This is why it’s always a good idea to check you have everything before you pack up and leave your hotel room. UK hotel chain Travelodge has released a list of items left behind by visitors in 2012 – and you wouldn’t believe what some of them are.
As ABC News puts it, it’s not uncommon for people to forget their phone chargers, books, or other such items behind when they check out of their hotel, but leaving a pair of breast implants, thousands of dollars’ worth of diamonds or live (expensive) kittens is an entirely different matter.
The breast implants found in one of the Travelodge hotels belonged to a woman who had purchased them in the US and was on her way to have breast augmentation in London.
How she could leave the hotel without taking with her the number 1 thing she needed for the surgery to be considered a success is anyone’s guess.
Also found in Travelodge hotels across the UK: a Persian Chinchilla kitten (her owner realized she had forgotten it and came back in just minutes), live crabs (a bucketful of them), a pet python and a micro pig.
“A Rolex watch, a set of false teeth with diamonds, the original Harry Potter wand that was used in the ‘Harry Potter’ films and an 8-foot pop-up spray tanning booth were among the other items. Travelodge said the women who left the spray tan booth behind at the Basildon Wickford Travelodge were so busy ‘nursing their hangovers’ that they neglected to notice they had left it,” ABC News writes.
The book that everyone seems to carry around these days, the trilogy “Fifty Shades of Grey,” was also popular with Travelodge visitors: about 7,000 copies were left behind at their hotels in 2012.
Travelodge says that all items left behind not claimed by their owners within 3 months were donated to Cancer Research charity shops.