QuidditchJust because 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I' doesn't have any Quidditch scenes doesn't mean that the flying sport has gone missing in action. All you need to do to catch Hogwarts' favorite game being played -- and by real humans, no less -- is head to a nearby college campus.

What's that, you say? How can Muggles be playing a sport that requires magic broomsticks? Well, real-life Quidditch cuts out the aerial portion and is more like a combination of rugby and lacrosse. It requires actual athletic skill -- not just a love of 'Harry Potter.'

One such participating college is Emerson, whose Quidditch team placed in the quarterfinals of the World Cup in New York City this past weekend.

Joe Rechtman, who helped found Emerson Quidditch, said the idea to form a team came from watching nearby Middlebury College (where organized "Ground Quidditch" or "Muggle Quidditch" originated in 2005) play a game and then reading their official online rulebook.

"We [wanted] to take it out of the magical world and into the real world," said Rechtman, explaining that the team uses cheap brooms and hula hoops for goals.
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