In the last six months, taxi passengers in London had reported losing 54,874 mobile phones (that's more than 2 per taxi), 4,718 PDAs, 3,179 laptops and 923 USB sticks. And I thought it was bad at Heathrow, where people leave 5 laptops and 10 mobiles a day behind at the security machines. Losing stuff in a taxi is a better bet; 96% of phones lost in taxis are returned but only 60% of what's lost at Heathrow, with the rest auctioned off locally (and do they wipe the hard drives? yeah, right).
I also like the list of other things that UK taxi drivers "admitted to finding" (was there much they were too embarrassed to admit?): a telescope, a drunken woman left as a tip by her boyfriend, a machine gun and 100,000 pounds worth of diamonds.
But was that all in the same cab?