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The most common, and not so common items left behind in Uber rides

May 20, 2021, 9:00 AM | Updated: 9:01 am
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Uber just released its list of all the things we left behind after our rides, and it ranges from the common to the just plain weird. Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Forgetting an item in an Uber is fairly common, but what’s unusual is some of the weird stuff people leave behind. 

Uber has released a list of the stuff people forgot as they jumped out of a ride-share during the past year, which was a strange year for a wide variety of reasons. 

The items we all left behind in an Uber 

Not surprising, cell phones topped the list of things left behind on Uber rides, followed by wallets, purses, headphones, clothing and glasses. 

But there is a long list of stuff that makes you go hmmm.  They include a six pack of toilet paper, a specimen cup from a doctor’s office, Mice, a boulder, and a bubble machine. 

Medical devices appeared on occasion including a CPAP machine and an oxygen tank.

Then there’s the extra weird.  One driver found a tube with a bedazzled alien face.  There were the siracha themed socks, guinea pig slippers, a ziplock bag with $12.00 in quarters, a sword, a black leather choker with some accompanying silk clothing, a Star Trek shirt and fake ears, and a bag of stuffed elves. 

Austin, Texas came out on top as the most forgetful city in the U.S followed by Fort Myers, Florida and Nashville, TN. 

What to do? Call your driver

So what do you do if you get out of your Uber and realize you left diamond cufflinks behind?  Yes that was one of the items listed. 

Uber says call your driver directly or contact them online and ask to arrange a pickup to get your stuff. 

The 2021 Uber Lost & Found Index

The 10 most commonly forgotten items:

  1. Phone 
  2. Camera
  3. Wallet 
  4. Keys
  5. Backpack / Luggage
  6. Headphones 
  7. Glasses
  8. Vape / E-cig
  9. ID 
  10. Water bottle

The 10 most “forgetful” cities:

  1. Austin, TX
  2. Fort Myers, FL
  3. Nashville, TN
  4. San Antonio, TX
  5. Tampa Bay, FL
  6. Houston, TX
  7. Phoenix, AZ
  8. Kansas City, KS
  9. Charlotte, NC
  10. Sacramento, CA

The 50 most unique lost items:

  1. A tooth. It was in my pocket, and seems to have fallen out
  2. 22 bundt cakes and a pan of macaroni & cheese
  3. Washing liquid
  4. A nude corset
  5. Part of an ankle monitor
  6. FBI bullet proof vest 
  7. A cooler full of fish
  8. Fresh shrimp
  9. A rolled up poster held with an elastic band. It says “end this bummer” with endless summer artwork
  10. A green dinosaur halloween costume and a knife that is needed for job
  11. Rabbit legs
  12. Unicorn tail and a piñata
  13. A framed Beauty and the Beast signed picture in a plastic case
  14. Antique roller blades, Christmas plates & a cookie jar
  15. The fur cover for my knee scooter (cuz I broke my foot)
  16. A toilet seat and welcome door sign shaped like a lemon with a blue ribbon on it
  17. A sushi platter
  18. Large painting of Kate Middleton and a small painting of the grim reaper
  19. A lil purple hair bonnet 
  20. My bath set and a sack of potatoes
  21. Frozen meat, a lot of it
  22. Catheter
  23. A leopard print pink bikini
  24. Special items from Victoria’s Secret
  25. Wig brush, in the trunk
  26. A machine foot for sewing
  27. My neck brace and my diary
  28. Hospital scissors
  29. Otter plush animal 
  30. My Harry Potter wand and a feather pen
  31. False eyelashes and dish soap
  32. Headband with horns and an oxygen tank
  33. Mannequin head 
  34. My welding hood
  35. Black cane with a skull handle
  36. My birth certificate that was inside an Ugg earmuff box
  37. A popcorn bucket from Disney World
  38. Dog collar with a tag that says “nugget”
  39. A tattoo machine 
  40. Raw chicken and 20 pounds of salt
  41. A clear face shield with a ladybug stripe on the forehead
  42. Crystal chandelier 
  43. One can of crab meat and a package of lobster for business
  44. One pound of smoked salmon
  45. A prosthetic leg
  46. Wine and my edibles
  47. My dog’s ashes
  48. An angel charm
  49. Ham for Thanksgiving is in the trunk
  50. Mosquito net

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The most common, and not so common items left behind in Uber rides