People love to collect things, and we've all heard the proverb, "One man's trash is another man's treasure." I kept trying to rationalize this to myself as I was sorting through my mom's basement. I found credit card receipts dating back to the early '70's, as well as my brother's Bar Mitzvah suit from 1971. I made piles for donating, destroying, and disintegrating, and it barely scratched the surface. This made me think about the items that other people didn't want to part with.
One junk pick-up service was asked to haul away some pretty unusual things including:
-Sex dolls made out of chicken wire
-19 truckloads of expired ice cream
-An actual coffin that the owner said was a Halloween prop
What I find most disturbing is that all of that ice cream had to go to waste.
Auto Rental News reported an even stranger list of items left behind in their cars:
-A goat's heart in the wheel well
-A hamster in the glove box, a petrified dead salamander in the center console, a snapping turtle under the passenger seat, and a live chicken that flew out of the trunk.
-A severed human hand
-5 undocumented immigrants were pulled from the trunk of a Chevy Lumina
Only 5 undocumented immigrants? They should have used a Volkswagen.
The award for smuggling the most articles into the smallest trunk goes to a Florida inmate. He packed in 30 items which included:
-17 blue pills
-A receipt from CVS
Too bad it wasn't a "get out of jail free" coupon. Good thing he saved his CVS receipt. I wonder if he knows my mother?