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By Raisa Bruner
March 29, 2017

For forgetful souls who leave behind an item in an Uber, the embattled ride-sharing company provides a simple way to get in touch with a driver and see if the missing object can be returned. As it turns out, the company has also been keeping track of exactly what all its millions of passengers are leaving behind.

On Wednesday, Uber released their “Lost and Found Index,” a comprehensive list of the many items North American riders tend to forget when they exit their ride, according to the ride app. In a blog post, Uber explains the Index is meant “to prepare for Mercury falling into retrograde in just over a week;” clearly, they care about astrological beliefs. But really, this list is a window into the contemporary human condition. While they acknowledge the most popular lost items—your humdrum phones, keys, rings, wallets, and the like—it’s their compendium of “50 most unique items forgotten in Ubers” that’s worth a second look.

Apparently, passengers have reported the following missing: “valuable Nordic walking poles,” a lobster, a smoke machine, a “sweet potato care package,” a taser, a “money bag,” corn hole boards, an elf cut-out, a bulletproof vest, a wooden hat, a “wedding outfit,” and even an engagement ring. There’s much more to be discovered on the list, too, each item just begging for a more complete story about its origin—and ultimate destination. Hopefully the owner of that engagement ring got his or her sparkler back, at least.

Here’s the full set of 50 “most unique” things left behind:

Valuable Nordic walking poles
Paintings
Lobster
Sweet potato care package
Paycheck
Guitar
Engagement ring
Rubber mallet
School papers
Chair
Laser
Hot Cheetos
Notary bag
Pool stick
Smoke machine
Pearl earrings
Wedding outfit
Hard drive
Stroller
Bulletproof vest
Crime & Punishment (book)
Valium
Grill set
Meat packet
Corn hole boards
Wooden hat
Lottery ticket
Back massage device
Rose quartz
Mustard
Bible
Elf cut-out
Tap handle
Expensive slipper
Harry Potter glasses
Salsa Verde
Kite
Cape
Potted plant
Nintendo
Dog sweater
Contact lenses
Diary
Tickets
Arm sling
Taser
Vacuum
Jewelry box
Money bag
Violin

 

Write to Raisa Bruner at raisa.bruner@time.com.

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