Uber released its 2020 Lost & Found Index on Tuesday, which tracks everything from the most commonly forgotten items in cars, to other trends that the ride-sharing service has observed. It's an interesting breakdown, but before we dive down the rabbit hole, there are a few "discoveries" that should come as no surprise.
After pouring over their findings, Uber can confirm that riders are "most forgetful on Fridays and Saturdays, and late at night," with 11 p.m. and midnight representing the time when people are most likely to leave behind an item. While Uber can't specify whether or not those stats are related to alcohol consumption, it doesn't take a genius to see a correlation there. Meanwhile, the major three possessions you make sure you have before walking out of your front door—phone, wallet, and keys—are also, unsurprisingly, Uber's top three most commonly forgotten items.
According to the data, the top three most forgetful cities, in order, are Lubbock, Texas, Oxford, Mississippi, and College Station, Texas. We would venture a guess that this isn't an indictment on the mindfulness of the city's residents, but instead has to do with the students in nearby colleges. Texas Tech University is in Lubbock, and Texas A&M University is in College Station, while the University of Mississippi is close to Oxford.
Now, let's take a moment to acknowledge the "unique" items that have been found in an Uber. Like, a lanyard that says "virginity rocks," or mice for someone's pet snake to eat. There's even mention of "My wife’s weed" because if the ride is in her partner's name, the weed obviously can only belong to "the wife." Other strange items include a bulletproof vest, a lobster, and an engagement ring.
Click here to check out the entire 2020 Lost & Found Index.