Pottermore Just Revealed the Horrifying Secret Behind Hogwarts’ Bathrooms
Apparently today is National Trivia Day. But it might as well be National Nausea Day, National Grossout Day, or National TMI Day — all of those would work here as well.
Pottermore — the official Twitter feed for all things in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter — shared (or really overshared) this little tidbit on social media: Hogwarts didn’t always have bathrooms.
But wait, there’s more.
Wherever they stood?!? What if they were having a conversation with someone at the time? On second thought, please don’t tell me the answer to that question.
In case you’re wondering, Hogwarts was founded, per the Harry Potter Wiki, “around 990 A.D. by two wizards and two witches: Godric Gryffindor, Helga Hufflepuff, Rowena Ravenclaw, and Salazar Slytherin.” That means that for literally 700 years, wizard were just dropping deuces all over the halls of Hogwarts whenever they darn well felt like it. Aren’t wizards supposed to be way more advanced than us ordinary muggles? You’d think they would have some kind of magic toilet that was way better and cooler than a regular toilet. But no, it turns out a magic toilet is just a pair of pants. I can only pray they didn’t have a regular beans and chili day in the cafeteria.
I will never watch a Harry Potter movie the same way ever again. Just think about it: Any time you see Harry or Ron wandering the halls of Hogwarts, everywhere you look in the background is a place where a wizard once took a big old dookie. Have a great weekend everyone!
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