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People Lost Some Weird Shit In Uber Cars Last Year. Here's The List.

"Two packets of Dead Sea mud," a jetpack, and "my brother"????

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The company did the same thing for 2016 said then that a driver will on average return 11 lost items to passengers over the course of a year. The number remained the same in 2017. The statistic was pulled from data on people who had taken more than 500 rides since 2016.

Last year, rings were #2. Yikes.


Were the Emmys that lit? Maybe it was just coincidence: Uber said people were most likely to report things lost on Sundays, which Sept. 17 was.

1. My brother

2. A Burger King visor

3. Gold grills with diamonds

4. Letter from my boyfriend who is in jail

5. Divorce papers

6. Marriage certificate

7. Two packets of Dead Sea mud

8. Rhinestone mask

9. Cat carrier

10 Flat screen TV

11. A green Birkenstock right shoe

12. Jetpack

13. College diploma

14. Forest Green alpaca scarf

15. Tuxedo

16. Butcher knife

17. Tax returns

18. Box full of hair extensions

19. Dark green wool fedora with feathers and pin

20. Bulletproof vest

21. A black collapsible wagon

22. Minnie Mouse light-up ears

23. A bride's veil

24. A red cape

25. A Pokémon card holder

Last year's list included a lobster (unclear if it was dead or alive), "valuable Nordic walking poles," a laser, an "expensive slipper," a "meat packet," a diary, and a "money bag." The company said that, since the process is between individual riders and drivers, it doesn't know whether the items made it back to their owners.


Uber made a video last year showing how to retrieve your items. If you, too, have lost your divorce papers in a stranger's car, you should watch it!

View this video on YouTube


This post has been updated with new data from Uber on the places where riders left the most items behind.

Blake Montgomery is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in San Francisco.

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