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Official Harry Potter Twitter Feed Tells Us Wizards Pooped on the Floor

Harry Potter has been pretty unique in how it tends to grow the lore in strange little tidbits after the final book has been released over a decade ago. The most famous example is, of course, when J.K. Rowling revealed that Dumbledore was gay, a fact that probably would have carried more weight if it was included in the massively popular series published at the height of the debate over the legalization of gay marriage. And now a more troubling little bit of world building has come to us from the official @Pottermore account, explaining to us that wizards haven't always had plumbing, and included it to appease Muggle visitors. In fact, what wizards tended to do in terms of waste is apparently poop on the floor and then make is disappear using their powers.

Harry Potter has been pretty unique in how it tends to grow the lore in strange little tidbits after the final book has been released over a decade ago. The most famous example is, of course, when J.K. Rowling revealed that Dumbledore was gay, a fact that probably would have carried more weight if it was included in the massively popular series published at the height of the debate over the legalization of gay marriage. And now a more troubling little bit of world building has come to us from the official @Pottermore account, explaining to us that wizards haven't always had plumbing, and included it to appease Muggle visitors. In fact, what wizards tended to do in terms of waste is apparently poop on the floor and then make is disappear using their powers.

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Harry Potter’s House Is Up For Sale

Number Four Privet Drive (or at least the house Warner Bros used in the movies) is up for sale, and you can now live out your dreams in the cupboard under the stairs, if you want to.

Number Four Privet Drive (or at least the house Warner Bros used in the movies) is up for sale, and you can now live out your dreams in the cupboard under the stairs, if you want to.

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First AI Drawn Painting, Edmond De Bellamy, Goes For $432,500

The painting, not unlike the work made by Botnik Studios, including their incredible Harry Potter riff, makes its product vis a vis feeding the artificial intelligence algorithm a variety of influences. In the example of "Obvious" they fed the algorithm 15,000 images of portraits from different time periods, resulting in the blurry work of art seen above. The painting is signed "min G max D x [log (D(x))] + z [log(1 -- D (G(z)))]", which is a portion of the algorithm in question that sired this glorious Renaissance style painting.

The painting, not unlike the work made by Botnik Studios, including their incredible Harry Potter riff, makes its product vis a vis feeding the artificial intelligence algorithm a variety of influences. In the example of "Obvious" they fed the algorithm 15,000 images of portraits from different time periods, resulting in the blurry work of art seen above. The painting is signed "min G max D x [log (D(x))] + z [log(1 -- D (G(z)))]", which is a portion of the algorithm in question that sired this glorious Renaissance style painting.

Celebrity, Entertainment

Davidson/Ariana Grande Superstans Think They Know The Couple’s Wedding Date

As myself an avowed superstan (or superfan as all you grandpas might call it), I have been following the Pete Davidson/Ariana Grande relationship closely. We've followed the incredibly speedy engagement, the Harry Potter themed photos, the beautifully too quick tattoos and even the Mac Miller interview. Now what is coming is... folks... the wedding. And all these Super Stans think they've identified the date when the couple is to tie the know.

As myself an avowed superstan (or superfan as all you grandpas might call it), I have been following the Pete Davidson/Ariana Grande relationship closely. We've followed the incredibly speedy engagement, the Harry Potter themed photos, the beautifully too quick tattoos and even the Mac Miller interview. Now what is coming is... folks... the wedding. And all these Super Stans think they've identified the date when the couple is to tie the know.

Celebrity

Gary Oldman Apologizes for Anti-Semitism, Not Sexism or Homophobia Just Yet

The man you may have loved as Sirius Black in 'Harry Potter' has issued a statement to the Anti-Defamation League regarding his anti-semitic remarks in a recent Playboy Interview. Is it enough?

The man you may have loved as Sirius Black in 'Harry Potter' has issued a statement to the Anti-Defamation League regarding his anti-semitic remarks in a recent Playboy Interview. Is it enough?