A set of breast implants was among the items left behind at a British hotel chain in 2012, with a Rolex watch and a bucket of live crabs also misplaced at a Travelodge.
"Our lost and found departments provide plenty of revelations," said a spokesman for the hotel chain told the Telegraph. "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."
Besides a set of breast implants, those priceless possessions include the keys to a Bugatti, a set of false teeth, a diamond encrusted iPhone and a $975 Persian Chinchilla kitten, ABC News reported.
The set of implants were left behind at the Newcastle Central Travelodge. The British hotel chain said the guest bought the silicone breasts in the United States and was on her way to London for a cosmetic operation when she forgot her new boobs, the Daily Mail reported.
"Each year our lost and found departments provide plenty of revelations,” Travelodge representative Shakila Ahmed told The Independent. "From keys to a Bugatti, Harry Potter's original wand, a micro pig, breast implants to a script from a well-known British soap program, our customers' left-behinds demonstrate what a cross-section of people stay in our 527 hotels.”
Teddy bears were the most popular item forgotten at Travelodge hotels, with 76,500 of the toys misplaced in rooms in 2012.
“Fifty Shades of Grey” was the most popular book found after guests checked out of a Travelodge hotel. About 7,000 copies of E.L. James’ hit were misplaced.
There were also one-of-a-kind items left behind at the British chain of hotels, including the original wand used in the “Harry Potter” films. The wand was locked in a drawer until its owner could retrieve it, the Daily Mail reported. The wand was valued at £2,000, or roughly $3,250.
Other left behind items included a bucket of live crabs, an engagement ring worth more than $16,000 and a Rolex watch valued at more than $81,0000, The Independent reported.
Travelodge’s policy is to donate all unclaimed items to the charity Cancer Research UK if they’re not claimed with three months of being misplaced by guests.
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