Two pairs of underwear, a lightsaber and a sword: the bizarre things that passengers have left behind in Ubers – as Australia’s ‘most forgetful’ cities are revealed
- Uber has revealed its lost and found index of the past 12 months
- Perth and the Gold Coast are the ‘most forgetful’ cities in Australia
- According to Uber, we are most forgetful on Friday and Saturday nights
Uber has revealed the most bizarre things their passengers have left behind, including a glass eye, a surfboard, and some Budgy Smuggler swimmers.
The ride share company released its annual lost and found index today, which also shows that Australians are more likely to lose their assets late on Friday and Saturday nights.
The data also revealed that the Gold Coast and Perth are Australia’s ‘most forgetful’ cities and the 4th and 5th most forgetful cities in the world after Tokyo, Vienna and Milan.
Uber has revealed the most bizarre things their passengers have left behind, including a glass eye, a surfboard and some Budgy Smugglers
Wallets, phones, keys and handbags top the list of most forgotten items, according to the company.
But some people left behind items that were a little more memorable, including a one-carat diamond, a sleep apnea device, and even dentures.
One customer forgot his bagpipes, while another left a fluffy toy chicken.
A batman cape, Yoda lightsaber replica and small sword were also left in the back seat.
Many ‘Australia only’ items were also left, including a black thong, a XXXX Gold cap and a blonde clip-in hair extensions.
What are the 10 most Australian items left in an Uber?
1 – A black thong
2 – An Esky
3 – A pack of 10 Jim Beam
4 – Blonde clip-in hair extensions
5 – A surfboard
6 – One XXXX Gold Cap
7 – An RM Williams belt
8 – A Woolies work polo
9 – Swimwear for Budgy Smuggler
10 – Photos from a day at Australia Zoo
On Saturdays, people lose jewelry, according to the trip data, while phones are usually left on Sundays
On Wednesday, cash turned out to be the most lost item
Uber says the best way to find a lost item is to call the driver – but that can be difficult if you left your phone in the car.
If so, you can log into the app from a computer and tap the ‘I lost an item’ button under the Travel tab.
You can enter a phone number to be contacted and the driver can get your items back to you.
Riders often ask for food refunds after leaving their meals in their Uber. Popular food returns include burritos, meat, eggs, and dumplings.
The ride-share company released their annual lost and found index today, which also shows that Australians are more likely to lose their assets late on Friday and Saturday nights.
What are the 20 most unusual items left in an Uber?
1 – A glass eye
2 – A small sword
3 – A sleep apnea device
4 – A 1ct diamond
5 – A replica of a Yoda lightsaber
6 – Dentures
7 – A Batman cape
8 – A doll’s head
9 – A crystal tiara
10 – ‘Will you marry me’ written in styrofoam letters
11 – A navy blue tie with a small bicycle on it
12 – The right foot of a Christian Louboutin
13- A fluffy toy (chicken)
14 – A piece of Lego
15 – Bagpipes
16 – Two pairs of new underwear
17 – Stethoscope
18 – Two vinyl records, one Elton John album and the other a Frank Sinatra album
19 – A pearl (quite large)
20 – A painting with a dancing woman in the center
One customer left his homemade Italian sausage and another forgot his whole frozen fish.
Eskys and alcohol often lag behind, too, according to Uber.
Jewelry was found to be the ‘most lost’ item on Saturdays, phones took the top spot on Sundays and cash was most often lost on Wednesdays.