A Little-Known Fact About Hogwarts Has Left Harry Potter Fans Disgusted

Well, Harry Potter is ruined.

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In terms of fictional locations, they don’t come much more magical than Hogwarts do they?

An ancient castle filled with witches, wizards, moving staircases and talking paintings – it’s all very extravagant.

Every now and again some new detail surfaces about the Harry Potter story, usually it’s a hidden gem that adds an interesting perspective on one of the most beloved tales of all time.

Sadly, this is not one of them times.

Pottermore shared the rather grim revelation on Twitter, announcing to its followers that once upon a time Hogwarts didn’t actually have the luxury of toilets.

In fact basic plumbing was one of the few departments in which the wizards and witches actually took influence from muggles.

So what did the magical beings do when nature called? Well obviously they just relieved themselves on the floor and used their spells to hide it.

In fact this whole thing turns out to be such a big deal that it actually almost led to the entrance of the Chamber of Secrets being uncovered.

The Pottermore website expands on this point a little further:

“However, when Hogwarts’ plumbing became more elaborate in the eighteenth century (this was a rare instance of wizards copying Muggles, because hitherto they simply relieved themselves wherever they stood, and vanished the evidence), the entrance to the Chamber was threatened, being located on the site of a proposed bathroom. The presence in school at the time of a student called Corvinus Gaunt – direct descendant of Slytherin, and antecedent of Tom Riddle – explains how the simple trapdoor was secretly protected, so that those who knew how could still access the entrance to the Chamber even after newfangled plumbing had been placed on top of it.”

Harry Potter fans have been left feeling a little uncomfortable about the whole thing.

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