As another busy summer of travel approaches, Uber announced in late April the release of its seventh annual Lost & Found Index. The index shows what passengers tend to leave behind and what’s truly unique. Riders left behind common belongings like clothing, phones, laptops, backpacks, keys, and wallets, but they also left behind more unique, and sometimes bizarre, items. 

 The index also revealed that Saturday and Sunday mornings are the most common times for passengers to forget their belongings.

2023 Uber Lost & Found Trends

This year, Uber reported a significant spike in lost Disney and Harry Potter items. Ganja goods, gaming devices, false dentures and teeth, cold shoulders, underwear, condoms, and sex toys were also left behind by Uber riders. The 5th of April was the most common day for forgotten items, with nearly 1,000 lost item reports.

Shawls were one of the top clothing items left behind. Riders around the world left other interesting items such as bed sheets, Apple pens, gift boxes, car keys, chicken, Nike sneakers, a computer mouse, rice, diamond earrings, vapes, an orange bag with a unicorn kangaroo, and a scooter. A Danny DeVito Christmas ornament, a fog machine, and six cheesecakes are just a few of the weirdest items that Uber users forgot this year.

Uber lost and found index
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The 10 Most Commonly Forgotten Items

  1. Clothing
  2. Phones
  3. Backpacks and purses
  4. Wallet
  5. Headphones
  6. Jewelry
  7. Keys
  8. Books
  9. Laptop
  10. Watches

Top Items Left Behind From Trips And Vacations

  1. Hotel room card
  2. New York painting and Statue of Liberty green foam crown
  3. Hawaiian Airlines travel blanket
  4. Playbill from Wicked at the Kennedy Center
  5. Black cap with ‘Everest Base Camp’ written on it
  6. Disney wristband
  7. Burgundy travel tea mug
  8. Beach chair and sand mat
  9. Ski pole and ski goggles
  10. Translation device
  11. Fishing rod in a travel case
  12. Inflatable back support

The 10 Most “Forgetful” Cities

  1. Jacksonville, FL
  2. San Antonio, TX
  3. Palm Springs, CA
  4. Houston, TX
  5. Salt Lake City, UT
  6. Miami, FL
  7. Atlanta, GA
  8. Indianapolis, IN
  9. Kansas City, KS
  10. St. Louis, MO

The 10 Most Unique Lost Items In An Uber

  1. Danny DeVito Christmas ornament
  2. Toy poodle
  3. Blue cap that says ‘I love the smell of jet fuel in the morning’
  4. Fog machine
  5. Bowling rags
  6. Ankle monitor
  7. Unicycle
  8. 16 oz of fake blood
  9. Printer and remote-controlled vibrator
  10. Pin with Jesus holding a slice of pizza

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