Page 105. " 'But you're too small and stupid to have read the Just So Stories, aren't you?' "
The original illustration for 'How the Rhino got is skin'
Public DomainThe original illustration for 'How the Rhino got is skin'

The Just So Stories, also known as Just So Stories for Little Children, were written by Rudyard Kipling, author of The Jungle Book.

The stories explain why animals became the way they are today and how common notions first came about. One details why rhinos have folds in their skin and such bad tempers, another how the elephant got his trunk, and another how the first alphabet came about. 



Page 110. " You've got to remember that the Trunchbull once threw the hammer for Britain in the Olympics so she's very proud of her right arm. "
hammer throw
Public Domainhammer throw - Credit: US Army. Photo credit: Phil Sussman.

Hammer throwing is an athletic event in which the athlete throws a heavy metal ball attached to a wire and a handle. The men's hammer typically weighs 16 lbs (7.257 kg) and the women's weighs 8.82 lbs (4kg). The athlete swings the hammer above his or her head in a circular motion, picking up speed by turning in a circle a few times before throwing it. 

Men have been able to throw the hammer in the Olympics since the early 1900s, but the women's event was not introduced until the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia.

The hammer throw is also a very popular part of the Scottish Highland Games.