How Do Wizards Poop? J.K. Rowling Explains

Shaunacy Ferro
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Moaning Myrtle’s affinity for hanging out in a Hogwarts bathroom may have led you to believe that wizards deal with their poop in the same way that us Muggles do. But J.K. Rowling has revealed that this wasn’t always the case in the world of magic. BuzzFeed spotted a tidbit on Pottermore that illuminates how some wizards heeded the call of nature. It’s, uh, kind of weird.

Buried in a mid-sentence aside about the entrance to the Chamber of Secrets, Rowling tells us this:

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)...

This really raises more questions than it answers. Did they also make themselves invisible while they did their business? And where did it vanish to? Please, please let Rowling create an entire page devoted to wizard plumbing soon.