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10 Oddest Things Left Behind in an Uber

Not surprising: phones. Maybe a little surprising: a bubble machine
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 12, 2020 8:13 AM CDT
Here Are the Weirdest Things Left Behind in an Uber
In this March 15, 2017, file photo, a Uber car drives through LaGuardia Airport in New York.   (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

(Newser) – If you've ever left something behind in a cab or an Uber, you'll be able to commiserate with the forgetful folks who've made it onto Uber's 2020 Lost & Found Index. The company released its fourth annual list on Tuesday, detailing some of the most common items riders neglected to take with them upon exiting, as well as what ABC News calls some more "peculiar possessions." Uber's index shows people are most likely to forget things late at night, especially on Fridays and Saturdays, and that holidays like New Year's Day and the upcoming St. Patrick's Day also seem to spur a brain lapse when it comes to one's belongings. The most forgetful city in the nation? Lubbock, Texas, with Oxford, Miss., not far behind. Here, the most common things drivers find once their passengers have departed:

  1. Phone
  2. Wallet
  3. Keys
  4. Backpack/bag/purse
  5. Headphones
  6. Clothing
  7. Glasses
  8. Vaping/e-cigarette gear
  9. ID/license/passport
  10. Water bottle
Now, onto 10 items that are a little more out of the norm, from Uber's list of 50.

  1. Cooler of breast milk
  2. A boulder
  3. Bubble machine
  4. Swarovski binoculars
  5. Hard-boiled egg ("and I don't want it back," the owner noted)
  6. Bag of wigs
  7. Specimen cup from doctor's office
  8. Pants and a sword
  9. Mice for a pet snake
  10. A Ziploc bag with about $12 in quarters
See the other 40 here . (You might not want to get behind the wheel yourself in these cities.)

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