Breast Implants, Kitten Among Items Left at Hotel Chain
Forgetting your phone charger at your hotel is one thing. Forgetting your breast implants? Well, that's quite another.
A set of breast implants was one of the unusual items left behind by hotel guests at U.K. hotel chain Travelodge in 2012. Some of the other forgotten items included a Persian Chinchilla kitten worth about $975.
The kitty was staying at the Birmingham Airport Travelodge while participating in a cat show. The hotel chain says "the owner was in such a dash to get to the show that she forgot the cat box containing Porsha. En-route to the venue she realized as the car journey was very quiet. Luckily Porsha was having a nap and did not realize that her owner had left her behind."
Porsha wasn't the only animal left behind. A guest who was attending a fish festival in the area of the Brighton Seafront Travelodge left behind a bucket of live crabs. At the Bristol Severn View property, a pet python named Monty was forgotten.
Percy the micro pig was also left behind. A micro pig, in case you don't know, is a miniature pig that can weigh as little as 30 pounds, which might explain his fate.
A Rolex watch, a set of false teeth with diamonds, the original Harry Potter wand that was used in the "Harry Potter" films and an 8-foot pop-up spray tanning booth were among the other items. Travelodge said the women who left the spray tan booth behind at the Basildon Wickford Travelodge were so busy "nursing their hangovers" that they neglected to notice they had left it.
One of the most popular items left behind? Teddy bears: 76,500 of them. "Fifty Shades of Grey" was the most popular book left behind, with 7,000 copies discarded.
And those implants? They were left at the Newcastle Central Travelodge. The guest was en route to London for a cosmetic operation. She had purchased the implants from a U.S. seller, according to the hotel chain.
Items at Travelodge hotels that were not claimed within three months were donated to Cancer Research U.K. charity shops.
The budget chain operates 527 properties and welcomes 13 million guests every year.