Breast implants and live crabs … the bizarre items left in hotels in 2012

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We have all been guilty of losing our keys or wallet in the past. But that’s nothing compared to some of the guests at hotels in the UK over the last year

We can all be a little forgetful and have all been guilty of losing our keys or wallet in the past, but that’s nothing compared to some of the guests at Travelodge hotels up and down the country over the last year.

The hotel chain, which has more than 500 properties in Britain, has revealed some of the weird and wonderful items left behind in its hotel rooms.

Some of the most bizarre items uncovered by staff include breast implants, a bucket of live crabs and even a live python.

It seems that even when items are worth their weight in gold, some of us simply cannot keep track of them.

Some of the more extravagant misplaced possessions include a £10,000 engagement ring, a £50,000 Rolex watch, a diamond-encrusted iPhone and a stamp collection worth a whopping £250,000.

EuroMillions
EuroMillions. Image by Magnus D

A winning EuroMillions lottery ticket was also found under a mattress in Watford, though Travelodge refused to disclose how much the guest had won.

Some of the more common items found in rooms include phone and laptop chargers, sat navs, clothes, mobile phones and suitcases.

Yet possibly the most regularly forgotten item is the teddy bear, with Travelodge claiming that more than 76,000 were reunited with their owners in 2012.

“Our lost and found departments provide plenty of revelations,” said a spokesman for the hotel chain.

“What is becoming evident after speaking to customers is that the pace of life has become so fast and we are so eager to get from A to B that priceless processions are easily being forgotten.”

50 Shades of Grey
50 Shades of Grey. Image by Shockingly Tasty

More than 20,000 books were also left behind by Travelodge guests last year, more than a third of which were 50 Shades of Grey – making it the most discarded novel of the year.

But before you quit your job to become a Travelodge room cleaner in order to see what you can find, any items which are unclaimed after three months are donated to Cancer Research UK.

Breast implants and live crabs … the bizarre items left in hotels in 2012 was last modified: June 26th, 2019 by Oonagh Shiel
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