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A wee bit of exercise with a broom is good for mortals too

While sitting in a cafe in Edinburgh, Scotland, J.K. Rowling invented the highly competitive wizards’ game, Quidditch, for inclusion in her Harry Potter novels. Today, thanks to students at Middlebury College, Vermont, mortals can play too, as long as they keep that broomstick between their legs. There are 134 campus-based Quidditch teams in the U.S. and another 170-plus around the world. The rules: “Seekers search for the Snitch off the pitch. The Snitch will return to the pitch during the match, and if there has not been a clean snatch off pitch, the hunt will continue on the pitch.”

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