Top 10 Unusual Things Lost on Public Transit

You would expect people to forget wallets, money, bags, cell phones and mp3 players on the public transport system. You, however, would be surprised how many people would forget other items, such as these.


1. Violin:

In December of 2011 the Toronto Sun reported a reunion between $170,000 USD violin and its owner. She forgot the violin in an overhead department of a regional commuter bus. The instrument is 176 years old and is given on loan to a Boston student. The violin was found by bus cleaners where the student left it.


2. False Teeth

Vancouver’s 1130 News reported false teeth being lost over the holidays on the TransLink. Many people who lose these items may not realize that they’ve lost it on the public transit system. It is also hard to track owner, given the circumstances.


3. Cat:

There was a posting on Craigslist that someone brought their cat with them on the subway and lost it. They were looking for someone who had tips about its whereabouts.


4. Wheelchairs:

This seems unusual as not many people who use wheelchairs can actually walk out of the public transport. Vancouver’s 1130 News reported this as one of the things they found in their lost and found system.


5. Underwear:

Underwear is another uncommon article found on public transit systems. Yet, you’d be surprised what you’d find under the seat of subways or buses. It would disgust you totally.


6. Clothes:

In December of 2011 a couple was found having sex on the subway in Toronto. When the subway was stopped for an emergency, they let themselves out and were having sex on the platform. You don’t see this happening every day.


7. Balance:

In December of 2011, Global TV showed a video of someone losing her balance on the platform of the subway and fell onto the tracks. She was thankfully rescued. However, people should use caution before drinking too much.


8. Breast Implants:

A London courier left it on the Circle Line when he was going to a clinic for delivery. Not many would be able to identify the item. Many would rather mistake it for garbage.


9. Old Russian Coin:

I once found an old Russian coin that dated back to 1898 on the subway. The coin was a rare gem. I never found the owner of that coin either.


10. Cello:

Yo-Yo Ma forgot a $2.5 million cello in the trunk of a taxi. The taxi driver left before Yo-Yo Ma could retrieve the cello. The instrument was eventually returned.


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