A cat, 45 pieces of fried chicken and a Bros poster: The strangest things people have ever left in the back of an UBER
- Other lost items included a fake skull, a Nando’s uniform and a smoke machine
- The newly released data was gathered from Uber’s 2019 lost and found index
- It revealed the most forgetful cities in the UK which included London and Belfast
A cat, 45 pieces of fried chicken and a Bros poster are among the strangest things people have left behind in an Uber.
Other bizarre items which have been misplaced include a fake skull, a Nando’s uniform, a smoke machine and even a potty.
Data gathered from Uber’s lost and found index charted the items returned to app users and has revealed the most forgetful cities, as well as the quirky items passengers have left behind.
A cat is one of the most bizarre things that have been left in an Uber according to new data (stock image)
45 pieces of fried chicken (stock image left) as well as a poster of boy band the Bros (right) were lost in the cars
London, Belfast and Bristol were ranked as the UK’s most forgetful cities over the last 12 months, with the highest number of lost items relative to trips.
The data suggests the UK is the fourth most forgetful nation in Europe, behind Ireland, the Netherlands and France.
The UK’s lost items list also included five toilet rolls, a script for musical Legally Blonde, a purple travel potty, a ukulele, a Masonic apron, an electric scooter, a GCSE art project and a panini maker.
A fake skull (model of a human skull above) was also one of the items that a forgetful passenger had left behind
Other lost items included a ukulele (stock image above), as well as a potty and a jar of herbs
‘We’ve all experienced that moment of panic when you realise you’ve left something behind in a car, plane, bus or train, only to realise the chances of getting that item back are slim,’ an Uber spokesman said.
‘Because Uber offers 24/7 in-app support and records the details of your trip, you’re much more likely to be reunited with your belongings, especially when you can call your driver directly from the app to arrange its safe delivery back to you.’
Uber said reports from users on the loss of ‘my dignity’ and ‘my pride’ were also logged with the firm.
A Masonic Apron (pictured above) had also been found to have been left behind
A panini/sandwich maker (stock image above) was also found as well as items such as train tickets
A tooth, a KFC meal, a vegan sausage roll, a return train ticket to Scotland, a Panettone, an SNES games console, a pewter tankard, some partial dentures, two vodka cranberry drinks and 20 Sovereign Blue cigarettes and a jar of herbs completed the strangest items list.
The most commonly lost item is a mobile phone, Uber said, followed by a wallet or purse, bags or backpacks and keys.
Toilet roll had also been left behind in Uber cars across the UK, where London was found to be one of the most forgetful cities