactly right or you’re going to mess it up – case in point: remember that time Ron turned his pet rat into that gross furry goblet with a tail? Nobody wants to drink out of that.

“Transfiguration is some of the most complex and dangerous magic you will learn at Hogwarts. Anyone messing around in my class will leave.” – Minerva McGonagall

Sounds an awful lot like when science teachers were drilling us about bunsen burner safety in science lessons…

McGonagall, according to Pottermore, was talented with Transfiguration even as a young student. She was the “winner of the Transfiguration Today Most Promising Newcomer award”, and “under the guidance of her inspirational Transfiguration teacher, Albus Dumbledore, she had managed to become an Animagus; her animal form, with its distinctive markings (tabby cat, square spectacles markings around eyes) were duly logged in the Ministry of Magic’s Animagus Registry.”

So, if you think you’ve got what it takes to pass the science class of the wizarding world, take the test below and see how well you would do in Transfiguration 101!

 

TEST: Can You Guess What These Zoomed In Pictures Are Actually Of?

“Most people instinctively form an understanding of what they think they’re looking at within seconds of seeing a photograph. But such is the beauty and wonder of the world around us that there are some images that require closer inspection before you can make sense of what they’re really showing you.”

It’s true, I thought I knew what a lot of these pictures were going to be only to be wrong. It seems that there is a lot of beauty in the world that we don’t see because we’re so focused on the bigger picture. We don’t take in the finer details.

For example, look at how awesome this single snowflake is – and think about the fact that every single one is different!

Source: Imgur / http://imgur.com/a/V7YTJ
Source: Imgur / http://imgur.com/a/V7YTJ

And compare it to the overall beauty of fresh snow. Similarly beautiful, but we miss the intricate details of each individual snowflake…

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Source: Pinterest

How many of the pictures in this test can you correctly identify? How many were lucky guesses?

 

TEST: Can You Find All 29 Animals In This Hectic 90s Wallpaper?

The 90s were a peculiar time for many of us. A lot of weird stuff happened that we are oddly proud of reminiscing about, but one thing I have not thought about in a long while is how bizarre our computer backgrounds were.

Source: lookanimals.com
Source: lookanimals.com

There were lots of bright colours, lots of images meshed together to make really messy collages, and nine times out of ten, the pictures were hideously stretched because the file was not actually the right size for your screen. Or you’d make your own wallpaper on MS Paint of all your favourite things?

Source: portpolyonamo1979.deviantart.com
Source: portpolyonamo1979.deviantart.com

Can you find all 29 animals in this 90s wallpaper? There is a lot going on in the image, so it seems fairly easy, to begin with, but then you get asked where salamander or the frog are and you have no idea where to look.

It’s like a cuter version of Where’s Wally? because animals make everything cuter. Which animal in this busy wallpaper do you like best? Tag yourself, I’m the Red Parrot that has its head tilted and looks like it’s photobombing.

If you manage to find all of them, let us know in the comments!

 

TEST: Do You Remember All Of The Characters From The Lion King?

The Lion King is a Disney staple. It’s a true Disney classic, and one of the films you have to include in a Disney marathon. I don’t want to say it’s the law or anything but it totally is.

The Lion King was an important film in many people’s childhood, as it tackled themes of love, grief, and belonging. it was a truly heartbreaking film, and it had many children crying within the first half an hour. Seriously, Mufasa’s death was horrifying. It traumatised countless children and we still haven’t gotten over it, even though the film was released over 22 years ago! If you didn’t cry over Mufasa’s death scene, are you even human?

Any true Disney fan will be able to identify these 11 Lion King characters. But the question is, are you enough of a Lion King fan to guess them all right?

It’s time to separate the leader of the pride, from the Shadowland outcasts. Can you identify Simba from Scar? Timon from Nala? There’s only one way to find out.

Don’t forget to tell us your score in the comments section. Why don’t you share this quiz with your friends and family, can they beat your score?

Bubba The Cat Is A Better Student Than You

This brings a whole new meaning to the phrase ‘teacher’s pet’.

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Honourary student Bubba the cat spends so much time at Leland High School in San Jose, California, he’s been awarded his own ID card.

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Bubba’s thirst for knowledge is so great, that his owner Amber Marienthal – who lives next door – struggled to keep him at home. She adopted him from a shelter in 2009 and he’s been roaming the grounds ever since. He even attends classes.

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The cat loves Leland so much, he heads over first things in the morning and doesn’t leave until all sporting activities are finished in the evening.

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He is also a star pupil, featuring in the school’s yearbook, newspaper, and even on the cover of last year’s senior magazine. He’s so popular he has his own Facebook page with over 6000 fans.

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Ms Marienthal hopes Bubba will graduate with the rest of the students in 2017: “That’s the group that’s been with him through Leland,” she said. She looks forward to seeing him walk down the aisle in a little cap and gown.

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Well, they say cats are smarter than dogs. This one might just be smarter than people too…