Viral Today: July 31

If Harry Potter would be real, he would have turned 39 today. It’s impossible not to feel old when you read this sentence. And, since we are taking a trip down memory lane, let’s talk about the picture that Emma Watson shared to celebrate the Wizard’s mother’s birthday.

That’s not the only thing that went viral today. You will definitely have a laugh reading this man’s letter to the TSA.

Happy Birthday, Harry Potter!

Author JK Rowling

And, Happy Birthday J.K. Rowling. If you didn’t know, the creator of the Harry Potter books shares her birthday with the wizard (or is it the other way around?)

The author turned 54 today. Emma Watson, who played Hermoine Granger in the movie‚Äôs adaptation of the series, shared a throwback picture of J.K. Rowling, her co-star Evanna Lynch, and herself at a party. Emma was disguised as Wonder Woman, Lynch, who played Luna Lovegood in the series was a cute cat, and Rowling was wearing a scary monster mask. 

“Sexy and scary! You smashed this. All the love to you Jo. Happy Birthday!!!! Extra points to @msevylynch for being the most perfect cat” Watson wrote on Instagram. 

Fans were quick to like and comment on the picture, including Lynch herself. “Ahhhh I didn’t know this photo existed,” Lynch commented.  

“30 points to Gryffindor,” wrote another person. 

Harry Potter Is Getting Older Too

School Graduation Illustration

People didn’t forget that today is Harry Potter’s birthday too and that if he was real, he would have turned 39. Try not to feel old as you are reading this. 

Some took to social media to wish everyone’s favorite wizard a happy birthday. Others, celebrated the day by taking it to another level. 

All on the Board, a company known for its creative London underground boards, renamed the stations in London. Dobby Hill, Azkabank or Severus Sisters are some of the interpretations. 

Other Viral Topics on July 31

  • This TSA Letter Goes Viral for all the Right Reasons
Airport Security Check

Write “Florida man” in Google search and you will get countless news stories, one more bizarre than the other. The country has a weird fascination with eccentric Florida men and their sometimes baffling behavior. That’s exactly what Michael Presley Bobbitt, a Florida man, wanted to capture in his play named – you’ve guessed it: Florida Man.

The play is opening off-Broadway today, so Bobbitt had to fly from Florida to New York with a suitcase full of weird props. Some of the items included a gun replica, a sex machine, PVC pipes, a judge’s robe, and so on. Aware that the content of his bag might make him look like a terrorist or sex offender, he wrote a hilarious letter to the TSA, asking them to please not seize his bag full of props. 

  • Billie Eilish Got Candid about Mental Health in Rolling Stones Interview
Billie Eilish

The Rolling Stones magazine announced today that the star Billie Eilish will grace the cover of their August cover. This will be her first cover for the magazine. 

In the interview, she talked about mental health, fame, and her struggle with Tourette syndrome. She admitted that she doesn’t like fame and it’s not what she asked for. 

The 17-year-old singer released her debut album, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? in March this year and her career skyrocketed since then. 

Over to You

Can you believe how old Harry Potter would be? How did you celebrate his birthday?