The things that hotel guests leave behind...
Harry Potter's original wand, a micro pig and breast implants top a bizarre list of items left in hotels across Britain last year.
Budget chain Travelodge says a winning EuroMillions lottery ticket, a bucket of live crabs and a diamond-encrusted iPhone were also left behind by guests.
"Each year our lost and found departments provide plenty of revelations," said Travelodge spokeswoman Shakila Ahmed.
"From keys to a Bugatti, Harry Potter's original wand, a micro pig, breast implants to a script from a well-known British soap programme, our customers' left-behinds demonstrate what a cross section of people stay in our 527 hotels."
Other bizarre items included a box of 200 Queen Elizabeth masks, a trunk of chocolate bars and a pantomime horse.
In a Travelodge in Essex, an 8ft pop-up spray tanning booth was left behind by a group of girls nursing their hangovers.
More than 20,000 books were also left behind in hotel rooms, 7,000 of which were of which were copies of E L James' Fifty Shades of Grey.
what do you think?
7000 dirty old women then! ;)
or dirty young women Mikey - it's popular with all ages :D maybe some fellas as well
Pah - have you read it? I was disappointed - it's all experimental weirdness like children at it. Quite unnerving!
I haven't read it, Can't get up any enthusiasm. My 17 year old niece has read it and says I can borrow it. Maybe :)
It's really badly written, like a Mills and Boon with dirty bits!
Louisa. Like you I understand that it is a really poorly written piece of work
The last sentence of this report made me feel dizzy. Frankly, I don't believe it - have you ever stayed at a Travelodge? My one experience was of squalor and sleeplessness and I think the list of expensive items claimed to have been left behind seems like a swizz to suggest the more wealthy stay there. Maybe Travelodge's management thinks this will raise its profile!
Having worked at a hotel, I can vouch for most of the items left behind. A particularly obnoxious guest and his partner left behind a rampant rabbit when they changed rooms. I was very tempted to go into the Dining room the next day and announce it in a loud voice! No wonder Basil Fawlty was so funny - these things really do happen! Can't say we've had anyone leave crabs (that would be a good one to announce!)but as the psychiatrist said in one episode, "there's enough material here for an entire conference"