A prosthetic limb
“Yes, a left foot was left under a bed. (How did the guest forget that??) This was in London. I called the front desk. A security person came and put it in a large garbage bag, as he did not want to leave the room with a body part. I must say, it still bothers me to this day.”—Jim Angelton
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“I was taking a slow boat down the Mekong Delta from Thailand to Laos, and we stopped for the night in a small village along the Mekong. We wandered towards the nearest hotel, and didn’t worry much about standards it did or did not live up to. My girlfriend and I had a drink or two by the beach and enjoyed the sunset, then went back to our room, which was barebones.
We put up the mosquito net, and turned out the light, which is when we noticed something moving. I got out of bed and got my flashlight and shined it on the wall, which is when I noticed the largest tarantula I’d ever seen in my life. It must have been the size of both of my hands combined. I opened the door and politely shooed the guy out of the room, mustering all the braveness I had within me. He begrudgingly left, but now, regardless of country, I always do a good old tarantula check.”—Christopher Mitchell, travel blogger at travelingmitch.com