Harry Potter fans have taken to Twitter to air their disgust at the latest claim made by a fan site for the fantasy series.
Yesterday the fan site Pottermore, known for providing nuggets of information from author J.K Rowling, revealed that before that age of Muggle plumbing methods, Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry did not have bathrooms.
The bizarre and somewhat distasteful snippet of information meant that witches and wizards would simply relieve themselves wherever they stood.
The unsavoury piece of trivia has now led to more than 52,000 responses on Twitter from fans wishing the information had not been tweeted at all.
Yesterday Harry Potter fan site Pottermore tweeted that before the introduction of Muggle plumbing witches and wizards would relieve themselves wherever they stood
According to the fan site the school did not always have bathrooms before adopting Muggle plumbing
The tweet, which seemed to ask more questions than it answered, led to avid readers of the popular fantasy novel poking holes at the confusing theory.
Some asked if wizards would simply defecate in their pants while others asked what would happen to younger students who were not capable of performing the vanishing spell.
On its Twitter page Pottermore wrote: ‘Hogwarts didn’t always have bathrooms. Before adopting Muggle plumbing methods in the eighteenth century, witches and wizards simply relieved themselves wherever they stood, and vanished the evidence. #NationalTriviaDay’
In response to the post Jackson McHenry wrote: ‘How do I vanish the evidence of this tweet.’
In response to the interesting yet somewhat unsavoury piece of trivia fans took to Twitter to air their disgust
While Max Dweck wrote: ‘In what world do you imagine this revelation going well in? Because it ain’t this one.’
In another twitter response @Dovil wrote: ‘I was an adult when Harry Potter came out yet you’ve still somehow managed to ruin my childhood.’
Meagan Arthur questioned the difficulty those in their first year at the Wizarding school would have faced.
In her tweet she wrote: ‘What about first years who hadn’t yet learned vanishing spells?’
Another fan simply wrote: ‘Tweetus Deletus.’
Meagan Arthur asked what first years, who hadn’t yet learnt the vanishing spell, would do
@humanmichael asked why those with magical powers did not simply remove their waste products straight from the colon