The 50 Weirdest Things People Forgot In Ubers This Year

Did you know that Uber releases an annual report regarding the things that we all leave behind when we get out of the car? Neither did I. But they do, and it’s interesting as hell.

First – the obvious from The 2019 Uber Lost & Found Index. The days/times that the most things are forgotten? Saturdays and Sundays from 11 p.m. to 1 a.m. No surprise there, neither is it a big shock that New Year’s and Halloween are the biggest holidays for leaving behind items.

Also pretty obvious are the 10 most commonly forgotten items, which are phones, cameras, wallets, keys, purses/backpack, clothes, glasses, headphones, e-cigs and IDs.

And then there are some fun facts. According to the report, the ten most forgetful cities in the U.S are:

  1. East Alabama
  2. Gallup, New Mexico
  3. Cookeville, Tennessee
  4. Mississippi Delta
  5. Boone, North Carolina
  6. Sioux City, Iowa
  7. South Georgia
  8. Mankato, Minnesota
  9. College Station, Texas
  10. Tallahassee, Florida

Plus, we are apparently more likely to forget certain things are certain days:

  • People are most likely to forget watches on Monday
  • People are most likely to forget headphones on Tuesday
  • People are most likely to forget laptops on Wednesday
  • People are most likely to forget books on Thursday
  • People are most likely to forget passports on Friday
  • People are most likely to forget phones on Saturday
  • People are most likely to forget cakes on Sunday

Who knew?

But what about some of the weirder stuff that has been left in the backseat? Well, according to Dan Brubaker, Uber’s Lost Items Lead, “While lost phones, wallets, and keys come as no surprise, we were delighted to help return some of the quirkier objects – like a handmade cat puppet and a Lego championship wrestling belt – that reflect the uniqueness of our riders.”

Here’s their list of the 50 “quirkest” items that they’ve helped return to their owner:

  1. 8-week-old coffee-colored Chihuahua
  2. Black faux fur neck cuff in a size large
  3. A photo of a New Years kiss
  4. 6 chicken tenders from 7-Eleven
  5. A black and white tuxedo for a small dog
  6. Full set of 18k gold teeth
  7. Professional grade hula hoop
  8. Salmon head
  9. Medium-sized medical marijuana pipe
  10. Birth certificate and social security card
  11. Star Wars skateboard
  12. Very important headband with peacock feathers
  13. A propane tank
  14. A tray of eggs
  15. White leather snakeskin Louboutin heels
  16. Lego championship wrestling belt
  17. A pack of hair and a brown brush shaped like a foot
  18. Ed Sheeran concert tank top
  19. Breast pump with breast milk
  20. Two packs of Italian sausage and a Thanksgiving ham
  21. A shopping cart
  22. Ancestry kit
  23. Lotion and beard oil
  24. Silver & peach colored Venetian masquerade mask
  25. Small handmade cat puppet
  26. Babe Ruth signed baseball
  27. White gold wedding band with diamonds
  28. McDonald’s visor and a large fries
  29. Harry Potter Magic Wand
  30. A special pizza costume
  31. A bird
  32. Red pouch with hammock inside that says “hang loose”
  33. Cheer skirt with a lion head
  34. Yeezy boost 350 butters
  35. A mannequin
  36. Two pieces of my ever-so-special white wedding cake
  37. A fog machine
  38. Japanese style mandolin
  39. Full fish tank with fish and water
  40. An Elvis cape with a few jewels on it
  41. One Gucci flip flop
  42. Red Lobster takeout
  43. Limited edition Chance the Rapper Starbucks gift card
  44. 5×7 prom picture of me and my husband
  45. 10 lbs. pulled pork and 10 lbs. pulled chicken
  46. Rose gold Kim Kardashian LuMee case
  47. A piece of parchment paper with sap on it
  48. Deer antlers and a welding helmet
  49. My dirty laundry
  50. A small plush toy of a cat eating a pizza slice

Yes, many of these are weird…but who the hell doesn’t eat their McD’s fries right when you get them?

[Via CNN]


  1. A couple years ago I was visiting my brother in the military and staying in his place on the base. We went on a bar crawl and took an Uber back to the base. I threw up in it and left my phone. Called it on my brothers phone and got the guy to turn around and drop it off at the gate to the base. Spent the next 2 hours drunkenly wandering around an army base, by myself, looking for the gate and couldn’t find it. The next day, Found the gate and had to walk up to the armed guards and ask if they had my phone. Worst Sunday scaries ever

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  2. So now we’re trying the old ‘Summarize a News Article but Make It Less Interesting Than the Original’ strategy that killed TFM.


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