Posts Tagged ‘common lost items’

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

Losing Things Sucks: 3 Historically Significant Items – Lost

How many times have you been frustrated about losing something? Whether it be your cell phone, car keys, wallet, library book or even your favorite penny—losing things sucks. Retracing your steps makes you feel silly and you inevitably have to answer the notorious, “Well, where did you leave it?” question numerous times.

So, we all know how frustrating it is to lose one of these things. Now take a look at some of the things that have been lost throughout history, and imagine how these poor souls felt.

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LOST: The First Watch Worn on the Moon

Buzz Aldrin famously wore an Omega Speedmaster on the outside of his spacesuit during Apollo 11. The watch was later lost when he shipped it to the Smithsonian Institute

LOST: Ernest Hemingway’s Fiction Manuscripts

Hemingway’s wife, Hadley, lost a suitcase containing all but two of his fiction manuscripts. At the time of the loss in December 1922, none of Hemingway’s fictions had yet been published. He had to rewrite everything.

LOST: Atlantis

According to Plato, the island of Atlantis sank into the ocean—and completely disappeared—overnight.  While the truth about this is often disputed, we still think losing an island must really be frustrating.


What other famous lost items would you add to this list? Let us know by leaving a comment!


Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

Top 5 Most Commonly Lost items

Who hasn’t lost something in their life? All of us, at some time or another, have had that feeling of panic when we realize we’ve misplaced something. We retrace our steps, look in every nook and cranny (including the couch cushions) and sometimes decide it must have sprouted legs and walked away.

Often times, we find the lost item right where it was supposed to be. Other times, however, it ends up in the land of lost. Nearly all businesses have a box, bin or tub of some fashion, dedicated as the “Lost and Found.”

Lost and found bins typically contain quite an eclectic mix of items. They always seem to hold a few items that make you scratch your head and say, “How did someone lose that?!”

While we can’t answer that question for you, we can let you know which items to keep an extra eye on. That is, after doing some research online (and in lost and found bins around town) we’ve discovered the five most common items in a lost and found bin:

  1. Keys
  2. USB Flash Drives
  3. Mobile Phones
  4. Sunglasses
  5. Gloves

So what can we learn from this? Well first, it’s that we need to keep better tabs on these five items. And second, we know that we’re not alone. Apparently everyone has problems keeping track of their keys, cell phone, sunglasses, etc.

Have you ever lost any of these items? Or have you lost something more valuable? Tell us your stories in the comment section below!

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