Thursday, July 27, 2006
Just Another Reason to Stick to Carry-On Baggage

Have you ever wondered what happens to unclaimed/lost baggage?
I haven't. Still, I find myself agog over this website. That's right, it's the UNCLAIMED BAGGAGE STORE.

Go take a look-see. When you get past the immediate feelings of revulsions over a company making profits off of the loss of air denizens, you'll be amazed at what you can find.

The prices are still too steep for me. But people pack some pretty crazy stuff. I wonder if they have an 'adult' section?
Then again, who wants to own a pre-used battery operated toy?

They do have a list of unusual items, however. My favorite?
  • "A special camera designed for NASA’s Space Shuttle was discovered in an unclaimed piece of luggage."
  • "A guidance system for an F16 fighter jet valued at a quarter of a million dollars showed up in unclaimed baggage"
Great. It makes me feel safe and secure that the best stalemate to allowing top secret, multi-million dollar government projects from leaving the country is through the unpackers of the Unclaimed Baggage Center.

Makes me wonder, though, what happens to unclaimed baggage in the rest of the world. Given to kings and despots? Laundered through drug cartels?

Wonderful. Something else to keep me up at night.
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