QUIDDITCH WORLD CUP
It's real. My wife saw it with her own eyes. She was supposed to practice with her flag football team at DeWitt Clinton Park. When they got there, they saw dozens and dozens of other teams already occupying all the fields. They came from places like Michigan State, University of Vermont and Harvard, and they were playing the Harry Potter-inspired sport with pride. Yes, grown men and women running around and tackling each other all while tucking a broom between their legs. It's sponsored by, I kid you not, a group called the International Quidditch Association. I kinda wish I was there to witness it myself. I enjoyed the books and I also enjoy watching people make asses of themselves once in a while.