11 Worst Things Ever Lost

Don't worry, iPhone guy, it's not just you
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 21, 2010 11:19 AM CDT
11 Worst Things Ever Lost
Cast member Demi Moore poses as Ashton Kutcher films her at the premiere of "The Joneses" in Los Angeles on Thursday, April 8, 2010.   (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)

The drunk Apple engineer who left his iPhone prototype in a bar shouldn’t feel too bad: At least he didn’t lose, say, blueprints for the H-bomb like one physicist did. The Daily Beast lists 11 other famously misplaced items:

  • Top-secret laptop: Once again, alcohol is to blame. A senior MI6 agent imbibed a little too much at a tapas bar and left his laptop—presumably containing some fairly sensitive info.
  • Passwords: Yes, more alcohol—probably. A USB memory stick containing 12 million passwords was found outside a Staffordshire pub.

  • iPhone: The last time an iPhone prototype went missing, the story was a lot more tragic. The Chinese employee who lost the phone committed suicide.
  • Nude pictures: Apparently, Ashton Kutcher really likes to take nude photos of his wife. About 30 of them were on his cell phone when it went missing, and a Spanish man tried to sell it for $1 million.
  • Very expensive instruments: At least three musicians have left instruments worth anywhere from $700,000 to $4 million in cabs.
For the complete list, click here. (More iPhone stories.)

Get the news faster.
Tap to install our app.
Install the Newser News app
in two easy steps:
1. Tap in your navigation bar.
2. Tap to Add to Home Screen.