(NEWS.com.au) — MATES duel with wands in the sky. Maccas drive-thru is broomstick fly-thru. And if you’re on your phone while riding your broomstick, you ought to head straight to Azkaban.

No, Harry Potter fans haven’t gone nuts in the streets. It’s ‘public pottering’ – a fad like planking, just with a clever Harry Potter twist. That’s how the three young Australian men who invented it describe it.

“I think it’s a bit more innovative (than planking),” said Martin Kastengren, 21, who began the fad with George Andrianakos, 21 and Simon Carr, 19.

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