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She Lost Her Ring in 2004. It Just Showed Up on a Carrot

Canada's Mary Grams says it still fits

(Newser) - Mary Grams pulled a weed on her family farm in Alberta, Canada, in 2004 and lost her engagement ring in the process. All these years later, the ring has turned up, incredibly, on a carrot, reports the CBC . It seems her daughter-in-law plucked the lucky carrot from the ground, and... More »

Lost Wallet Found— After Nearly 60 Years

The wallet fell out of a drainpipe six stories off the ground

(Newser) - Good news: The wallet lost by Isolde Zitzewitz in a Washington state Bon Marche has been found. Bad news: The wallet appears to have been lost nearly 60 years ago, the Bon Marche is long gone, and Zitzewitz died in 2009. The wallet-turned-time capsule was discovered by a construction crew... More »

10 of the Oddest Things Ever Left in an Uber

How do you forget an elf cut-out?

(Newser) - A cellphone? Sure. But a lobster? That's just one of the odd things left behind in an Uber—and there are plenty, according to the company's Lost and Found Index published Wednesday. It notes that small items like wallets, keys, and phones are among the most commonly forgotten... More »

Couple Returns $10K Cash Found in Shopping Cart

'I'm just ever so grateful that there are people like that'

(Newser) - It's good to know 2016 hasn't killed good old American decency quite yet. The Auburn Citizen reports a couple who found nearly $10,000 in a shopping cart Monday in upstate New York returned the cash with absolutely no expectation of a reward. The cash—$9,800 in... More »

Coachella's Digital Lost-and-Found Is Massive

51 cellphones, 73 pairs of glasses, 601 IDs, and so much more

(Newser) - Approximately 99,000 people attended Coachella every day during the California music festival's six-day run last month, the Los Angeles Times reports. When you combine that many people with drugs, sun, and the power of music, you're going to get more than a few lost pairs of sunglasses.... More »

Stranger Returns Mark Ruffalo's Lost Wallet

'Another point for the decency in people,' Ruffalo tweets

(Newser) - Mark Ruffalo has a new hero: a stranger by the name of Ross McHale. Ruffalo apparently lost his wallet in Chicago last week while in town to serve as a grand marshal at a race at Chicagoland Speedway, Us reports, and McHale just happened to find it. Though he didn'... More »

Turned In at Lost and Found: $6.3M Lotto Ticket

Unclaimed prize was won last year

(Newser) - Talk about a good deed: A very kind man turned a winning lotto ticket in to Spanish officials rather than taking the money for himself. Now, lottery bosses are trying to find the winner of the $6.27 million prize, which dates back to last year; it was never claimed,... More »

11 Worst Things Ever Lost

Don't worry, iPhone guy, it's not just you

(Newser) - The drunk Apple engineer who left his iPhone prototype in a bar shouldn’t feel too bad: At least he didn’t lose, say, blueprints for the H-bomb like one physicist did. The Daily Beast lists 11 other famously misplaced items:
  • Top-secret laptop: Once again, alcohol is to blame. A
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Lost Coat May Lead to Lawsuit

Absentminded lawyer threatens Houston, airline, food court management

(Newser) - Bill Ogletree liked his black leather coat enough to pay $800 for it, but not enough to remember it when he finished eating pizza in the Houston airport and boarded a flight to Las Vegas. So he's threatening to sue the city, Continental Airlines, and the company that manages the... More »

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