Fantastic Beasts: Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes Announces Augurey Contest

After almost 20 years in business, Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes does it once again, witches and wizards. Owner George Weasley announced today that in promotion for the Muggle adaptation of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, they will being selling Augurey feather quills.

An Augurey is a bird native to Great Britain, whose feathers show a greenish-black. Although highly avoided, due to their throbbing cry once thought to foretell death, Augureys are quite harmless birds, if not completely depressing. In reality, they sing at the approach of rain and are no more dangerous than a Pgymy Puff.

Augurey feathers aren’t used for quills normally, as the feathers themselves repel ink. This gave George Weasley a brilliant idea. For this contest, Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes will be selling 500 Augurey feather quills disguised to look like normal ones. This is a great idea for a prank you could pull on your brother, sister, husband, wife, or professor (well, maybe not professor unless you’re feeling adventurous).

However, for the lucky person who finds the feather that actually holds the ink and turns it a bright blue color, you will win 500 Galleons in prize money. Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes is officially a donor for the Muggle film, and this contest serves as a way for both parties to benefit.

So good luck to you all! Just be sure that if the subject of your prank finds the actual quill, they give it back so that you can collect the prize money. In all likelihood, you’ll end up double-crossed and tricked yourself. Happy pranking!

Arabella Featherman, Daily Prophet