Implants Left At Hotel; Travelodge Guest Forgets Breasts
Implants left at a hotel? Just another day in the life of the Travelodge lost and found department. The U.K. hotel chain has more than 500 locations and services around 13 million guests every year. And people being people, sometimes they forget things. Like breast implants. Implants left at a hotel are among the most eye-catching items on the list of objects left behind at Travelodge hotels in 2012, but they had some stiff competition.
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In addition to implants left at the hotel, Travelodge also took in a Rolex watch, false teeth adorned with diamonds, a box of 200 Queen Elizabeth masks, four Power Ranger costumes, Joseph's Technicolor Dreamcoat, a Harry Potter wand (used in the films), a stamp album worth around $400,000, among other oddities and not-so-oddities.
Implants left at a hotel are a once-in-a-year kind of thing, but books are a commonly forgotten item. 20,000 books were left behind at Travelodge hotels this year, including 7,000 copies of 'Fifty Shades of Grey.' Teddy bears also top of the list of items that aren't implants left at a hotel, with more than 76,000 cuddly buddies returned to rightful owners in 2012.
"Our lost and found departments provide plenty of revelations," a Travelodge spokesman told the Daily Mail. "'Our customers' left-behinds demonstrate what a cross section of people stay in our 527 hotels."
The implants left at a hotel were forgotten by a traveler who had purchased them in U.S. and was on her way to a plastic surgeon to have them installed before leaving them behind at a Newcastle-area Travelodge. She was, however, NOT the woman who left behind an 8-foot pop-up spray tanning booth.
Sometimes the things left behind at hotels are living things. Like Percy the micropig, a miniature 30-lb' pig left behind at one Travelodge. Another hotel held on to Porsha, a Persian Chincilla kitten worth $975, until her owner realized she'd forgotten the kitty on her way to the cat show. Fortunately, she wasn't in the same room as Monty, someone's pet python.
So what happens to the trash and the treasures, like implants, left at hotels? In Travelodge's case, the items are kept for a period of three months, after that they get donated to Cancer Research U.K. charity shops.
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