Do you know - Lost & Found Day


Lost and Found Day was officially announced on November 19th, 2012, but the concept of having a place where people can come to possibly recover things they have lost dates back 1805 when Napoleon Bonaparte opened the first lost and found an office in Paris. Objects found on the streets of the city could be brought there, and those looking for them could go there to see if their items had been brought in.

Since then, the concept has spread all over the world. Transport for London’s lost property offices collects about 130,000 objects every year, ranging from the obvious choices such as mobile phones and wallets to more unexpected and unusual ones, like wedding dresses, urns containing ashes of the deceased, wheelchairs and even kitchen sinks.

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