1. Is it, or has it ever been, alive? hmm. no.
2. Is it a magical object? i would say yes.
3. Can it fit in a shoebox? yes.
4. Is it in more than one book? yes.
5. Is it of the dark arts? no.
6. Is it the monster book of monsters? no.
7. Is it something the Weasley twins cooked up? no.
8. Does it belong to a professor? no.
hint: there wasn't only one.
9. Is it located at Hogwarts? no. they have been seen there, though.
10. Magic wands? no. good guess, though.
11. The Quibbler? no.
12. is it related to Quidditch? no
13. Do the students use them in any of their classes? no
14. Does Harry use it? no
15. Is it a piece of artwork?no
time for another hint?
the Quibbler was a closer guess. it's sort of like that. dated, but can be repeated in similar fashion.
16. The daily prophet? no.
17. Hogwart's letters that are sent out via owl every year with school supply lists and such? no. but ooooh, you are getting warmer!
i'm sure y'all will guess. but if you don't, then what?