Whips, dentures, poutine: a list of what Canadians have left behind in Uber cabs

Uber Technologies Inc. users in Canada last year left behind glass eyes, gold teeth, a black whip and even a graduation certificate in the vehicles they were riding in.

The items made the company’s list of the most outrageous items riders have forgotten in Canadian Uber cars, which also included poutine, homework, a ukuleles, wedding cards, dentures and a shower curtain pole.

Based on its data, Uber says the Canadians who lost the most items last year were using the service in Lethbridge, Alta., and the Niagara and Kitchener-Waterloo regions of Ontario. Montreal placed fourth on that list, and Quebec City fifth.

Uber says users were most forgetful on Saturdays and Sundays and between the hours of 11 p.m. and 1 a.m.

Uber says Jan. 1 and Oct. 29, the Friday closest to Halloween, had the most items lost in its vehicles in a day.

The company’s data shows users were most likely to forget watches on Monday, headphones on Tuesday, laptops on Wednesday, books on Thursday, passports on Friday, phones on Saturday and cakes on Sunday.

Here's a list of the most commonly lost items in Canada:

  • Phone/camera
  • Wallet/purse
  • Keys
  • Backpack/bags
  • Clothes
  • Glasses
  • E-Cigarettes
  • Headphones
  • Jewelry/watches
  • Water bottle/thermos

And here's a sampling of some of the more outrageous items:

  • Black whip
  • Glass eyes
  • Shower curtain pole
  • Graduation certificate
  • Ukulele
  • Fake potted plant
  • Wedding cards
  • Dentures
  • Homework
  • Wedding ring
  • Gold teeth
  • Poutine
  • Asthma pump
  • Insulin
  • Walking stick