The A to Z of Harry Potter
Z is for Zonko’s Joke Shop
“Zonko’s was a joke shop which Hogwarts students regularly shopped in on their trips to the wizarding village of Hogsmeade. It carried “jokes and tricks to fulfil even Fred and George Weasley’s wildest dreams”. These included Dungbombs; a banned item that emits a putrid odour, and leaves the user’s hand covered in dung and Hiccough Sweets; a pleasant tasting sweet that causes an uncontrollable fit of giggles. Not only that, Zonko’s regularly stocked up on Nose-Biting Teacups; a product that bites the nose of anybody who tried to drink from it, and Sugar Quills; ordinary looking quills that are actually a sweet. Students can suck on the quill in class, especially effective when the said student thinks of what to write next.
In the Seconding Wizarding War, Zonko’s Joke Shop was closed and boarded up. Fred and George visited Hogsmeade Village with an eye towards buying the abandoned shop and transforming it into a branch of Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes. It is unclear whether or not this actually occurred.”