With Mercury in Retrograde, which astrologists say influences forgetfulness, we’re back with the eighth annual Uber Lost & Found Index – a snapshot of the most surprising and most popular items left behind in Ubers.

Over the last twelve months, items of clothing, luggage, headphones and wallets topped the list of most frequently forgotten belongings. But Uber riders didn’t just leave the usuals behind… in fact, folks forgot their frontal hair toupees, live turtles, trays of meat pie, tubs of surgical implants, and more. We saw a few new forgetfulness trends this year, too: Miami was the most forgetful city, red was the most lost color, 9pm and 10pm are when most folks report lost items, and January 21st was the most forgetful day.

Take a look at the full Lost & Found Index below, which includes step-by-step instructions on how to get help getting lost items back in the Uber app. Whether it’s your Beyoncé fold up fan or a whole smoked pork belly, we want to help you reunite with your prized possessions!

The 2024 Uber Lost & Found Index

The 10 most commonly forgotten items:

  1. Clothing
  2. Luggage 
  3. Headphones 
  4. Wallet 
  5. Jewelry 
  6. Phone
  7. Camera
  8. Tablet or book
  9. Laptop
  10. Vape 

The 10 most “forgetful” cities:

  1. Miami, FL
  2. Los Angeles, CA
  3. Atlanta, GA
  4. Houston, TX
  5. Dallas, TX
  6. Orlando, FL
  7. Phoenix, AZ
  8. Tampa Bay, FL
  9. Denver, CO
  10. Austin, TX

The 50 most *unique* lost items:

  1. Frontal hair toupee
  2. Hot sauce and a breathalyzer
  3. I left a leaf in your car that’s much needed
  4. Two containers with spiders in them
  5. A Beyoncé fold up fan
  6. A tray of meat pie
  7. Ceramic cat
  8. Jar of oysters
  9. A personalized blanket with a picture of me and my dog
  10. Small rat skeleton prop
  11. Candle that says ‘See you in court’
  12. A fake tooth / retainer (it’s a really small plastic piece with a fake tooth in it)
  13. Gray tub of surgical implants
  14. Police-grade handcuffs
  15. My live pet animal turtle
  16. Waist beads and a burrito steamer
  17. I left expensive blueberries that are special that I need that the store is completely out of. There’s two packages that I absolutely need.
  18. My girlfriend’s pregnant pills
  19. Small box containing a gnome. 
  20. Standup paddleboard paddle
  21. Painting from SeaWorld. It was wrapped up in a roll and I love it.
  22. A playbill from the Spamalot show at the Kennedy Center
  23. My robot
  24. Benihana garlic butter
  25. Contraceptive Plan B from Costco and a BaBylissPRO massager machine
  26. A panic button
  27. A spear and a furry fox tail
  28. Taylor Swift autograph. Framed!!!!
  29. Fart sensor
  30. Bravo Con wristband 
  31. A #bestdayever foam sign
  32. 3 feathers
  33. Fake butt
  34. Poster of Hillary Clinton
  35. Panty liner and 1000 bucks. That’s all I can remember
  36. Some lotion or my thong
  37. Meditation crystals
  38. Undergarments, bread, pack of ham and mayo
  39. Cardboard cut out panda
  40. Street sign saying ‘She’s drunk’ and a picture frame
  41. My father’s beard softener
  42. Big sentimental carrying jug
  43. Paternity test
  44. WWE championship belt
  45.  Harry Potter wand engraved with name ‘Alexander’
  46. Large sticker with a dancing cartoon cat that says ‘Spanky Fest’ on it
  47. I might have left my garden fence in the trunk.
  48. Jeep Liberty engine. Please call me
  49. I lost my wizard woman
  50. Three Japanese ceramic decorative cats – one gold, one black and one pink. All fist-sized.

Top 20 forgotten food items:

  1.   Leftovers from Pizzeria Portofino. Soooo expensive.
  2.   A whole smoked pork belly
  3.   Cooler with meat
  4.   I left the ice cream cones in your car and was worried about it melting and making a mess
  5.   A nice cheese. Feel free to keep!
  6.   A pan of chicken spaghetti
  7.   Bucket of cookies
  8.   Benihana garlic butter
  9.   Mason jar with cilantro
  10. Church cookies in the trunk
  11. Green lettuce in a jar in your car
  12. Fly ass burrito
  13. Side of salmon
  14. Tomatoes (Don’t need ‘em back, just a heads up so they don’t cook in your car!)
  15. A tray of meat pie
  16. I left my pizza in your car! I can’t believe I left it!
  17. Bowl of meat is in your car! And i need it
  18. I left some pasta in the back by accident. Feel free to have it! It was so yummy and I didn’t eat out of the plate. Thanks again!
  19. Jar of oysters
  20. Small container of valuable honey

2024 Lost & Found trends:

  • Seeing Red: Lost an item and seeing red? Well, that should help, since the most popular color of lost items was red.
  • Keeping Cool with Crystals: Channeling your inner zen and manifesting more just got a little harder. Riders around the country lost a number of healing crystals, including purple Amethysts, green Aventurines and more.
  • Mini Cooper Movers: The top lost car keys were from Mini Cooper owners. They won’t be getting very far in their little cars!
  • What’s the WiFi: There was a significant number of wifi hotspots and mobile routers left behind this year. Is that why you dropped from the Zoom call?
  • Getting Sensical: It appears Uber riders are coming to their senses this year, or finding them rather. From dignity, to credibility and memory, riders reported emotional losses left behind.
  • Next Time, Take Your Board: Whether of sentimental value or brand spankin’ new, skateboarders forgot their #1 tool this year time and time again.

Most forgetful days / times:

  • Remember 1/21: January 21st is the most forgetful day of the year, with the most lost items recorded.
  • Losing Hour: The most popular hours of the day lost items were reported were 9:00 pm and 10:00 pm. Not the ideal night time routine we see on TikTok, huh? 

Lost items that peak on certain days:

  • People are most likely to forget luggage on Mondays.
  • People are most likely to forget headphones on Tuesdays.
  • People are most likely to forget wallets on Wednesdays.
  • People are most likely to forget jewelry on Thursdays.
  • People are most likely to forget phones on Fridays.
  • People are most likely to forget vapes on Saturdays.
  • People are most likely to forget clothing on Sundays.

If you’ve left something behind during a ride with Uber, look no further than this help page, which outlines the simple steps you can take to help you get a lost item returned to you. 

The best way to retrieve a lost item is to call the driver – but if you leave your phone itself in an Uber, you can login 

  1. Open the Uber app and tap “Activity” on the bottom icon menu. 
  2. Select the trip on which you lost the item.
  3. Scroll down to “Find lost item” in the Help section, and then “Contact driver about a lost item.”
  4. Enter your phone number to call the driver.
  5. If your driver picks up and confirms that your item has been found, coordinate a mutually convenient time and place to meet for its return to you.
  6. If your driver doesn’t pick up, leave a detailed voicemail describing your item and the best way to contact you.