When you live in a world in which flying on broomsticks is totally normal, spiders grow to the size of Hippogriffs (which actually exist), and candy is never what it seems, there are going to be some moments that end up unintentionally awkward and magically amusing.
When you take riding a broom out of context, it is kind of ludicrous, but try finding yourself in a situation where you screw up a complicated transfiguration or that dusty old chair in the corner grows a human face. The wizards in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series regularly find themselves in ludicrous situations that would have the average muggle laughing — or, in Aunt Marge's case, blowing up like a balloon and floating away. Sometimes saving lives depends on your willingness to flush yourself down a toilet. It really is more heroic than it sounds.
Board the Hogwarts Express to hilarity with these 14 Harry Potter moments that will cast a laughing spell on you. Warning: it might be irreversible.